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One Fish

About this design:

I made this necklace a while ago but just receive my LB order and included was a pair of Tierracast Gold plated Nugget 3 hole Bars 7 x 19 mm. So I finished it this morning. I don't remember the names of all the beads as I put them away. The enameled flexible fishie and the abalone tiles were a gift to me from my daughter. This one is mine.

Components:

Enameled metal fishie, 11/0 seed beads From cream to crystal to light and dark blues and light and dark greens and purples and gold and silver, 3.4 mm drops - golden grains, 4 mm round beads - Red Vega I believe, 3 x 4 mm metallic rhubarb Czech glass polished and faceted, AB Glass and plastic rounds for bubbles, LB Tierracast Gold plated Nugget 3 hole Bar, Tierracast 9 x 30 mm magnetic clasp -Ant. Gold Plate

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Another stunning masterpiece Beady! I enjoy all things fishie and your fishie is fantastic, I love all the detail that enamel allows. Your daughter has great taste, those tile are a standout, beautiful. And I really like that you included bubbles! what a great idea. What a fabulous necklace!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful necklace!

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    If I had this necklace I don’t think I would wear it. It looks more like piece of art and I would hang it somewhere, maybe on a mirror. It’s tre cool. Your daughter has great taste in beads. I love the fishie.

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    Old bitty says:

    I love this necklace! Great mix of elements. Both tribal and boho vib

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks for all of your sweet comments. I really love the fishie also – the enameling is so pretty.

  6. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, you did an awesome job on this. Love the fish. Have you ever considered doing tutorials on you tube or selling your patterns? I know there’s lots of tutorials
    out there, but they look like anything you do.Love your necklace!

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much Robin. No, I never thought of selling my patterns. I don’t know if I could make it clear enough. There was quite a bit of trial and error in this piece to get the components to line up nicely. But Thank you – maybe I could try it.

  8. kye
    kye says:

    I can see why you’re keeping this one. It’s a real beauty. A flexible enamel fish? Cool!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…..
    But yours is a cute, little, articulated/flexible, multi-color fishie (say that 3 times really fast).
    Love the three strand design, the great colors you have chosen, and the interesting mix of components.
    Question… the tiles… are they perchance abalone? I don’t think you could get tiles from albacore since it doesn’t have a shell.

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hahaha. LRC It’s abalone of course. Not something you’d find on a tuna. Glad you like it. I’ll change the description.
    Thanks kye. Yes the little metal fish is jointed and enameled.

  11. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beady, I love the articulating fish! The three strands with all the varied colors of blue portray the waves & currents that he’s swimming within. I especially like how you executed the back with the 3-hole bars. Such a whimsical & fun piece–I’m glad your keeping it for yourself. :)

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Crystal! The fishie is so fun. I wasn’t sure how to attach all 3 woven chains together – then I saw the 3 holed bars.

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  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks for the picture! I like how the fish lays offset & appears to be heading ‘upstream’. It’s great to make our own jewelry! :)

  14. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes Crystal – it’s so fun to make jewelry. It’s been about 2 1/2 years for me. I’m trying to figure out a chicken design. Ha.

  15. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I’ll be waiting for that one for sure! I love chickens although I’ve never had any. You’ve sure come a long way in just 2.5 years–I’m shocked to hear you’ve only been beading that long. Your work definitely speaks otherwise!

  16. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Crystal. Chickens are harder to bead than they look. Haven’t come up with a design I like yet.

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