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Cool Summer

Oct 26, 2012
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My whimsical beaded bead necklace reminds me a sunny day at the beach, where the colors of the sun and ocean meld into one another.  I was excited to hear of Beadwork’s beaded bead contest, as these are one of my favorite components to make. My necklace features each of the anniversary beads combined with my own beaded beads.  Strung on lime green C-Lon cord, it is 19” long and includes a variety of seed beads, Czech glass beads, fire polish crystals and Swarovski pearls.



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on Oct 26, 2012 3:18 PM

This is so incredibly beautiful - I love the use of two colour ways that match. Superb work!! Good luck!

Carol Sell wrote
on Oct 26, 2012 4:57 PM

This is beautiful!!  I live the colors!  Viewing this in full size give the beautiful beads that were used.  I really like the "ladybugs used with this!


58Suzanne wrote
on Oct 26, 2012 8:58 PM

I am rarely speechless but ..... this has done it to me!  WOW!!!  Good luck!   

Nedale67 wrote
on Oct 27, 2012 3:41 AM

Really fabulous!! I LOVE your centerpiece bead!!

grinchgal wrote
on Oct 27, 2012 6:25 AM

WOW!  I have seen some of the beads in person and they are beautiful but the picture of the final piece is gorgeous.  The colors combinations are amazing.  I'm honored to know you our "color whisperer" this necklace proves that you have earned that title!

KathyW@70 wrote
on Oct 28, 2012 4:20 PM

Beautiful work and slection of colors.  Can't wait to see it in person.


JoAnn@85 wrote
on Oct 28, 2012 7:23 PM

Stunning...just stunning!  I love your colors and the fact that your necklace is created almost entirely with beaded beads.  Thank you for sharing your bead artistry.


rosydeal wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 9:18 AM

Wonderful color transitions. 

LynneW@22 wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 4:32 PM


Aunty Akoya wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 5:12 PM

what a fantastic playful necklace, great eyecatching color combinations! i adore your necklace

Aunty Akoya wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 6:39 PM

just can't gaze enough at it :)

on Nov 2, 2012 2:56 PM

Super great idea. After viewing all the entries, I honestly think your design showcases the beads in their best light. Well done. Good Luck to you.

Beaderchin wrote
on Nov 2, 2012 10:30 PM

Thank you for all the lovely comments, I truly appreciate it!  It's amazing to see all the different beaded bead interpretations.

rosydeal wrote
on Nov 3, 2012 11:32 AM

I also love how your main focal bead is embellished beyond the basic pattern. Lovely necklace.


JoAnn@85 wrote
on Nov 3, 2012 9:54 PM

Today I had the opportunity to hold your necklace in my hands and examine the details of each bead incorporated into the construction of your beautiful necklace.  What a privilege that was!  From the weight, balance, and intricacy of your focal bead, to the detail of each intermediate bead, and all the way to the tiny star bead spacers comprised of 3 rounds of 15/0 seed beads, this is nothing short of a beautiful example of bead artistry.  Your colorways and subtle color transitions are amazing.  While the photo of your necklace is great, it doesn't do justice to the richness of your color choices and color transitions, or to the amazing detail in each of your beaded beads, and I would wish that everyone could see the artistry involved in your necklace.  It represents the leap from beading to art, in my opinion.


Radiance@3 wrote
on Nov 19, 2012 9:24 AM

Very clever use of color, and I also love the little "tails" extending beyond the clasp!  I've never seen that done before.

Linda@952 wrote
on Nov 19, 2012 4:14 PM

Wow!  Your use of colour, and texture just blow me away!  Absolutely incredible, I also love your ladybugs, on both sides, they bring smiles every time I look at them.