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Boho ocean inspired necklace by Honey from the Bee

Lampwork:  Meital

The ocean and beach are often inspirations in my work, but it was the under the sea challenge by the Blogging Business Artisans and a blog hop inspired by a photo of gathered shells by Jennifer on Art Jewelry Elements that got me playing with my beads again.

Boho ocean inspired statement necklace by Honey from the Bee

"Bead cap":  Wondrous Strange

The focal pendant took shape early on with the very cool ceramic starfish I used as a bead cap on a very sea worthy lampwork bead, but I fiddled around with a lot of different ideas for the necklace part.  I ended up choosing some Tagua nuts from Costa Rica that a friend had given me as they were the perfect color, very light, but smooth to the touch.  

Dagger beads that shimmer represent seaweed and kelp bobbing in the waves.  

 
Ocean inspired statement necklace by Honey from the Bee

I thought it was fun to find that the beads I normally use for flower buds looked like starfish when reversed.  Their opalescent blue glow had me thinking that I could also use them for jelly fish with tiny strands of seed beads dangling.  When I get a chance I'll be making those for earrings!

This necklace is available!

Hope you are having a perfectly wonderful summer day!

Comments

Gorgeous! And clever!

Gorgeous! And clever!

I like how it all came

I like how it all came together and the light blue color.

Beautiful job, Janet! Of

Beautiful job, Janet! Of course I love the daggers. You did a great job pulling different components together.

Stunning! Love the little

Stunning! Love the little seahorse, and your color choices.

Your challenge piece turned

Your challenge piece turned out great! I love the colors and the little seahorse finishes it off nicely :)Glad you're back to creating with your beads again!

Very unique! Love the use of

Very unique! Love the use of the nuts in the necklace, great touch.

Love it! I hope you'll post

Love it! I hope you'll post about the earrings when they're done -- they sound like beauties!Great challenge project!

What a great answer to the

What a great answer to the challenge! Very pretty!

What a gorgeous piece! The

What a gorgeous piece! The design is beautiful!

I love the look of your

I love the look of your necklace. It absolutely reminds me of the ocean! So pretty! {:-D

Your necklace is beautiful

Your necklace is beautiful and really fits the monthly theme well!

Very beautiful. I love how

Very beautiful. I love how you were able to find a different way to use a familiar bead. It reminds me of a jelly fish :)

This is an absolutely

This is an absolutely stunning piece! I am so glad you were inspired to play with beads again because it would have been sad if this piece hadn't been born.

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