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Moonflower blooming at night

About this design:

Moonflower completed.Making a bezel with seed beads was a big challenge for me.. Beady's work on her Alice cabochon was my inspiration. Moonflowers in nature bloom at night-food for thought as we've had such a tough year and the unknowns for the next year. Like moonflowers, we can shine in tough times-as we did this past year-with kindness, caring and making each other smile as we read and participated in this blog. Pass those qualities on this next year and have blessed Thanksgiving! Again, thanks Beady!


Necklace is all LB-seafoam line luster agate, czech glass flowers, african opal nuggets, Green Aventurine triangles, howlite triangles, freshwater pearls, seed beads, and flower bead cap for the top of the cabochon. I wanted to do the curly hair but couldn't get it to work right.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Just beautiful Robin. I love the beads and colors you chose for your necklace. This necklace did make me smile. Your use of the metal spacers and bead caps is awesome. And congrats on your beading – you’re a natural.
    I once had a flower that bloomed in the middle of the night once a year. It made lots of fragrant huge white flowers. Such a sight also.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Awesome necklace Robin!!! You have made a beautiful piece of jewelry. The bail you made is amazing and the perfect beads to go with it.Great job!!

  3. kye
    kye says:

    It’s nice to see how you finished your necklace. It’s a beauty. I especially like the triangles. Thanks so much for the kind words. It has been a tough year and this blog has been a positive light in a dark dark time. Your posts have been a joy to read.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The completed necklace is enchanting! I really like the bellflowers up the sides, and the darker blue ones in front really pull attention down to the focal. You did a great job on the bail, and the gold bead cap with inset agate is a nice touch below it. Definitely a captivating piece!

  5. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    This came out beautiful! I’m about to begin bead embroidery around a pretty, large cab. A challenge to say the least!

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