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Nine Pickles

Oct 24, 2012
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When my five-year-old saw my first attempts at these beaded beads, she decided we should use them to create the Solar System.  The two of us spent an enjoyable afternoon researching the planets and another day picking out beads.  

We included Jupiter's red spot and, at my daughter's insistence,  the Earth's north pole (Santa needs a home).  Cindy's "Dewdrop Beaded Bead" is a wonderful Saturn.  The sun clasp seemed a perfect finish.

The beaded beads are separated by red tiger eye and lampwork beads by Donna Millard.  I love how Donna's beads bring the beaded beads together.

The name refers to the mnemonic "my very eager mother just served us nine pickles."  My daughter thought this was hilarious.  :)


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on Oct 25, 2012 10:40 PM

That's fantastic! I love Donnas beads, and the name. -Florence Turnour

on Oct 25, 2012 10:48 PM

I hope that your daughter will start beading too! We have to encourage and mentor the next generation of "crazy bead ladies"! Your work is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

bdyaeger wrote
on Oct 26, 2012 5:33 PM

I love the diversity and pleasing colors. They beads work beautifully together!

Joanne Swing wrote
on Oct 26, 2012 9:00 PM

I am usually not a fan of beaded beads, but the balance yet eclectic necklace is the best beaded bead necklace I have ever seen. It might make me rethink my position on beaded beads.

on Oct 27, 2012 4:56 AM

Your beaded beads with Donna's lampwork make this necklace "out of this world"!  Sorry for the pun...but it is stunning all the same!

on Oct 27, 2012 4:56 AM

Your beaded beads with Donna's lampwork make this necklace "out of this world"!  Sorry for the pun...but it is stunning all the same!

tpfrank wrote
on Oct 27, 2012 10:23 AM

Beautiful piece Tanya, I love it!

lsmoore wrote
on Oct 27, 2012 2:46 PM

I love the story behind the creation, Tanya. And the two of you really created a beautiful piece of jewelry!

rosydeal wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 9:17 AM

I like your choice of earthy colors.

amy_sev wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 12:46 PM

So gorgeous Tanya!  I have been eagerly awaiting your final piece, since you've been showing us teasers of your beaded beads on your blog! You've got my vote! 

Aunty Akoya wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 5:47 PM

what a stunning necklace, i adore how the different but related colortones play together and the choice of included lampwork beads. its just perfect harmony in any respect!