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Seeing things in black & white

About this design:

I just kept discovering new beads with a black and white motif and one evening they just came together. The real reason I love this piece is because it got a place as one of the 20 finalists in the glass category for the Bead Star 2010 contest. It didn't go further, but it has been a real thrill - and continues to be so:)


Combo of glass, lampwork, mother of pearl,onyx, mix of silver plate and .925 silver

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Kathryn this is lovely I can see why you enjoyed making and looking at this each time a reminder of the winning. Great going. Congrats.

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I ;ove all the black and white great job being in the top twenty! very nice

  3. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Awesome I love all your beads in this!! Congrats On top 20 way to go!!!

  4. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Congratulations on getting in the top 20 of the Bead Star finalists. That must feel great. I love this necklace ~ all the different types and directionality of the black on white is gorgeous.

  5. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Beauty!!! What a thrill to make into the top 20….congratulations, Kathryn!! :-D

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Congratulations on making it to the top twenty finalists! What an amazing accomplishment. This black and white piece is exquisite! 8O Love it!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Congrats on being one of the 20 finalists, beautiful necklace!

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    kapont89 says:

    How thrilling to be among the 20 finalists! Congratulations!! It’s a beautiful piece. :)

  9. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Gongrats. There is really a reason to be proud of yourself :) .

  10. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    this went right to my faves, I just love the black & white its lovely congrads on the top 20 now thats something I am a little jealous I would be happy to get in the top 50 lol

  11. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Cool! very pretty :-)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Congratulations Kathryn!! That is wonderful news!
    Your necklace is a beautiful statement of black and white elegance!
    Bead on! :-D

  13. Goldie H
    Goldie H says:

    This is beautiful!

  14. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Congratulations from me as well!! Great job on getting into the finals for Bead Star. I love this necklace … those lampwork beads are all something. I can see why you started a little ‘collection’! SLS

  15. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Congrats on the finals, this is really nice, the beads are so rich looking.

  16. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    I love this design, it is so classy and elegant!! Congrats on getting into the top 20…Way to go!!!!

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats on making it to the Top 20 in the finals, Kathryn!!! So exiting!!! :D

    What a fabulous design of black & white beads — love this! :D

  18. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Oh my goodness – you all are just so nice and so very encouraging! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments! I hope you believe me when I say you have given me great joy because I have seen your work and you are each gifted artists. Thank you again – so much:)

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