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“The Usher”


Description from Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick: A colleague asked me to make a black, white and gold set for an usher at his church. She always wears a white "uniform" and he wanted something to compliment it. I found the most amazing 40 mm black onyx ovals at a yard sale (definitely a steal!) and used white fwp with gold plated spacers.


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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Hi Jeanne! This is very classy. I love the shimmer of the whites with the drama of the black…that shimmer softens the black a bit.
    I hope you post a pic of what you make with those 40 mm black onyx ovals..what a deal girl!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you, Debbi! I really like the way the necklace came out.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    FYI – the earrings are glass. Decided to keep them simple next to the drama of the necklace.

    I’m also working on something with red, bright silver and the onyx as focals. Not something I would have done on my own, but requested by a colleague.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Jeanne, that is gorgeous! I am also impressed that people approach you to make jewelry for someone…personal about custom jewelry!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I can’t believe how my jewelry has taken off at work. People ask when am I bringing in more. And it is a lot of fun to see my stuff all over the building! I love doing the custom pieces. I bring it in half finished and we discuss the design. The young lady who asked for the red and black is so excited because it’s for her mother-in-law’s b’day. I expect she’ll score big time brownie points with this one.

    ps – I posted Sam’s prom pictures under my “posing for the prom” pick!

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    CAS says:

    Jeanne, lovely, sharp, smart necklace & earrings. Those Onyx ovals are awesome, what a find! Hugs! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks so much Christine. Would you believe $8. I still have 9 left. About 14″ – enough for another necklace. :)
    That’s the Hamptons for you! People don’t know what they have.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    What a bargain! And to get 2 necklaces from it is remarkable!
    I think you have the perfect outlet at work to showcase your designs!
    There is something special in seeing your creations being worn and enjoyed.

    I did leave a comment on your pick Posing for the Prom…stunning dress, necklace and beautiful, happy Sam! What memories she will have of such a special time in her life!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    So you did (leave a comment) and I even responded. Pushy, aren’t I (sorry)I’m just so proud of my “baby”.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    You aren’t pushy, at all! You have every right to be proud of Sam!
    Is graduation coming up soon? Exciting and memorable times coming up!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    June 28! – we seem to go on forever here. I have school till the 26th. Sam’s actually done with classes on the 12th.

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Wow! Beautiful jewelry! Congrats on your custom designs :) Selling at school is awesome. It is pretty neat to see people wearing your jewelry!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks, Jill!

    Now I really must clean up this place. With hubby gone overnight, I had beads spread out EVERYWHERE!

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