Workings for Tuesday


This necklace look familiar? Probably not yet, but if you pick up the
newest issue of Stringing magazine, you'll see something similar to this
amongst the pages! I created this similar necklace for my Etsy shop.


Itching to use my new leather ribbon from London, I put this necklace together last night.
The ribbon is silky smooth leather, in a dark navy blue. I used a pretty cool tulip pendant from
Jade Scott, some faceted lucite from London, and a GROW bead from Diane Hawkey.
I love the simplicity of this piece. It will be landing on Etsy soon, too.

Exciting news, I made my additions to the necklaces for the round robins (yes, there were two- I formed a smaller second group after I assembled the first group of 6) I am sending them all out to the next designer today, and will blog my additions once the next person gets them!
Aren't you excited to see them? You should be! They are sooooo beautiful!

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  1. I like both necklaces but the top one is just amazing - I LOVE it - maybe it is the warm coloring that draws me - it is a beauty.

  2. I just love the shape of those long wooden nuggets. The angle on the ends makes me want to just grab and twirl them. Awesome focal bead in the is very fiery!

  3. Love the necklace with those gorgeous wood beads! So earthy.

    And those components you used on the second necklace are just delightful!

    Can't wait to see the round robin creations.

  4. The focal bead in the first necklace is fantastic! So many colours and a great pattern, neat find.

  5. I love both designs! One is earth the other is an interesting eye catcher...Just gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing the new Stringing magazine...

  6. I love those wood beads - I can just feel how smooth they are. As a new beader - how do you go about building a "stash"?

  7. Thank you Everyone!

    QuiltingJewel- That is an excellent question! But has an easy takes lots of time! and MONEY! And an obsessive compulsive behavior that forces me to buy many of the same thing. over and over. It just builds up! I remember thinking the same thing in the beginning of my beading career. At one point I just got so tired of buying cheap beads from Michaels, and WalMart, and AC Moore, and was able to save up some cash to buy some of the good stuff. However, now it's easy to find nice and inexpensive beads on Etsy- like those wood beads I used in this necklace, came from E & E Bungalow on etsy...their strands are very inexpensive and are excellent quality!

  8. Both are really nice Lori.

  9. those wood beads look like big seed pods for an exotic tree. I love them! I like how you made the piece airy while using such large elements. Going to have to check out that Etsy shop...(And what IS that background? Looks like vinyl siding!)

  10. I love that 2nd necklace! It is really great!

  11. Love the rich warmth of that first necklace. Those beads are so cool!


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