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A New Life

About this design:

I've had the remnants of this necklace hanging around...then I got this copper clay toggle and thought it was perfect as a focal for it. The other necklace is an owl from Robin's box, I finally made into a necklace.


Larimar Blue Crazy Lace, Lampworked beads, Blue Quartz, Blue tulip bead, sari silk, copper clay toggle, PH swirl link, Czech glass flower, orange ring, ceramic owl, Chrysoprase, copper heishi, emerald Czech spacers, Czech daggers, wood beads, ceramic rings, copper links, sari ribbon and copper hook

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    Melody F says:

    Whenever I check out Lima Beads, and that’s often, I always hope you will have posted some of your creations. I love the way you combine objects from different sources. What is that big round thing above the spiral on the leaf pendant necklace? Both of these pieces are little art works! These days I seem to be more of a collector than a creator. You may be the inspiration I need to get going. Any hints on how?

  2. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    I just always love your creativity !! Love both designs and I adore that owl !!

  3. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Well said! Both are pretty, but I love the leaf necklace!

  4. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Melody…that’s the toggle clasp…it was so pretty I used it as a focal. When I feel uninspired…I have a large collection of old beading mags…I look at them and sometimes that will trigger an idea or two.

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    Melody F says:

    I have old beading mags too. I love revisiting some of my favorites in them. And I have my favorites on Lima. Plus catalogues from elsewhere and screenshots collected from online. I’m also in the FB The Beady Bunch. I need a muse, or a kick in the pants. No selling outlet now is a problem. I used to have several. I really love your bracelets, and since that was mostly what I was making and selling before the covid-19 outbreak they really interest me. If I ever make any I’ll post them. Mine were just stretch bracelets, but I would like to get more artsy! ☺

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Both necklaces are fun & inspiring! Lately, I’ve also been collecting more than creating, especially with Lima’s great sales. Very cool how you used the clay toggle as a focal and the PH spiral link in the design. The lighter colors of the owl piece are really appealing to me. Creative & uplifting designs!

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Always love your designs sweetjane. Fun, creative and so you. Love the owl and the way you used the donuts or rings. And the colors are great also.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks for all the kind comments!! I appreciate each and every one of them.

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