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Fruit Salad or Carmen Miranda

About this design:

I started with the focal and it reminded me of a fruit salad. Hubby came in and immediately said Carmen Miranda. So I had to watch "The Lady in the Tutti Fruitty hat". So funny. I tried to show the faceting of the beads in my photos.

Components:

4 and 6 mm Czech Glass Faceted Cat's Eye Beads - Orange, Yellow, Green -, 11/0 seed beads orange, Gold Plated Infinity Clasp LB

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  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    What a great name for this one. The colors do indeed look luscious. The center cluster is beautiful. Makes me think of ripe berries. Perfect for summer. AND, it’s kinda flashy. I always like flashy. Carmen Miranda, LOL. That takes me back.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beady, I appreciate the versatility in your designs. Until learning about this form of beading thru your posts, I always thought this type of stitching was done with mainly seed beads. But, you’ve show that regular beads work just as well and create such a different effect. The facets on the beads are beautiful and refract the light adding extra shimmer. The colors in this piece are a lot of fun too! :)

  3. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    I can definitely see citrus clusters in this. Nice summer-y brightness.

  4. kye
    kye says:

    I looked up Carmen Miranda and watched the “Woman in the Tutti Fruity Hat.” Your husband’s title is so funny. I learn so much on this site. Plus I get to admire the diverse talents of the artists here. Your work is amazing. I’m so inspired by your design talent.

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    Melody F says:

    I like this a lot! Yellow seems to be underused in bead jewelry, and it is so cheery.

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    It’s definitely fruit salad…and very summery. Your designs , as always, amaze me. I know I can come up with a design if I’ve got a focal to go with..but you just have beads, and you come up with some great designs.

  7. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    When I was a child I begged my mom to let me go every Halloween as “the lady with the fruit on her head ” ….she never quite knew what I meant LOL ……this brought back those memories for me ….it’s just fabulous!!

  8. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I love the bright colors in your beautiful creation. Fruit for the table or for the head, either have the call from this beauty! I love the pop from the cats eye beads, very creative!

  9. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Yummy fruit punch piece! It reminds me of a mixed p unch

  10. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Sorry, but autocorrect jumped in. Your necklace reminds me of a tall glass of mixed citrus juice with some fresh berries for decor.

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all very much.
    kye – Carmen Miranda died when she was only 45. Sad. She made herself very rich with her act.
    Kimberly – maybe you should dress up this year. Ha.
    Actually – I wondered if anyone here would remember her.
    Crystal Canary – thank you. Great so see you back here.

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I remember Carmen Miranda and her Tropical Fruit Salad head piece. Your choice of colors is perfect and the design is just great. Did she play the castanets?

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks LRC – She didn’t in the video I saw – but there were tons of bananas!

  14. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    At the end of “Reds 2″, John Malkovich is dressed up like Carmen Miranda. A silly movie made all the sillier by Mr. Malkovich.
    I wish I knew what you know about beading! You have my deepest admiration for all your capabilities.
    Mxoxo

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Chicky – I never saw “Reds 2″ – I’ll have to check it out. Sounds so funny. And thank you.

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