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Blooming - Necklace


About this design:

The focal on his necklace is made with a flower button bead which is filled with briolettes using silver wire. I think the flower is made of Aragonite, but I'm not sure - are you? The other stones are Citrine, Hessonite, Chalcedony and Smoky Quartz - a lot of them from LB!

Components:

Aragonite, Smoky Quartz, Citrine, Hessonite, Chalcedony, Freshwater pearls (copper), Sterling silver chain, wire and S-clasp.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wenche, your design and color combo is fantastic and so beautiful! I love the unique way you used the button, too! :D

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    Reet says:

    Love center piece ! Very impressive necklace!

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous! Love it :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful necklace I’ll wear this one in a heart beat!

  5. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Wow! So pretty.

  6. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thanks all of you wonderful beading Chickies! :-) Glad you like it!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    So beautiful! I love the warmth of the beads you choose! Great design!

  8. Violet
    Violet says:

    Stunning piece , Wenche !!!!!
    LOVE the flower and the whole design !!!!!

  9. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Great design Wenche!

  10. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    WOW! :)

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous flower and a fantastic design!

  12. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    The design is breathtaking! So gemmy!

  13. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ahhh, Wenche, so pretty! I love those longer necklaces now … and the focal is lovely.

    Are those hessonites from our shopping trip? Can you believe it’s been a year since you were in Florida??! SLS

  14. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thanks to all of you!
    No, Shannon I think I bought the Hessonite here on LB. Talking Florida – I wish I was back there a year after! :-) We have to start planning for a bead show, I think! ;-)

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I agree … that would be a blast!! SLS

  16. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Your design is inspiring.Love the colors nice and warm feeling. Love the chain with the gems!

  17. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Beautiful necklace and great design!! :D

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    Anna706 says:

    you have a eye for design, great piece,somewhat abstract.that I like to try.

  19. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    I’m just in AWE of that piece, AWESOME, GORGEOUS, INCREDIBLE!!! I love what you did with the flower, and the chain, and your beads, and the design… I want it!!! :D

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