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Fruit salad

About this design:

I’ve been collecting these fruit beads for a couple years and finally decided to make something with them. This is not exactly as I wanted it. I wanted the white beads that are like little buttons- so you can cluster them. I also wanted to add some leaves- I think acrylic leaves have some small ones- so it’s a progressive project . This one I posted in my shop, but will work on another with all the components.


Czech glass fruit beads and flowers. I wove waxed cord through the chain to put farfalle beads on close to the chain. Lobster claw closure with extra jump rings for sizing.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I saw this and immediately Charo singing the Chiquita Banana song started playing in my mind while wearing the embellished headpiece.

  2. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    an arm full of fruit! So bright and colorful, I love them!

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful Robin. I especially love the farfalle beads and the strawberries. Also – the clasp is so pretty. Nice wirework.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    How very fun wearing fruit! So colorful & joyous. I think you did a fantastic job wrapping each piece, and the peanut seeds weaved within the chain help fill the center with color. But I especially like the asymmetry of the earrings with the change off between the banana & lemon! This is so unique & definitely a conversation starter. Fruit salad sounds so good right now–going to be in the 90′s today. Remember those edible bracelet we used to wear when we were kids? Great set Robin!

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is amazing. I love it. Its so well done. The talent in our group is awesome to me.

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Very special beads, indeed! Wearing this set would certainly bring a smile to my face.

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    Melody F says:

    I’m collecting fruit beads too, and fruit charms. I hope I can produce something as pretty as your fruit salad pieces, eventually. I love what you came up with. Thanks for sharing.

  8. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I pulled up the home page, saw this, and immediately thought Carmen Miranda. It’s fantastic.

  9. Wilde Olive
    Wilde Olive says:

    So summery! A real beady fruit salad. Love it

  10. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Pam I’m watching late night Carol Burnett and guess who comes on? Charo_hahahahaha! Hilarious!

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