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Bead Swap Product

About this design:

The two green beads were given to me in the bead swap....I thought they would really shine in this style, being the main focal beads. Thanks Judy!!


Judy might know what the two green beads are, I'm unsure. Brass ladder chain, antiqued gold ladder chain, brass headpins, 1 swarovski crystal, bronzite rondelles, Petrified Green Opal and brass earwires.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is a zinger! Boy these beads really spoke to you. Wonderful desines.

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    WOW, Nicki, this is fabulous!!! What a great necklace and earrings set you created out of two beads! Very creative!

  3. Violet
    Violet says:

    What a gorgeous necklace !!!!! You did very good with the swap indeed !!!!!

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooohhhh … aaaahhhh … faboulous “bead swap” necklace Nicki!!

  5. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Very nice design, Nicki. I can’t wait to make something with my bead swap beads!Such a cool idea.I love the way the necklace hangs, it is so pretty!

  6. Queen Ann Designs
    Queen Ann Designs says:

    Love your design.

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    Dora H says:

    What a beautiful is fabulous :)

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    Brenda H says:

    Great job, I love the way this necklace hangs!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great necklace you did good with your bead swap!!!!

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Nikki! I love it!! You made my day.. The faceted olive green bead is a gaspeite (spelling) and the darker green is Turquoise! They look adorable in this design!! I am so happy you like your stash!! :) Judy

  11. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow – I like this! You made great job here, and I love the dark green color!

  12. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Nicky, thanks so much for posting your beautiful creation. I hope everyone is enjoying their “orphans.”

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so pretty, I love all the different lengths.

  14. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    I really like your design! :) I’ve been looking for an idea for a wedding necklace I’m making for an April wedding, the gown is v-neck, this idea is going !!!! in my head for that piece! Would you mind if I borrow some concepts of your creation? It is just so pretty!!

  15. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    OOHHHH, GREAT design!! You certainly did those beads proud!!! LOVE IT!!!

  16. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Wow, thanks all for the feedback. It’s funny how we as designers feel the need to ask permission to use parts of a design…….I think every design feeds off of another design, whether it’s your design or not. I would love to see more interpretations of this style….please post pictures Dragons Chicky when you make it…..I bet it will be gorgeous as a wedding necklace!

    Thanks again for such positive feedback!

  17. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you Nicki, I’ve had so many ideas as to what I want to do but when I saw your piece it all seemed to “gel” if you know what I mean. It will be in sterling and indicolite crystals. I’ll be sure to post a pic. thanks again! :D

  18. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    I can’t wait to see it Dragons Chicky! That will be gorgeous!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Nicki, this is a stunning design! Those orphan beads really pop against the gunmetal chain! Love it! :D

  20. Froggy Chick aka Wendy F
    Froggy Chick aka Wendy F says:

    LOVE this design! I missed the exchange :-( I copied down the email and then forgot to actually write an email! I will definitely do the next one!

  21. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Your creation from 2 orphan beads is really cool. When I got my beads from the swap they had no name – so I don’t know who mine came from. It’s nice you knew where your orphans came from – so you could find out what kind of beads you where using in your creation. And great that you have found time to work with yours already. I’m off for a couple days – and after I get the rest of the Christmas stuff put away today – I hope to have time to work with some of the things I got. Hope to see some more posts made from out swapped items.

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