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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.

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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.

Saturday, July 9th

9 Jul

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Monday, June 27th

27 Jun

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A mix of elements; red Chinese ceramic, very old Tibetian turquoise, Elaine Ray hand made ceramic, a drilled ammonite fossil, African green amber, a carved bone die. All strung and knotted on red leather cording, finished with a copper-plated steel chain and lobster claw clasp.

Haphazard but meaningful, if only to me.

Monday, June 20th

20 Jun

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Out-of-focus Elaine Ray beads with a yellow, dyed-howlite skull…on leather of course. Notice a trend, yet?

Wednesday, June 8th

8 Jun

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Two strands of dupioni silk hold my favorite square jump rings and a mix of felt balls and Elaine Ray ceramic beads. This necklace appeared in Stringing last summer and a version of it can be found here. It looks great with bright prints (as shown) or as a single, colorful accent with a white dress or shirt. The ribbon is fraying nicely. I love bias-cut ribbons for just that reason!