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Oval Beads

By Sandy Paluzzi
   The Bead Peddler
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I decided to start this month's column with a design that is all about ovals.  BM Jewelry Designs surrounds the neck with carnelian ovals and dangles one sideways as the start of the centerpiece.  The horn at the bottom provides the finishing touch.
LT Creationz designs to mix it up with one of my favorite design elements.  She alternates ovals and crosses to create a chunky look that's just great for this time of year.
This design by Jan Geisen puts the focus on handmade  chrysanthemum polymer clay beads.  I love the look created by using the ovals length wise and doubling the cord around the neck.
Here the concept of multi strands is taken to a different level by Designs by Lynn Novelli.  Multi strands of ovals are accented with gold coin spacers to create an elegant necklace.
I just love the shimmer of colors in this necklace and bracelet set from the co-operative site,  Bead Work Artists .  Huge ovals create a sparkling centerpiece for the pieces.
Imagine this bracelet at the beach.  Shells encircle the wrist with a netted ball tucked inside the oval shaped donuts.  Design by 888 Gifts
La Bijouterie has shown a lot of creativity with this snowflake obsidian bracelet.  The large ovals are separated by triple strand spacers to create this go everywhere look.
Pole Star's Shop shows this fantastic bracelet of amethyst colored ovals.  The orange lucite flower just pops in an unexpected color combinaton.
Again, in this bracelet, color provides the focus.  Apples & Oranges uses bright blue ovals as the key part of this classic but boldly colored bracelet.
Jewelry Just For Pretty takes us back to the soft side of jewelry.  This romantic pink piece features a pink and gold twisted oval.
And yet another look for ovals - a lot of glitz.  These large vintage Swarovski ovals will steal the spotlight wherever they go.  Design by Vintage Keeper's Cache
EC Jewelry Design brings us a very feminine carefree bracelet with wooden beads separated with dangling charms. 
Endless Flatland comes up with a classic charm bracelet by combining pearls with sterling silver.  Here the ovals encircle the wrist while rounds dangle.
This anklet furthers the charm concept.  Funky Stones alternates oval and round bead dangles from a simple chain. 
Now we'll go from the ankle all the way up to the ears.  Ovals just seem to be made for earrings. Einat Agmon Jewelry fills a sterling hoop by wire wrapping pearls and garnet in an asymmetrical design
  Vintage Lucite 7  also fills an oval, this time with another oval.  The various components of these earrings create a very earthy feeling. 
Silver Lining Designs switches the oval to the top of the earring in these earthtone earrings featuring enameled oval beads.  Despite the size of the earrings, I get a very light and airy feel from them.
Here we have another entirely different type of oval on the top of the earrings.  These beautiful earrings featured an embossed metal bead hand cut by Kathryn Bowman Studio especially for these earrings
   
JeweLyrie flips the oval labradorite stones on their side and dangles silver flowers over the top.
This pair of earrings is deceptively simple.  A very plain white fluted oval is capped and put on earwires.  What makes this earrings stand out is the use of brass, a material that is becoming more and more popular today.  Yet these earrings have a very vintage look that is all au courant.  Design by Anna Kay Creations

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