Simple carved beads necklace set

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Project by kookiemomster48 posted 07-19-2010 08:23 PM 1824 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I fell in love with carving back in 1981 when I met an African immigrant who was from a family of carvers. I watched him set up his shop and carve church doors and doors for homes. I didn’t dream at the time that I would one day call myself a carver albeit less skilled than he by a large margin.
This necklace came about as a barter for the mother of a long time email friend. I’d done some custom art beading for her and she wanted something really, really different.
So I spiral cut a stick (cedar from my lot), some oblongs from bug eaten cedar and some rounds and burned a small kokopelli into a wooden bead I had on hand. This necklace is the result and is being worn in Amarillo, Texas now and again.
It isn’t a great or highly skilled project but it is mine and I’m proud of it.

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 10:13 PM

i like that necklace. beading is work.

but i like the looks of that one. thanks for showing me

-- pat,ohio...

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 02:27 AM

Very nice necklace. The joy of finding a shared activity with another, even though you carry on by yourself, in immeasurable. Thanks for sharing.

BTW: I love your user name, very cool.

-- Gary D.

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 04:57 AM

Hey, Pat. Beading, like carving, is a labor of love. You might not believe how long it took to make those beads all with hand tools. That was before I got the Master Carver tool.
Gary, thanks! You are so right! And I keep finding shared activities with new and old friends. Life is a process and I’m still processing.
I love cookies and I love being a Mom although the offspring seldom need mothering much anymore…

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover

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#4 posted 07-20-2010 05:06 AM

Very nice looking necklace. What makes it extra special, it is a special gift for a special friend. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 02:17 AM

Nice job. That is a really pretty necklace.

-- Megan

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 05:21 AM

Thanks, Megan! She made ME a kachina. Love it. Still looking for a glass cover I can afford so I can display it. So far its been in its box for two years almost. I take it out to enjoy it but put it back to keep it clean! LOL I have quite a few half finished beads left over and may eventually finish them to make one for myself…

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover

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