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Falling Leaves Pumpkin Necklace

About this design:

I made this necklace to celebrate fall but I think it works for late summer also. It has falling leaves, flowers and bangles on a pumpkin background.


Seed beads 11/0 - Pumpkin, Opaque Delica Turquoise Blue, Toho Frosted Metallic Dark Bronze -, 9 x 14 Czech Glass Leaf - Green Opal with Travertine Wash, LB 10 x 13 Czech Glass Crystal Luster Maple Leaf and Vanilla Smoke Maple Leaf, LB 9 x 11 Czech Glass Dark Bronze Leaf, 9 x 14 mm Amber Czech Glass Side Drilled Leaf, 6 x 13 Glass Corrugated Dagger Turquoise, 11 x 13 Czech Glass Oak Leaf - White and Green Opal with Black Wash, 8.5 x 6.5 Tortoise Bellflower, 6 mm Czech Glass Bellflower - Red, 6 x 7 mm Czech Glass Bellflower - Many Colors, Multi Bronze Beads 3mm and 4 mm, 5 mm CG Melons Topaz, 5 x 6 mm CG Twisted Rondelle Topaz, Turquoise Glass Button

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    MH says:

    Very pretty and unique!!

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I love those pumpkin seed beads!this is beautiful Beady. Now what is the stitch for the pumpkin beads? And what are the seeds on the side of the necklace? They look like seeds. There so much to look at- I love everything about it!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is so beautiful! I could spend days looking at the dangles!

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Oh my. This is truly gorgeous. You love nature so much and you have captured the beauty of fall. My favorite season btw. Somehow you mixed all the right colors in all the right places. It makes me think of a painter, dabbing a little bit of color here, mixing and blending a little bit of color there, to blend the colors perfectly.

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    Melody F says:

    I love the wealth of dangles in this necklace, a sort of bead harvest!

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Truly a masterpiece!! And yes, I would wear it any season!

  7. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    So pretty!

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all so much. Robin the stitch is peyote and the pumpkin beads and the turquoise blue beads are Delicas. The brown beads are Toho Frosted metallic dark bronze – one of my favorites. This stitch is so light and floppy that it flows all over itself like a ribbon. It needs a Pendant or dangles to hold it in place.

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Thanks Beady, I have never tried peyote. Yet another thing on my list of things to learn. I keep coming back to look at all the dangles- they’re beautiful!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow Beady, this is gorgeous! You are on a roll with this ‘V’ style, and I think it lends to so many possibilities. I love all the dangling leaves & flowers–such a luxuriant feel. May I ask, did you sew the dangles on afterward? The position of the little pink flower is cute too. Beautiful vision that translated in to one awesome piece! :)

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Robin and Crystal. Yes Crystal – the dangles were added after I finished the main necklace.

  12. kye
    kye says:

    Oh wow! This is fantastic. I really like the V shape and the way you added the dangles. So much to admire and drool over. Your component list is massive! Cool cool cool!

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