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Amethyst Dreams

About this design:

I was up late last night because our dog isn't feeling good. So I stayed up as late as I could to make sure she got outside when she wanted to. I figured, well if I'm awake I might as well be productive. So I put this piece together. I really like how it turned out, and will be keeping this one for myself. Hope you enjoy it!


SS and Amethyst focal(very old). Dogtooth Amethyst thin oval, Golden Pyrite 3mm faceted round, 11/0 seed beads in antiqued marble black, opaque frosted lavender, gilded marble lavender, Tierracast antique silver clasp all from Lima Beads

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  1. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Stunning necklace Wanda! That focal is to die for FAV !!!

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

    Elegant necklace; love it.

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wanda, this is so lovely. Very professional looking and as judy said: Elegant!

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Oh Wanda–this is absolutely wonderful! I love the entire look created with the Dogtooth Amethyst and seed beads. Was your focal an heirloom? Great design! I am sorry to hear about your dog; we also have been in that situation too. Give her a hug for me! :)

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Absolutely fab! The focal is exquisite.I can see why it’s going in your private collection.

  6. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Very nice. Love the pendant, looks very Victorian. The lavender shades are great. Hope your doggie us feeling better.

  7. Dill
    Dill says:

    Gorgeous, Wanda! I really love your design! The seed beads that you chose go so well with the amethyst.

  8. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Very nice. One of my favorite stones.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments! Yes Crystal Canary it is a heirloom. I’ve had it for a while, and just last night the design came to me. I will try and get a picture of it on, so you all can see how it sits. As for our good old Sandy, she is doing a bit better today. Thank you for asking.

  10. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    This is just beautiful, Wanda. How did you twist the beads? I love the look of this because it is vintage but modern.

  11. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Stunningly beautiful, Wanda ! Love the balance of the seed beads with the larger amethyst beads. Also glad to hear “Sandy” is doing better – - -

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    deleted says:

    Very lovely and fit for royalty. Beautiful job updating the heirloom piece.

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Productive indeed! This is just so elegant. Love the delicate twist length with the larger beads.

  14. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    Very beautiful antique looking piece.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gorgeous! And I hope your dog is feeling better! Our dogs have been cycling through and handing back and forth a nasty GI bug/something they find in the yard and eat as well. Gotta love ‘em!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I can see why you want to keep this for yourself…it’s lovely! I am bad about that. I make stuff and have separation anxiety! LOL

  17. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks everyone! Our doggy has had a couple of better days…but she is old and it is understandable to have your off days. She turned 20 this year, so I try and make her life as easy and comfortable as possible.

  18. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I can’t imagine how hard it is for Sandy at 20. Our two loved ones (mother and daughter) passed away at 12 and at 13. Life in the last years was truly becoming a struggle, but we loved them both to the end. All my heartfelt understanding.

  19. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much CC. She truly has been a loyal best friend to all of us for many years. Now it’s our turn to love and care for her, and make the rest of her life as comfortable and happy as possible.

  20. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Hi Del…sorry for the delay. I just twisted the strands together, then tied them in a knot and put them in the clam shell thingy with a dab of glue. So far it hasn’t even moved.

  21. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful necklace, Wanda. The focal is gorgeous and you did a fabulous job showcasing it!!

    Hope Sandy has many more happy days. I’ve been there too, you have my sympathy.

  22. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    What a gorgeous necklace Wanda! The dogtooth amethyst is perfect with the focal. I love everything about your design, beautiful!

  23. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous color and fantastic design! Love the contrast between the seed beads and and the larger beads. They both look great with the pendant. :D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Absolutely lovely! Agree with everyone! And wishing Sandy well.

  25. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, I’m also happy that your Sandy is doing better :D

  26. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful comments Gail, Angela, LRC, Monica and Asia!

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