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Elephant in Blue

About this design:

Raiding the $1.00 tray at Walmart again I found the cool Elephant pendant that looks like a resin and the large carved beads, which are plastic. I have had this pendant paired with 3 different ideas and none have made me happy. This one might be the one so I actually crimped it. I used bunches of beads which were sent to me as part of a friend's destashing.


Elephant pendant. Large carved beads. 2 Aventurine rounds. 2 red creek jasper rounds. 4 blue haze agate rounds. 10 amazonite rounds. 5 mookiate sticks. Large and small natural brass beads. Pale aqua wedge stones??? Aquamarine maybe. 2 bumpy copper beads. Aqua seed beads.

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  1. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    I love all your designs. This one is exotic looking, love it! You are so creative the way you can use “orphan” beads, or how you can see a bead or pendant and the design just comes together. You are so talented. I have so many leftover beads and can never find use for them all:)

  2. franny
    franny says:

    really like your contemporary tribal look!…love the aqua beads with the mahogony-like resin medallion & a touch of ‘metal’, great colour combo…keep it crimped, i never get to that stage!

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow Deb! This is beautiful how you combined the amazonite with that cool pendant! What do think that pendant is made of? It’s SO gorgeous! AND for a dollar! Lucky you to find this!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is gorgeous, Deb! I love softness of the amazonite with copper and mookiate! That pendant is such a great find :)

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love this, Deb. I can’t believe you got this at Walmart. I like all the different shapes and the closure.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Gem, Angela, Wanda, Del and Franny. I am pleased you like my elephant. I decided to google resin elephant pendant to see what I found and here he is. So I guess I was correct in saying that is the material. I am still in the dark about the aqua wedge shaped stones…aquamarine?? I also need to retake the photo because the color in some things is not showing up.
    Thank you again. :)


  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so pretty with so many of one of my favorite colors. And I too love your elephant. Great design as always.

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Does look like aquamarine.

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This has a tribal feel to it! Love the colors and design! You done good!!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Deb, You always find the best things! I will tell you we have 3 Walmart stores in our area–and I never find anything!! The bins in these stores don’t carry focals but rather only little bags of misc beads. I started looking because of all your great pendants–wish I could visit your Walmart! I absolutely love what you did with this necklace! You captured the essence of the elephant perfectly! :)

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it!!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Becky and Maria. Crystal Canary, there are usually only bags of beads at my stores. But I get to work in 4 out of town, there are 2 in my town, 1 in my Mom’s town when I visit and there is 1 more I occasionally hit on the way home from work. It is very rare to find a pendant. But sometimes I get lucky. A lot of those bags of beads have cool things. It is hit or miss but worth it when I snag.something!!
    Thank you so much for the compliment. :)

  13. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Ditto all the above. I have to start checking out my local Walmart – great find. This is stunning!

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Wonderful design and great beads from the destash.

  15. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great design and great find – - and I always look through those dollar trays at Wally World, too – - but don’t usually find the kinds of treasures you discover. Fun to look, though, isn’t it !

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love how you put him together, very tribal!

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    The muse had a really inspiring effect, love the colors and all the little details :D

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