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Buddha beads are great earring components, but they are also wonderful when used as little charms. I couldn’t resist using a faux jade Buddha in this talisman necklace! I’ve had the carved bone beads in my bead stash for well over twenty years and knew I would use them someday and that day has finally arrived! Using alcohol ink, I colored the plush tassel a darker shade of ivory to match the bone beads. A large faceted aventurine bead and a faux coral chunky bead made of polymer clay sit beneath a 35mm carved bone bead that I bought at a bead store while on vacation in Maui years ago. The faux jade Buddha bead rests in a beaded enclosure of Delica and seed beads (directions for the beaded enclosure can be found in my “Tranquility” Earrings tutorial). Above the Buddha is a small jade donut and a 4mm coral bead. It is attached to the necklace by a ring of 15/0 seed beads. The many small bone beads are carved with little faces. This necklace will go so well with my collection of Johnny Was kimonos and because I wear them every day (I don’t save them for “special 
occasions” because I consider every day special!), this necklace will get a lot of use!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on December 5, 2020.

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