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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

All About Turtles - Lariat Style Necklace



I recently finished this lariat style necklace in which I used four different turtle components making it All About Turtles.  The beads used in it are mostly natural and organic - bone, coco nuts, and carved agate with a bit of glass and vulcanite.  Brass, copper and silver for interest.  The bead I am most excited about is the hand carved peach seed bead - it has two holes and is really a cool bead.

Also, I have officially finished all of my pieces for the Bead Soup Reveal scheduled for July 31.  I was waiting on some really tiny Greek leather to make the pieces with the bone beads and howlite skulls Judy sent me.  I ended up using only about 10" of it -- oh well, I did use all of the howlite skulls and bone beads she sent leaving very little left over from the "could feed an army" size soup she sent.


4 comments:

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Beautiful necklace, Jean. I love turtles!

Anonymous said...

That's a great necklace, Jean. I love turtles. They are so naturally, creatively beautiful.
vick

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

Love the turtle theme for a necklace. I like that little brown turtle with the blue dots the best. Adorable!

Now who would have ever thought of carving a peach seed? It makes me wonder about what can be done with an avocado or mango seed.

Mary said...

I have seen seahorse design with beads but purple is unusual for me. But I loved it and would love to try with semi-precious beads and hope to have nice necklace.