Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Miscellany - Sunflower Starry Night, Meet Moonglow Sapphire Vintage Lucite!

I've been trying, and failing, for ages, to come up with a suitable design for my Patti Stoll Sunflower Starry Night beads. Just last week, I realized that The Beadin' Path's Vintage Lucite design partner beads had come to the rescue!



The Vintage Lucite Sapphire Moonglow Rice Ovals are just the right color and with their shimmery moonglow, the perfect complement to the pendant bead. I put some bright matte yellow Czech Druk glass beads in between each rice bead and around the pendant's head-pin loop at first, but I think I'm going to re-string without them.

Right now the necklace has 14 of the 15 piece strand and it's a bit too short to be finished. If I can't purchase another strand of these, I'll use Vintage Lucite Round Beads 9mm Sapphire Moonglow beads to add length.

I've been putting pictures of the necklaces I've posted on this blog recently up at TwitPic.com if you should want to browse through them. Also, if you ever want to share one of the pictures you see there, just email me and I'll happily give you permission - I'd appreciate it as well if you'd also share the link to the picture and mention this blog.

Come back tomorrow for Tuesday Tidbits - you never know what I'll be up to next...

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7 Comments:

Blogger Janeen said...

That is gorgeous! I love it!! Great work!

August 3, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you for stopping by to leave such a kind message. I've "followed" your blog now and look forward to reading your posts!

August 3, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

OMG! you finally used that focal bead!! beautiful - so....you need to put a pay pal button on this blog - hint hing :)

August 3, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love moonglow but this rice shape is sometimes a challenge for me! I love what you did with these great vintage beads!

August 3, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Tish, there's a story behind the bead and I couldn't part with this particular necklace! But, as you know, since you and I have already Tweeted about the alternative, I'm always happy to take a special order.

Heather, they were just exactly the right beads for this job. I can think of other designs, too - so when I get my new order, I'll be sure to share what I came up with!

August 3, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a great piece! That bead is incredible and looks perfect with those colorful beads!

August 3, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Couldn't agree more. I'm so glad I'll finally be able to wear it!

August 3, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

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