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Oct 26, 2012
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I love beaded beads. It's like a whole universe in a tiny ball. I was inspired from the very start of the contest, but decided to wait to see what all the beads looked like before I chose my colors. Whoops! My real job got in the way of my beading time, and completing five beads and the necklace in fourteen spare hours was a real challenge. However, the experience was joyous, and I'm pleased with the results. I was amazed to see how some of the colors and shapes were not what I expected, but still beautiful, due to the excellent designs and instructions.

Swarovski Coral pearls are something I've been wanting to use for a while, and the rest of the components came together smoothly, to create a cool dreamy feeling with hints of warm coral. I found that "knitted wire" stringing material worked successfully with the large hole beads.

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on Oct 26, 2012 5:35 PM

I love that you used the Swarovski Coral pearls. The lampwork bead picks up the colour of the coral so well.

Aunty Akoya wrote
on Oct 29, 2012 6:57 PM

there is great harmony in this necklace, i love your colors.