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Spiral Seed Beads in Pink, Red and Gray

About this design:

Another seed bead necklace with removable pendants. Red Kitty face (face on each side) and Lucite flowers. After making the necklace I checked out my stash for pendants.


8/0 seed beads translucent pink, 11/0 seed beads red, transparent pink and raspberry red, glass cat face and lucite flowers, toggle clasp

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    That little red kitty is soooo cute and the flowers are sweet and very dainty looking. What a combination. Of course the spiral seed bead design looks great with either pendant. Some one will have a great time switching between the two. However, if it were up to me I’d choose the kitty every time.

    I was “window shopping” on line a short while ago and came across seed beads in sizes I’ve never heard of. There were the normal 6/0, 8/0, and up but they also had 5/0, 4/0, 2/0 and 1/0. Are you familiar with these sizes? I had to check the 1/0 out and found it is 6.5mm in diameter. That is some seed bead! You just never know what you will find when you go window shopping on line. :)

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is incredibly beautiful! I really like that it has two different pendants that go with it perfectly.

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, great necklace! I especially like the pink lucite flowers with it. That necklace would also look cute with a Christmas tree or some other Christmas theme pendant. Just love your work!

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Very clever! I especially like the delicate pink flower pendant.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all so much. Yes LRC, I have noticed a lot of the different sizes of seed beads and they don’t make much sense. Actually none of it makes sense. The 11/0s are supposed to be 11 beads per inch and the 8/0s 8 per inch and so forth but they all differ so much between brands that you never know. (they even differ within the same brands) I even saw some 20/0s for sale- vintage – too expensive to buy and sooo little.
    Any way remember the little kitty is 2 faced.
    Yes Robin this would be fun for Christmas – kind of looks like a candy cane.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Just wondering – I don’t think any seed beads are made in the USA… So why would anyone use an inch as a measure?

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    BLE, Multiple choice answers: It’s tradition. Don’t mess with tradition! If it isn’t broke why fix it? It would cost too much to re-tool. Confusion to the masses! Let sleeping seed beads lie. Who the heck knows? All of the above.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Ha LRC – I guess you’re right. It’s all my fault for trying to think. I will let sleeping beads lie.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    This is so pretty and versatile. Fun design BLE.

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you kye.
    Robin – I tried your idea.

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