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“circle of friends”

Description from movie chick aka susan: Dedicated to all the ladies addicted to fresh picks...the multistone strands represent the variety there is among us...the charms and the pendants represent what give to each other and we what receive by being part of this fresh pick circle.

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  1. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Perfect pick, Susan! Love it! Lovely sentiments, too! Love the frame. I’m coveting some of that rock, citrine, and amethyst combo!

  2. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Debra – thank you…I looked at the website to see what classes are available…they offer alot…I saw some that I might be interested in…the two that you might take in June, I will be out of town then…the class price seems really reasonable.

  3. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Great pick and sentiments–very heartwarming! Also an awesome book and great movie!

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, Susan — how lovely! What a thoughtful thing to do, drawing us all even closer together today!!! I love the sentiment you wrote, too! You’re a very special Chick. :-) This is a keeper.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    How sweet Susan! I haven’t gotten the hang of fresh picking, it just takes me so long to weigh the possibilities! But I do enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with – there’s such creativity in the nest of chickies!

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    LG Designs says:

    Very cool…love it!

  7. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Michelle, Lynn & Lori…thank you and Lori, it does not matter if you actually making fresh picks or not…you are here, giving us encouragement and hopefully we inspire you :)

  8. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    thanks LG…i wish I could enlarge the picture you next to your name…from what I can tell, it looks like a very cool necklace :)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    So sweet, Susan!
    I know I get so much from you and everyone else!

  10. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Jeanne – thank you!

  11. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    What a great pick…thanks!! :-)

  12. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Elaine – thanks! :)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Absolutely inspired! This is a work in progress, but the combos in the fresh picks were a motivation behind these.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Forgot to say, I never would have made any nests without you all!

  15. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    thanks for posting the pictures…your pieces are awesome!…are they for you or someone else or to sell?

  16. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    I still have not made my nest necklace…you’re not going to kick me out of the nest are you? ;)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Lori – I love your necklaces!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to see the finished pieces.

  18. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Beautiful nest Lori (and other pieces of course!)! I still haven’t figured out how to make them so squiggly yet…

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Susan – I have a secret…
    I haven’t made a nest yet, either.

  20. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    good, they won’t get rid of both us ;)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I don’t think so!
    Who’d keep us up on all the old movies?!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Jeanne, Susan, if they don’t kick me out for not fresh picking, I doubt you’ll get the boot for not nesting! Circle of Friends, right?!

    Thanks for the compliments! The other 2 are Rosy White Ocean Jasper, Peach Jade & Biwa stick pearls from the Christmas sale! There’s some Amazonite in there too. I don’t think I’d ever have used them all together without seeing the picks here!

  23. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Lori, That Nest is out of this world gorgeous – so uniform and perfectly curly! I clearly need to be retrained!! The colors you’ve used are fresh and light but really substantial! I just love all of it!!

    And Sweet Movie Chick – your pick expresses how we all feel so well – all for one and one for all!! Thanks for thinking of us! :)

  24. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Shannon – you are welcome and thank you :)

  25. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    :)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Susan, forgot to answer you – I may keep one of the Ocean Jasper ones, and the nest is a gift for my daughter’s teacher.

  27. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Thanks Susan! Sweet thought!
    I think the Apatite best reflects me! ;)

    Lori – awesome jewerly!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Mary, you’re back! Was hoping to see what you did with your RW Ocean Jasper….

  29. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Smoky Rose – thank you! :)

  30. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Susan, thanks so much for the pick – what a sweet thing to do!! It’s perfect.

    Lori, your nest is AWESOME!!!! Great job on the necklaces too.

    Jeanne and Susan, I haven’t made a nest yet either. SSHH, don’t tell anyone. I don’t have a craft store near me (only Wal-Mart) so I don’t have the right wire.

  31. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Cathy – your secret is safe with me (and probably Jeanne but I don’t like to speak for other people if I can help myself)…you are welcome regarding the pick…so you must get most of your stuff online then?

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Dizzy Chick, your jewelry is gorgeous! Movie Chick, this pick goes to my favs!

  33. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Little Chick…glad you like!…good luck on your exams this week! :)

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Lori! Awesome, Awesome jewelry!!!
    I really like how you’ve put all three together.
    You’ve also given me some inspiration with the larger stones like the rosy white ocean jasper. I’m never really sure what to do with them and I think you’ve placed them beautifully here.

    I made my first nests this week. Not as wonderfully gnarly as yours yet. How’d you do that!!

    Great pick too! I appreciate your choice of beads and why you chose them. And also the title. Several years ago we held a women’s retreat at our church and Circle of Friends was our theme. This pick brought back sweet memories of that time.

  35. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Mary…I glad it brought back sweet memories and thank you :)

  36. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    First : this pick is wonderful and I love the desciption. I think you nailed it. New FAV!
    Second, I feel so privileged to be part of this circle of friends, stretching far and wide, united as creative ladies. I celebrate the kindness and caring we share together, and appreciate the differences that make each of us unique.

  37. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Harriet…thank you :) celebrate diversity!

  38. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Dizzy Chick, inspiration seems to be a mutual thing here. I truly like your designs, and you have given me some ideas for a beautiful large piece of rhyolite I want to use. Will need to play w/that. :-)

  39. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    I think I have come up with an idea to use the items in the pick…they are in my shopping bag…I just need to place the order…I will you y’all posted :)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Will you post pictures?! (please)

  41. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Very COOL pick!!

  42. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Dizzy Chick I love your nest!!! The other necklace, is coming along gorgeous!!!

  43. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    yes, pictures will be taken :) …unless it just turns out horrible ;)

  44. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Boy that sums it up! That would be all of us who are addicted!! Thank you!

  45. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    What a great pick! And Dizzy Chick – thanks for sharing your jewelry pics! Gorgeous!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Susan, Harriet – wow, what a compliment! Thank you! I think it’s fun to see what others do with their beads, and I’ve definitely been inspired by ALL the Chicks!

    Thanks also for the nest compliments. the twisted look is growing on me, though I still want what I can’t seem to make! To oversimplify, I use about 3 different pieces of wire, so I can kind of weave in & out of the loops.

    This is the last week of school for us, & things are kinda crazy (note time stamp!)

    Susan, thanks again for a wonderful, heartwarming pick!

    Have a great week!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Susan I can’t wait to see what you make. I know you’ll post photos. I love the multi-stone strands – you really can do so much with them.

    Harriet – such a great heartfelt comment about our circle of friends. I so agree!

    Lori – Your daughter’s teacher is one lucky lady! The nest is the perfect gift. I certainly would cherish it! (hmmm – maybe I should try my hand at one. Great idea to market as an end of the year gift… I was thinking of bracelets – small stones with the brass “inspire” charm that could sell for about $15 – $20.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Jeanne, great idea for the bracelets! I think those would do well. When I started beading, my sister-in-law said I should make them with school colors (either gemstones or crystals as available). You could even add a mascot or school name in the letter blocks – like a mother’s bracelet. Of course that would get pricey!

    I love the “inspire” charm for teachers, especially the ones at our grade school. I’ve used a SS oval bead charm a couple times for my kid’s teachers. They do so much for so little, and several of them have challenges of their own.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Dizzy Chick, I was wondering, how did you get your wire wavy? Did it come that way? I used pliers to make mine, but it wasn’t quite that nice! btw: I hope I’ll be able to post pictures before the week is over!

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