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Midsummer Night

About this design:

The days are getting shorter and the nights a little longer so I wanted to capture the woodlands before the summer is gone.


Ceramic pendant by Spinning Star studio, wool beads, Czech glass, batik ribbon made by me, and copper and brass findings.

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

    Beautiful – perfect name for this piece – it has an ethereal glow!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love that pendant..and the wood beads and batik ribbon are a perfect touch! Gorgeous, Del!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Beautifully woodsy!
    Love that cute little visiting bumble bee. :-D

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Judy, Wanda, and Mary. He was a very sleepy little bee.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty….the ribbon matches the focal perfectly!

  6. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    The ribbon does bring it all together nicely. Pretty design altogether.

  7. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Beadaholic and Warped Wire. I love batik fabric and I make a lot of quilts with it. It has a very tribal feel to it and some of the designs are so intricate.

  8. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is just a wonderful design! All the pieces/parts fit beautifully.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Del, It doesn’t get much better for me–I think this is awesome! You captured the woodlands perfectly. I love everything about this from the batik fabric, to the wood beads and CZ nuggets, and that great pendant and twig bar! By the way, I searched forever to find the bumble bee in your design only to feel really silly to see that he was sitting next to your necklace admiring it! I do hope one day to be as creative as you. Fantastic work and vision here! :)

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I was looking all over the bee, too!Love this design. The title captures the mood of the piece, and all the components are spectacular. Beautiful!

  11. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Cindy, Crystal and Elis Mom. The bee was just sitting there on my bleached out deck rail and he wasn’t moving for anything. So I just staged the necklace around the little fellow. I thought he went well with the design.

  12. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    So pretty and love your visitor.

  13. Dill
    Dill says:

    Gorgeous colors and I love the ribbon you made!

  14. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  15. Karen aka kidsauthor
    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    So earthy, love the ribbon with the wood beads, very creative piece and the bumble ties it together!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful! You have nailed the feel and balance of this piece!

  17. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    So much to enjoy in this necklace…love the colors…so calming and earthy.

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks everyone for your generous comments. Happy Beading.

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