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This one has a story....

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Have you ever bought beads that you thought were beautiful, but then when sitting down with them you got kind of "stuck"? That's what happened here with this artisan lamp work focal bead. I bought this beautiful lamp work bead almost a year ago and put it aside as I do with alot of the beads that I buy. (Beader's frenzy, I know) For months I would set aside other beads and findings that I thought would go with it. For a while I was going to make a lariat necklace with this as the focal, and with it being red and black, an Asian theme came to mind. So I started collecting beads, etc. It sat longer again. Here's the problem I was having with it. The bead itself cost me $28.00, (not that I'm complaining or saying that the art work is not worth it), but I'm trying to justify how I will price a rather large necklace and get it to sell.
More thoughts on what to do with it. Then I thought to keep it cost effective for the customer, I would just string it up on bl…