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The Enemy is Near

About this design:

This pendant is from Josephine Beads and it has a samurai decal on it, I pulled the colors from it and made a knotted bib necklace with a wide assortment of beads.


From Lima Beads are Fire Opal, Czech glass, bead caps, chain and waxed linen. From my stash stripped seed beads, trade beads, turquoise ovals, Grubbi ceramics, polymer clay JBDRustic, lampwork Garden of Beads.

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  1. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Wow, this is so interesting! It’s like I want to explore it! Love the aged look it has.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, MM :D

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Interesting indeed…I think if I had that necklace,I’d wear it all the time! It’s fabulous!

  4. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    Love the broad range of beads tied together by color.

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I’m crazy for this! It’s so cool! I can’t stop looking at it. Every bead is perfect, they all work so well together, blending with the focal without taking away from it.

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    Love this necklace, Asia. You ventured out from the pastels. You put this together with such an eye for color combination. I absolutely love how you pulled the colors from the focal piece.

  7. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow this is beautiful Asia! It reminds me of an amazing find that’s been unearthed at an archeological dig. Your choice of beads are perfect for that gorgeous focal. Outstanding! :)

  8. kye
    kye says:

    This is soooo beautiful! You always use the most interesting beads and components! Plus you have such an extraordinary color sense and knack for combining elements into works of art. I just love your work! :)

  9. G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail says:

    Love it! The bib is gorgeous and the rustic beads and selection of color really show it off.

  10. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    This is so gorgeous! It reminds me of things I’ve seen at museum shops for quite a lot of money. Your color sense is superb. I also love the earthiness of the beads. A definite fave!

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    foxhill designs vt says:

    Wow, Asia! I love this design. The combinations of colors, textures and shapes is perfection!

  12. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very stunning piece….right into my faves!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    You girls sure know how to lift someone spirits, thank you so much, you just made my day :D :D :D

  14. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    This is gorgeous. The colours and shape of the beads are just amazing. Love it!

  15. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Asia, this is truly superb! It does indeed look like an archaeological find. Whoever gets this for their own or to give as a gift is one lucky person.

  16. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    Wow! This is fantastic Asia. Love it – so unique.

  17. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Asian inspired…ancient and modern look at the same time! This is one beautiful necklace and the name sure caught my attention.

  18. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much, glad you liked it :D

  19. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fantastic amalgamation, Asia! You always know exactly which beads to put together! Love it!

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you Becky, I absulutely love beading it helps me to keep my winter blues under control and fulfils my creativity :D :D :D

  21. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Asia, Awesome necklace! The rustic appeal of this piece is wonderful. I like how you used the striped aged beads in the back to follow thru with the theme. You’ve highlighted the focal with the perfect combination of specialty beads. Love it! :)

  22. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Ah-mazeing as usual!

  23. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you CC and Becca, happy to say it sold :D :D :D

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