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posted by Colleen Shirazi, April 14, 2007 at 10:27 PM (Pacific)

Wore some of my pieces today...the Bali vermeil cage beads and turquoise necklace and turquoise earrings pictured here.

So what? you're thinking, well the funny thing is how "right" these two pieces felt on me. A bit hard to explain. I'm naturally a shy person, I don't wear flamboyant things...but then there has always been a side to me that was never afraid to stand out. The vermeil cage beads, along with the bright blue turquoise, really do stand out...and paired with the earrings (more bits of bright blue), the effect is noticeable.

All in all, pretty darn pleased with these pieces.

Oh, I'm dying to finish off the piece I started after the Bead Expo. It's three red Venetian glass beads...the beauty here is the depth of color. I don't normally wear red stones or beads at all, feel they look best on brunettes, but I couldn't resist these beads. I've got a design of goldfilled chains in front with the red beads, and a double length of 1mm black leather cord on the sides. It's an unusual design and either it works brilliantly, or else it goes over like a lead balloon. Can't wait to find out which. lol

What I need is to use the E6000 to glue the 4 leather ends into tiny goldfilled end caps. Now I could have elected to just knot the two ends together on either side and then finagle the clasp in there somehow...I was playing with it last night. Or I could have done the adjustable leather cord thing, like this: Robert Wan, Tahitian Pearl Necklace.

Why the end caps just seems nicer than knotting or doing the adjustable cord thing, for this piece. I have some gold in the design after all.


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