I have that piece. Several pieces.
The piece I chose to repair is one of the first pieces of jewelry that I made. The crimp bead broke and beads went all over the carseat. It is constructed out of acrylic beads that I purchased at Walmart when I first got interested in jewelry. I didn't know they were 'acrylic' for a long time. I just assumed they were glass. Silly me. I have now developed the tooth test to distinguish glass from acrylic. By the way, they were not labeled as to content.
I found this wonderful book, Stringing Style, by Jamie Hogsett, and fell in love with everything in the book. I have made many of the bead projects. At first, I had to have the exact beads and would look all over town and even in Pocatello for them. I finally branched out with my own ideas.
This necklace was made before I knew about beads all over town, and I bought all my beads at Walmart and JoAnns. My first attempt was Foxy Cleopatra, pg.47. It had some vintage beads and bells and carnelian and a fused glass pendant. I didn't even know what that meant, but it was beautiful and I didn't find anything like it.
My version was made with a collection of red acrylic beads from a large mixed package--Walmart, of course, and vintage gold dangles from a pair of earrings that belonged to my mother. I don't remember her wearing anything like them so they may have been really old, before my time. Therefore, the necklace is my Foxy Cleo necklace (my mother's name).
It has a slight oriental look because I made a second necklace to wear with it made with oriental lantern shaped beads. I could make it today with carnelian and real bells and a fancy glass pendant, but I don't want to. It means more to me the way it is.
The original Foxy Cleo Necklace:
|Without second necklace.|
|With second necklace|