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Wednesday, June 6th

6 Jun

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A tassel of beads topped by a ceramic bird bead I made with dangles featuring Elaine Ray beads and gimp.

It’s hanging off that brass neck wire I love to use and reuse.

Friday, April 13th

13 Apr

Layers…
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I’ve layered a layered necklace! Main necklace contains an owl pendant by Jon Pitts, ceramic rounds by Elaine Ray and Japanese kimono cording. Extras for layering are African trade glass (orange) and Indian hand-looped beaded chains.

Sometimes you just have to mix it up.

Saturday, February 25th

25 Feb

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Tuesday, January 31st

31 Jan

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Some days I can’t take a good picture.

At least I like the necklace.

Waxed linen stitches together Elaine Ray beads and a bit of glass. Find complete instructions here.

Monday, January 16th

16 Jan

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Friday, January 13th

13 Jan

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This necklace features a pendant by Olivia Dowdy. The raku-fired ceramic is lightweight and shimmery. I really love the glow of that poppy red. I’ve hung it from a naked brass chain that will age naturally, and added a Swarovski crystal coral branch.

A side note: my camera lens was broken and posting was difficult for a while. I fixed that in December but still hadn’t resumed posting. Today, after a few words of encouragement, I realized I just needed to get back to the routine.

Thanks, Ellie.

Saturday, September 10th

10 Sep

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Too simple-round wood beads with a pierced Elaine Ray ceramic bead and a fossilized ammonite pendant.

Wednesday, August 10th

10 Aug

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Knotted on red leather, these old African amber beads host a cast brass Frozen Charlotte and a single undyed Kukui nut.

Off-center, just the way I like it.

Thursday, July 28th

28 Jul

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Sometimes when you have something really great you don’t need to do much with it.  That face pendant is in a much-loved deep jade green color. I just looked at it for a long time and put it with many other items but never committed it to a necklace. Finally, I decided I needed to wear it anyway. Simple brass chain comes to the rescue. I can’t say this is a forever design-I may put this pendant somewhere else some day.

The ceramic face pendant is by Gaia Beads.

The amazing enameled ring is by Ndidi Kowalczyk of Hothouse Posey.

Monday, July 11th

11 Jul

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This necklace consists of 18″ of .5 mm leather finished with crimp-on leather ends and a clasp. The leather is just looped through the ceramic charm and I can change the charm out.

It’s not really a permanent design – although I rarely remove this charm I could. I wear necklaces like this mixed with others and usually I am planning on doing something else with the pendants or charms.

Today we were packing for a week-long trip to the mountains. My day was a whirl of decisions; take these sheets? how many towels? do we need all the hula-hoops? books? sweaters or sweatshirts?

Putting on a simple, single-charm necklace felt quite peaceful.