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Lotus Flowers Necklace

About this design:

Wanted to use my lotus bead holders but had to look it up for the colors. I thought it looked just like a water lily. But further study taught me a lot about this lovely flower. Ends up there are many differences. I did my own interpretation of this wonderful flower.


11/0 Seed Beads - LB Toho Periwinkle Blue, Transparent Turquoise Blue, Transparent Light Turquoise, LB Toho Opaque Lustered Lagoon, Terra Pearl Light Blue and Rainbow Emerald Green Translucent - , 20 mm x 20 mm Light Green Glass Leaves, 6 mm Gemstones - Purple Violet Candy Jade and Agates, LB 19 x 14 mm Antique Solver Plate Lotus 6 mm Round Bead Holder LB 20 x 15 mm Tierracast Silver Plated Butterfly Clasp

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  1. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Oh my goodness Beady !!!this is sooooo beautiful !! first thing I thought upon seeng this was a pond with water lily’s in bloom I had no clue they were not the same …either way I love how you incorporated the bead frames into your design

  2. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Just lovely!! I love the lotus bead holders and the leaves. What a great design!

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I agree with Kimberly–I also saw clear, blue waters immediately. That is a most interesting stitch with the edge surface moving in and out. With the multiple shades & colors of seeds, it’s like the sun shining & glistening off the water surface. Love the Lotus bead frames & leaves–you did a great job using them in this way.

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous!! It reminds me of the little town of Thayer, Missouri. We went through there one Christmas vacation and found a wonderful stream in a park there fil!ed with water lillies. Some were even in bloom!

  5. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Absolutely beautiful BLE. At first I thought you had glued cabochons into the center of the flowers, but now I see a bead is in there. They are so pretty. I love water lillys. A pond is on my bucket list. Most of all I love the shaggy rope design. It’s just fantastic.

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Well Beady, this is nothing less than stunning! Beautiful colors and a beautiful design. I love everything about it, especially the subtlety of the different shades of blue, like a glistening pond. Excellent work

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    The flowers are great and they look like they belong on a pond. The blue bead work is the pond on a sunny day with a slight ripple caused by a breeze. Love your design and the gorgeous colors.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all for your comments.
    Pam – It’s wonderful that you were able to see water lilies in December. So fun.

  9. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Wonderful!! A great tribute to the Water Lily. Monet would approve.

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I am always in awe of your beadwork. I can’t imagine the time and attention it must take to complete a piece!!

  11. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful! Such a great design. The inventive way you created the fringe is so fun! The bead holders are lovely.

  12. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    You know I posted on your necklace several days ago, I must have forgotten to hit submit. I love your necklace. the cute little flowers at the bottom are adorable and the green glass leaves are fast becoming a signature to your pieces/ I love everything about this!

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. The waviness comes from adding too many beads into the spaces. I do love the lotus bead holders and will try another design.

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