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Diamonds & Rust Moonlight Visitor

About this design:

This piece was inspired by the lovely Luna Moth focal bead. It was made in Japan by a very talented lady. Last year I saw my first Luna Moth and was so amazed that when I found this bead I had to make something with it. I had the quartz beads which were from New Zealand the Clasp is a Green Girl Studio piece from Lima Bead and the silver lentils I have had for a while. The lampwork lentils were intended for another necklace that just didn't work out. Things from all corners of the world cam come together to make one pretty piece.


Lampwork Focal bead and lentils, silver flower lentils, etched quartz pebbles Green Girl Studios clasp .

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  1. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    The colors in this are lovely. Very nicely done.

    I hatched 3 Luna moths in my classroom as a class project (with my 1st graders). They are the most beautiful creatures (although when they first hatch, they kinda resemble little white fuzzy gremlins).

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

    Very pretty Dawn….I love the focal and the colors in the whole necklace…..Didn’t LB have a Luna Moth pendant in Sterling/ I think I bought one now I have to go hunt it down!!!

  3. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Amanda and Stormy Chick! I had wanted to get the cocoons for the Luna moths too, but they were sold out! I will order earlyier for next year! Fuzzy Gremlins I will keep that in mind!
    Stormy Yes LB does/did have the Luna Moth Fairy in sterling earlier this year and recently in bronze. I had bought the sterling version and wanted to use it with this focl bead but gave up. I just couldn’t figute out how to use both.

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh,my what a beautiful bead! This is really pretty! I have the Luna Moth in Sterling, now I want her in Bronze, too…

  5. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I have both Lorrie and they are gorgeous! I had wanted to use the bronze one with lapiz picking up the gold, but it just didn’t do the lapiz justice. I ended up using silver beads for the lapiz necklace and not the Luna Moth Fairy at all.

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Dawn, this is absolutely gorgeous! 8O Love your luna moth design! ;)

  7. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank=you Martha! You are a mentor for me at times!

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    My little friend of friends, it is the other way around! How are you today? All ready for the big birthday dinner? :D

  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Just love the way that these beads came together. And sometimes the ones that come from all corners of the world make the best creations.

    The Luna Moth focal is so pretty … thank you for putting it together for the “Diamonds and Rust” challenge and sharing with us all. SLS

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely, love Luna Moths, yours is great as is. maybe you can use the pendant that didn’t make it into this necklace w/some lemon chrysoprase – it’s sorta lunamoth-colored.

  11. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Martha! I love the challenge idea Shannon and thank-you for thinking of it!Glad you liked my design. That is a wonderful idea Eeka! I never thought of the lemon chrysoprase! You are so right close to the moths color! Appreciate your suggestion! So happy you like this piece!

  12. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Beautiful!! I am discovering Luna Moths or fuzzy gremlins :-) , sure makes me curious now!

  13. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Johanne! I saw one last summer very early in the morning just resting on one of the tree branches. It is such a shame they only live for a week. They have no mouths to eat with and there only adult purpose is to mate. I think the real purpose it in their beauty!

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