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Ornamental Gourds: An old friend comes home

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2010
10:12 PM

Post #7651879

I beaded this ostrich egg many years ago for a friend as a commission piece. She had two pet iguanas and wanted something that included them. She recently died and her children ask me if I wanted to have it in her memory. Well, of course I want to have it back bot I couldn't afford to buy it back for what I charged for the piece. No, they just wanted to give it back to me.Wow! I was surprised.It arrived yrsterday in a cardboard box wrapped in newspaper. I was terrified to open it just knowing the damage that had happened to it in the mail. I was exstatic when I saw this immaculate egg with every bead in place.
It took four months to bead this piece and I wanted to share it with you all. I will post a couple of pics individually

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roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2010
10:21 PM

Post #7651890

How wonderful for you!! Jo
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2010
6:12 AM

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2010
6:13 AM

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2010
6:14 AM

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2010
6:15 AM

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taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2010
11:13 AM

Post #7867184

Wow, that is so pretty! I can't imagine taking that much time to do what you do, but must be so rewarding when you get it done!
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #7868092

Thank you. I really do like the vivid colors on this one. Its for sale on the marketplace.

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