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Northwest Artisan Necklace by Honey from the Bee
 
When you can start with a Lisa Peters' stoneware cabachon one cannot help but be inspired!  After playing around with many different colors of seed beads I settled on a mix of steel blue, copper, shimmering green and bronze.  I found the perfect piece of leather with a flower motif to carry on the theme of my Northwest Spring necklace.

I bought the squiggly glass lampwork years ago and alas did not keep track of the artist.  I remember her very well.  She was very friendly and explained how the first one was a mistake but now (or then) she would use leftover glass rods to create them.  I bought several in different colors as I thought they were so fun.  If any one knows who she is, please let me know so I can acknowledge her with a link. I wanted to do some hammering, so I textured the copper disc and dapped it to hold what I thought was an abstract representation of leaves and greenery, but what my hubby says looks like an earthworm!  He talked about how it made him want to go fishing...  I chased him out before he totally made me squirm.

Mixed media Statement Necklace by Honey from the Bee
 
A couple copper chains woven together simulating vines, a little wirework in bronze and it was all coming together!  Finally I had to add a few beads of labradorite for rain drops, as it just needed something.  So what do you think?
 
bead embroidered Statement necklace by Honey from the Bee
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love the mixed media in this

love the mixed media in this piece! I love the 4 beads u used to offset the cab beading...thats really cool! overall I think its a really pretty piece.. and a great contrast of materials! WOW really nice Janet!

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