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About this design:

One of my first designs in 2008. When my friend Caroline saw it hanging on a hook on the wall she said "I have to own that one". So now she does .... :-)

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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, I can see why she loved it. So very pretty and I love the colors and variation of sizes.

    Is it hanging from a tree … whatever the background is sets it off beautifully. Can’t believe you just started beading in 2008! Great job. SLS

  2. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I could see myself wearing this all summer long.

  3. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Simply beautiful.

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    Swedish Chick says:

    I get such a kick from this site and all you wonderful people out there who comment so nicely on my designs. And to see the stuff YOU have done inspires me a lot. I joined here just today, because I was tempted to participate in the competition for Valentine Fresh Pick. But I think I am already addicted to this place. Just the kind of beading community I have been looking for. I am so very happy to have found you!

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    Swedish Chick says:

    And yes it is a tree behind, in the background. It is a dead one where the insects have dug channels under the “bark” (is it called that in english?). But now the “bark” has come off due to woodpeckers, children and others (= mostly myself). It is standing in a tiny wood just next to our backgarden. I love that surface too.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Hello Swedish Chick, and welcome!! So glad you decided to join in on the fun. Our neighborhood has a tree like yours however the largest holes are about 30 feet in the air. At one time red headed woodpeckers shared it with a pair of yellow bellied woodpeckers. Now I think it is just the red headed. They peck all day and stand on top to guard their roost. Red headed is supposed to be on the decline but not close around our home there are plenty to share. LOL I like your jewelry style very pretty.

  7. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    The colors are so soft and soothing. Harmony is right – all summer long (if we get one this year). LOVE IT.

  8. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Oh, and welcome to the family, you will love it here.

  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks for letting us know it was a tree … we don’t have trees like that in Florida. Yes, we call it ‘bark’.

    And welcome to LB … it’s so habit forming it’s not funny, but a lot of fun to meet people from all over the world and get inspired. :-) SLS

  10. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Great design! Very fresh!

  11. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Way kool love into my favs and welcome to LB I’m fairly new myself joined in in Dec…love everyone here!

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great colors and design. Love it!

    Welcome to the LB Gallery. It is a fantastic place to hang out with great people who just happen to be great beaders, too. :D

  13. FaeryGoth Chick
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  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Great necklace! I love how you varied the size, shape, color of the ‘lumps’ – it really works. Also like the tree. It reminds me of something from my childhood: another dead tree on my uncle’s farm. Like yours, the insects had tunneled under the bark, then the bark came off. His cows would rub up against it on their way to the water tank, so parts ended up polished. It was gorgeous. Then it blew over in a storm. :(

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    love the necklace, love the backgroung for it too. Welcome to LB, I’ve not been here very long myself, but it’s the BEST beading community EVER, great people, great talent, just awesome all around! Glad you found it too!!

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    Swedish Chick says:

    It’s funny the way a tree can become so important to you. But they do. That polished one sounds wonderful! I planted an american horse chestnut in my front garden last year, on the birthday of my father who passed away the year before. We had a big horse chestnut in the garden when i grew up. It was great to climb. The tree in my garden i’ve named “Bertil’s chestnut tree”.

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    Swedish Chick says:

    By the way: my fathers name was Bertil. Bertil Nordstrom. Hence the name of that tree I planted in his memory. So before I married I had the same name as that chain of warehouses in the US. Just a little fun fact for all you americans out there. Now I have a dutch surname, altough my husband is english … His grandfather was dutch. Just a little fact off-spring :-)

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