Save 1,500 Favorites: Top Sellers & Trends are on Sale through Saturday!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


Turquoise Wave

About this design:

I was finally motivated by the awful pic I posted last night to put this set under my light tent. My husband says it's "old lady", he likes the necklace it's strung on (which I thought was what might be "old lady"). What are your thoughts? I could add on to the beadweaving around the edges, maybe. Or I also thought that maybe I could find some beads close to the turquoise color since I could easily put more strands through the bail I made. Oh, it's reversible, one side is a plain edge around the bead, the other I made a scallop shape.


Seed Beads, Pearls, Howlite Turquoise from LB, Sterling Silver Clasp

Additional Images:

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I commented on your first photo and still feel the same. I also like it hanging from the pearls. :D

    “Well, I have to disagree with your hubby — I think this is fabulous! I love the color of the cab and your beadwork is amazing! :D

  2. No Photo
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This is fabulous, MB! I don’t think it’s ‘old lady’ at all (hmmm, wonder how old you have to be to be classified ‘old lady’?). Anyway, I think you could wear this with jeans as well as something classy! Love your beadwork around the cab – it just dances! :D

  3. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Not old lady; classically beautiful. Love the beadwork, looks fantastic. How long did this take you?

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is very nice, the colors are great, I agree with the rest of the girls.

  5. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Aww… thanks everyone. @ Amanda, it took probably about 2-3 hours really, but since this was my first one, I probably spent 1 to 1 1/2 hours putting stitches in that I took right back out because I didn’t like the way they looked.

  6. No Photo
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Lovely, lacy & romantic – not “old lady”! Beautiful beadwork!

  7. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is so pretty, I love pearls , so I love this hanging on the pearl necklace…
    and the bead work is beautiful !!!
    It’s classically , romantic !!!!!

  8. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    I think it is lovely! but if y0u absolutely had to do something..maybe a few small blue crystals scattered in amoungnst the tiny pearls? :)

  9. No Photo
    Reet says:

    LOve it!

  10. Bailey C
    Bailey C says:

    I love it like it is too! But I also like the blue crystal idea and maybe use silver along with the crystals. I think its a fun piece…and if your husband doesn’t like it he doesn’t have to wear it! LOL

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.