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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Jade Buddha Head
I picked up a strand of antique jade Buddha head beads at a bead show a while back. I liked them, but then had a difficult time deciding what to do with them. They are a bit large and heavy, so they don't lend themselves to earrings.
I eventually made a necklace with one bead as a pendant, using organza ribbon. I think I was in a "ribbon phase" at the time. I combined it with some pewter beads.
The bead is also too large and awkward for bracelets. I might attempt a different design with chain or cord. I don't want it to be paired with anything heavy, because then it would make for a really heavy necklace. I'll continue to muse over this for a while. I still really like the beads.