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Not According to Hoyle - or A Pansy, a Leaf and a Bee

About this design:

Wanted a three strand necklace with the beautiful enameled pansy and the amethyst and orange beads. I didn't have the correct findings for a 3 strand necklace so I improvised.The focal consists of the pansy, a gold plated bee and a Czech Glass leaf. My Dad loved pansies so I may keep this as a reminder of him. (Not that I need reminding.) - Last photo is the rear.


Seed Beads 11/0 - Amethyst Frost Rainbow, Lustered Crystal Terra Cotta Lined, 4 x 8 mm bumpy amethyst and orange glass, 7 x 7 mm Czech Glass Amethyst Bellflowers, 6mm Czech Glass Druks Amethyst, 3 x 5 mm Czech Glass Cut Rondelles Orange, 3.8 x 1 mm Magic Wine O Beads, LB 12 x 14 Czech Glass Leaf, 12 x 11 mm gold plated Bee, 25 x 30 Enameled Pansy, Gold filled and Gold Plated findings, Gold Filled Clasp

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  1. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, this is exceptional! First I love amethyst and the pansy is adorable. The crystal terra cotta is a perfect marrying to the purple. As always, your attention to detail and color are perfect. Love it!

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you so much Robin. I just realized that I forgot the kooky part – the clasp.


  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I love the subtle variation of color and the way it highlights the pansy. Wonderful color and amazing craftsmanship.

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Love the pansy! The rest of the necklace enhances the beauty of the pansy.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much for your great comments.

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    bluedog says:

    BLE – Beautiful! Like the dainty chain you put your focals on:) Did you get the bumpy amethyst and orange beads here?

  7. kye
    kye says:

    Three strand necklaces are so neat. This one is especially beautiful. The careful placement of the purple adds a nice flow. The focal with the lovely pansy and cute little bee works so well.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Somehow there’s a softness to the color mix of orange & purple in this design that is so delightful. Your choice of seed beads is splendid–I really like the matte ones added in. I think the seed bead sections between the glass ovals are so clever and well thought out. Beautiful backdrop for the pansy focal. Nice work Beady! :)

  9. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Oh my this is beautiful! I love it!

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks ladies for your sweet comments.
    bluedog – the bumpy beads were in my stash.

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    Moogie says:

    This is so pretty. I love enameled pieces & love that pansy. I know this artist’s work. This is a necklace I would love to see in person. Are those beaded sections separate strands twisted together or are they some kind of beaded rope? Your design is very inventive! Great work!

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you Moogie. I just fell in love with the pansy when I saw it.The beaded sections are woven between the beads. I called it “Not according to Hoyle” because I attached some of the chain with fireline and I didn’t use any 3 strand connectors. (Don’t have very many tools. -Mostly needles.)

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Sorry Moogie – guess I didn’t answer your question very well. The seed beads are a three bead herringbone (woven).

  14. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    BLE, I keep coming back to look at your necklace! I adore the pendant!

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Robin.

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    Melody F says:

    What a neat necklace. Love the three focals. Inspiring.

  17. BevB
    BevB says:

    Love your beautiful necklace!

  18. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I love this necklace! It gives me ideas! Thank you!

  19. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks to all of you. I always get new ideas from others posts also Jogi. Love being able to see all the posts.

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