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Goldberry's Fall Necklace

About this design:

I think this is my most favorite piece I have ever made. Tolkein's Goldberry with autumn leaf colors, fig, plum,golden pear, sunlight on yellowing willows, seeds and berries. The braided two-sided ring adds just enough and reminds me of Goldberry's hair braided for harvesting.


From Lima Beads: TierraCast brass-plated ivy links, TierraCast small brass-plated Czech button, Gk bronze-plated braided ring 29mm, Czech 5mm sueded metallic pink melon, Czeh 3mm purple metallic sueded melon, Czech 3mm gold metallic suede melon "really an olive green." Czech 3mm English cut poppy seed, Czech 3mm round Pacifica fig, Czech 3x5 amber with mercury fire-polished rondelle, Czech 3x5 opal cream fire-polished rondelle, Czech 6mm Asian Pear with bronze Picasso fire-polished round, Czech 8x10 Autumn metallics English cut,4mm Czech Pacifica Elderberry round, 3mm Czech matte metallic flax round, 6/0 Toho frosted crystal w/gold lining, Toho 3mm Magatama frosted blackberry, 8/0 Toho frosted bronze, 6/0 Toho matte mauve mocha, 11/0 Toho Demi gold-lustered amethyst, 6mm antique copper-plated jump rings, .019 silver satin softflex beading cable. From other sources: 6/0 Toho frosted transparent medium amethyst, Toho 4mm cube matte raku plum-blue iris, 6/0 Toho dark copper, 5mm Toho cube matte dark olive, 6/0 Toho frosted bronze, Czech 8/0 aged red copper, Czech 6/0 frosted ivory, 8/0 Czech opaque sienna luster, Czech 8/0 metallic gold, 11/0 Toho matte opaque slate blue, Toho 11/0 matte opaque olive, Toho 11/0 dk bronze, Toho 15/0 matte transparent smokey topaz, Heavy oxidized jump rings, glossy black iron jump rings, 2x2 HEAVY sterling silver crimp beads.

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  1. kye
    kye says:

    Oh Wow!! This is soooo fantastic! Such a wonderful design and sophisticated color scheme. My goodness this is gorgeous! Wow! Wow! Wow!

  2. Celi
    Celi says:

    Beautifully done! Great color combinations. Love the design.

  3. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    I agree. Gorgeous colour combination and design. :)

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Outstanding necklace with outstanding awesome beads in it! Kye wows says it all.

  5. Sophiebug
    Sophiebug says:

    Love the colors and texture to this!

  6. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    Thanks! I am proud of this one.

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I so agree with Kye…a really subtle and sophisticated color palette. Ans love the backstory!

  8. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    I can see why it’s your fave, and you should be proud! The blend of colors grabs me and then I see the indiv. colors and how complex the various strands are. Then the beauty of the back section comes through, and the findings and braided ring embellishment reach out for attention. Utterly stunned! A big-time fave!

  9. PPR
    PPR says:

    Very pretty necklace with a nice combination of colors and beads. GREAT DESIGN!

  10. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Gorgeous. Love that design. It looks so stylish and I really love the colour scheme. Congratulations on yet another beautiful necklace.

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    MH says:

    This is beautiful!

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous. I love it.

  13. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    So very lovely!

  14. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I love multi-stand designs and the colors and texture in this one are fantastic. Such variety that blends to create an amazing piece. Really like the metallic sueded English cut beads in the back–a subtle contrast to the stands–yet part of the whole. (Did that make sense?) There is so much to enjoy in this necklace…quite an eye-catcher! :)

  15. Day of the Bead
    Day of the Bead says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I can see why it’s your fav. I would love to wear it! Nice!

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