Sunday, April 20, 2014

I like frogs, honestly, I do

Just finished this necklace which I've been working on forever (umm, a bit more than a year). Made the limbs of the frog with bronze clay, and beaded the rest. The inspiration came from one of our beady friends, Neva. As those who know Neva would know, she's a frog lover. One time we had a beady meet in Sydney, and as we chatted while beading, the conversation turned to frogs, as food. We talked about frog legs in French cuisine etc, and I recounted a story of being served frog soup as a child in Taiwan by our maid (I was horrified). Poor Neva couldn't bear to hear the story, so she got out of the house while we finished the conversation. I told my story, everyone laughed, and I went out to fetch her. It must've been a guilty conscience on my part, for after that, I felt compelled to tell Neva that I do actually like frogs, life ones. I thought the best way for me to express my true feelings for frogs would be to make a necklace, LOL. As it turns out, life has been extremely busy this last year, and I only managed to finish it today. Anyhow, hope you like my necklace and story! Please click on the photos if you would like a larger view.


  1. It is beautiful and such wonderful colors.

  2. Can We Ever Purchase Your Work, Is It StrictlY Commissioned?

  3. I stumbled across your blog via a Google search for images of millefiori and it led me to your amazing 'minimalist steampunk' necklace, created back in 2011. Your work is intricate, original and simply stunning!!!!

  4. I have had your site saved for many years now. I "lost" 2 years from a stroke and a broken back in three places, but now I am making a few beady pretties for our local Cancer Clinic. Beautiful earrings for lovely ladies. Helps me to keep the fingers moving and also gives me pleasure of making something pretty for someone. Beverly


  5. I like frogs too. Ihave a mommy frog who lives under the flower box on our deck in the summer. I anxiously await her presence each spring. She is beautiful. Bev

  6. Is there a way to purchase your work. The Phoenix is of particular interest but they're all amazing!

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