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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

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    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

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    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

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    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

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    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

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    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
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Ruby Necklace


About this design:

This was a custom order for a customer's wife. He ordered early so he could put it aside for Christmas. The huge, deep red topaz was the inspiration.

At the end, I added a golden shade of pearls in two shapes and some delicate gold chain dangles that go so nicely with the ruby pearls, garnets and that huge Blood Red Topaz. (41.55 carats)

Pictures attached with the supply 'stack', the necklace on a jewelry stand, the completed necklace as a closeup hanging, and one laying flat, so you can see the heart clasp and extender chain and little dangles at the back of the neck. It looks very pretty on -- I hope she likes it!

Components:

See above.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow now that will be one lucky lady.. those colors are so nice.. Is that Ruby Topaz the same shape of some of the gems I got from you???

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks Lynn, YES, that Ruby Red Topaz is the same shape and similar size as some of the gemstones that I sent you … it looks so neat surrounded by the smaller gems and pearls. Does that give you an idea of what you want to do with yours?! :-) SLS

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Stunning love this one Shannon!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    WOW!! This is so stunningly beautiful!! I absolutely love the golden shades you paried with that yummy topaz, ruby pearls and garnets. Really a magnificant piece!!

  5. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Shannon! I’m not sure I can find words to explain hos nice I think it is! That lady is lucky – and she’s lucky to have such a nice husband, giving her this nice treasure and planning it already!! :-)

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    GASP!!! Shannon … THIS IS UTTERLY STUNNING!!! Perfection!

  7. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is an incredibly beautiful piece, Shannon. It looks like what you would find in a treasure chest. Lucky lady to have such a thoughtful husband.

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow! How do I get on your Xmas list? haha! :) Beautiful as always Shannon.

  10. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    What is not to like! Beautiful :-)

  11. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! I believe your customer’s wife will have the same reaction….How could she not?? Added it to my fav’s !

  12. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous peace!! :)

  13. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Whew dazzling!!!

  14. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    FAV!!!!! I’ve never heard of Ruby Topaz before, but I’m hooked now. Where can I find some? I have some natural raw rubies that I’d like to pair with a faceted stone.

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    Elsa L says:

    Wow! Really gorgeous! You are abundantly creative! This is something that one could wear forever and never tire of.

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    MIRA B says:

    This is stunning! Nice work. This is one lucky lady, she will be thrilled on Christmas day.

  17. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Well, I have an update for you on this necklace … customer decided to give it to his wife early. She got it Friday night and she sent me an email Saturday a.m. She LOVES it and was wearing it to a holiday party that night! SLS

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    qltldy10 says:

    Isn’t it sweet to get feedback from the recipient? It must be so nice to hear from the customers! Lol, I bet he will be back!!

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    D Luczak says:

    This is so beautiful! I love the colors and how well everything fits together. She is one lucky lady to receive this! :)

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