View Full Version : Wanted to Share - Retta Gates' Wonderous CREATIONS!

08-19-2004, 05:01 AM
Retta would you please be so kind as to tell everyone what the things are that they are made of?

First a button she sent to me, she didn't make it, but she knows how obsessed I am with dragons. ;)

Then, this GORGEOUS dragon pendant necklace.

And last but certainly not least, this amazingly stunning freeform bracelet. I fell in love with the pattern when Retta and I were chatting one day and she decided to make it for me. Its got turquoise, and the purple swirlie, black striped, and blue dotted beads are Retta's own handwork. Along with the amazing stitching she put into this for me.

She sent me some other fun stuff as well. I'm a happy bouncy dragon wearing, freeform bracelet wearing import! :D
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THANK YOU RETTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs from Hopping Happy Holland,

Retta Gates
08-19-2004, 05:16 AM
It's so nice to see my work in "Picture form" again :)

Well, the dragon is ceramic of course... I rescued it from the local thrift store where I used to work.

The "dragon" necklace is some "wine red" seedbeads and some Czech glass spacers, Tigereye accents and the Dragon pendant is carver Carnerlian Agate, the drop hanging below is an African bead from "Mahli" I am not sure whether that is a tribe name or a region.

I used all sorts of seedbeads and Delicas on the bracelet, and Turquoise beads along with some of my lampwork, a couple sterling beads, and whole lot of thread.. LOL Once I started going it was really fun to make!

08-19-2004, 06:42 AM
What a lucky girl, Sarah! You hit the lottery! Nice work, Retta!

08-19-2004, 06:45 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!

Hmm :) Now getting really really curious as to what is coming to me from the ladybug exchange :D

08-19-2004, 07:01 AM
Sarah you are a very lucky import! What beautiful treasures to gain. isnt Retta the best! :clap:


08-19-2004, 08:30 AM
These are fabulous! :)

Retta Gates
08-19-2004, 09:46 AM
Woo! It feels so nice to be getting compliments from all you great artists! Hopefully I will have more to show you soon.

08-19-2004, 10:19 AM
Great work, Retta! Lucky you, Sarah!


08-19-2004, 11:12 AM
wow Sarah, what did you do to get so LUCKY?!?!! Great work Retta - I can't decide which one I like best - they are both great :)

08-19-2004, 02:51 PM
wow Sarah, what did you do to get so LUCKY?!?!! Great work Retta - I can't decide which one I like best - they are both great :)


I'm making her beadies. ;)

hugs from holland,