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Pink October!

About this design:

This is my response to the Pink month and All-Hallows' eve. Breast Cancer awareness in October has always seemed strange to me but since I share a desire to rid the world of it, I wear pink this month in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Why not February? Why not one of the Spring months when everything blooms pink? Anyway, I have cred so I can do this and I will!

Components:

I have had these beads for some time, now. Maybe not from LB but maybe so. Sugar Skull beads in pink frost, 3mm or 4mm bicone vintage lead crystal beads in Light Siam 2ABX, black chain necklace, 2" black headpins and eye pins. That is it for a simple statement. My other point is that you could easily take the sweet Sugar Skull beads here at LB and make yourself a really sweet piece of jewelry. Maybe jewelry that others will ask you about and you can explain that in October you wear pink because you are standing with those who have fought and who fight Breast Cancer to help bring an end to an evil foe. Just sayin'. Oh, that last picture is of the actual mosaic in Ravenna that is captured on the cloth in the first photo. I love mosaics!

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  1. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    What a great piece and a great idea!!I love it! I love everything about it…perfection.

  2. BevB
    BevB says:

    This is a fantastic necklace!

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful necklace Jogi. Love the way it works for Breast Cancer Awareness and the Day of the dead. Very creative and fun.
    The mosaic is beautiful also. I guess mosaics are kind of like beading – yes?

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I love the duality of this necklace! It means the celebration of the two days are connected. Many men and women did of breast cancer, who then have an altar created for them by their Hispanic families annually. I thank God everyday that I am a survivor!

  5. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Love everything about this !! I thank God for you too Pam !!

  6. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Thank you all! I appreciate your encouragement! Winning the battle is so important and Pam I know you realize the power in living after the win. BLE, I just got back from a trip that included billions of mosaics and I can tell you that it is an art like no other except in the shading that seed beaders do. I was climbing some steps in a cathedral and noticed a mosaic (800+/- years old)that I thought needed to be cleaned in a specific area. As I got closer to it I realized that the grays and more muted colors were the mosaics that were used in making folds in clothing that seemed duller. From the lower floor of the church you would have only noticed the incredible flowing garment. Up close you are confronted with the incredible detail.

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Great necklace Jogi, and I love the sentiment as well as your passionate message for the fight against breast cancer. I agree that the spring is probably a better time for dedicating a month to it, but since it is in October you have done fabulous work to showcase the awareness. Excellent!

  8. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Really great necklace and for such an important cause. Very unique design as well.

  9. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Thank you everyone!

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