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About this design:

I received the cabochon in a swap on a bead forum and I have no idea what it is.... Anyway, I beaded around it over 18months ago and then stalled because I didn't know what to do with it.

After rediscovering the Cellini Spiral (a variation on my beloved peyote stitch) I found these gorgeous matte avocado delicas and the bronze beads and they just called.

The task was then to combine the two ideas.

So here it is- the finished project :)


delicas, seed beads, Peace Jade?, swarovski pearls, antique brass

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Wow, omg! Just…wow…fave! This is just phenominal. It also looks like a variation of “chinese staircase” stitch, used in hemp jewelry and hair wraps and such.

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is beautiful work..nothing i could ever do…

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Amazing Lynn, just amazing!
    I feel like such an amateur next to this.
    But then I’d never have the patience. It’s fabulous!

  4. Violet
    Violet says:

    WOW… GORGEOUS…. AMAZING !!!!!!!!!

  5. Lynn in Oz
    Lynn in Oz says:

    Thanks all :)

  6. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    wow, this is a beautiful creation !!!

  7. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Lynn….just beautiful! What a great job of bead weaving!! It rocks! LOL

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    Shawn l says:


  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, VERY impressive! Love the pendant, and the beaded spiral chain is a WOW. Thank you for sharing!! SLS

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Love it! Colors of seeds compliment the cab beautifully. Very sophisticated!

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    4HisGloryCreationsbyCJ says:

    This is very beautiful, I love the peyote spiral. It is a favorite stitch of mine. You put this together very nicely.

  12. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    GASP! This is heartstopping, Lynn! Well worth the wait, and the work! WOW!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    You should enter this beauty in a contest. It is wonderful. Absolutely stunning.

  14. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Wow, beautiful piece. You do your work with such perfection. Love it – VERY much.

  15. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Total perfection, Lynn! Absolutely total perfection!

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lynn, this is simply stunning!!! WOW — your beadwork is just exquisite!!! These colors compliment your pendant perfectly! :D

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You could just name it Gorgeous or Fantastic or Stunning. It is all of those things and more. The colors and the design are gorgeous, fantastic and stunning. :)

  18. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Fabulous necklace – a conversation piece!!

  19. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Your stitch work is gorgeous! The color combo is beautiful, very elegant and regal-looking.

  20. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    I love it :) great beadwork!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  22. Lynn in Oz
    Lynn in Oz says:

    OMG! I have just logged on to have a look-see and you have all left these amazing comments!

    Thankyou so much!

    I truly love the work I do and to hear such lovely comments makes all the time sooooo worth it.

    I will be entering this piece into the local show here so I will let you all know how it goes :)

  23. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I’m impressed! You are such a talented girl! Look forward to hear more about the show!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I agree, Lynn. It is one of the most stunning beaded designs I’ve ever seen. This is certainly award worthy. Have you entered it into any contests?

  25. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    I am simply in awe of your beadwork!!! Your talent blows me away! Gorgeous piece!!!!!!!

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Wow…awesome piece…your have an eye for color combinations. Love the spiral combination. Is the pattern for the Cellini spiral available anywhere?

    BTW, the cabochon is probably Peace “Jade” which is a very pastel stone of greens, pinkish lavender and cream/white. If it has deeper colors than the image here shows it might be Unakite which is a very deeply colored stone with olive green, salmon pink to rusty red, and white. So, my bet is on Peace ‘Jade.’ Check out these two stones here at LB and compare with your cab.

  27. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Simply stunning!!

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    GORGEOUS!!! I love this stitch. I took a class last summer!!

  29. Lynn in Oz
    Lynn in Oz says:

    Thank you all!

    Runs with Sibes- google Cellini Spiral and you should come up with a few tutes… I can’t remember exactly where I found the tute but I know I googled it LOL

  30. Lynn in Oz
    Lynn in Oz says:

    This piece got 1st!!!!!

  31. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Congrats to you, Lynn! You are soo talented! :-)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This piece should get you 1st in more than just a local show. This is absolutely stunning. I hadn’t seen it for a while and I think it is prettier now than the first time I saw it. Just beautiful!! Way to go!! Thank you for sharing! I love this piece.

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    Valley Girl says:

    Stunning, show stopper, absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  34. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    Amazing!! You are very talented, the workmanship is just beautiful… looks very difficult, not something I would attempt but can deffinately appreciate.

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    This is amazing…the cab could also be conomarra marble

  36. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:


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