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Millefiori curved focal necklace

About this design:

I found the curved focal in a thrift shop and loved it immediately. Brought it back to my studio and left it on my table for several weeks, just looking at it often. I finally came up with this design - a simple, single-strand necklace with porcelain beads.


Millefiori-style glass focal with porcelain beads, strung on 18 inches of 49-strand Beadalon wire. The clasp is a copper toggle.

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The wait was worth it! You did a fantastic job bringing out the colors in such an appealing way. I like the way you set the focal apart by framing it with the darker beads. Wish my thrift shop visits were as productive. I’ve not seen your postings here in the gallery before–Welcome! Hope to see more of your designs! :)

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I agree with Crystal…the colors of the beads are perfect with the focal.plus , keeping it simple was a good choice. I, too, look forward to more of your postings!!

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the color graduations in your necklace and the focal is fab.

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This necklace was meant to be made in its awesomeness. You were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. I’m like CC in never finding any jewelry making pieces in any of the thrift stores in my area either.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wonderful color combination in the focal and the smaller beads. Great design with an excellent choice of colors.

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