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  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

Earthy jusper necklace- Help!

About this design:

Ladies,I really need your advice. What is missing? I posted it on Etsy and got only 2 views. Should I add something???


Oval jusper beads, round bronzite beads, gold plated toggle clasp.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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    K H says:

    I know a lot of people who like the simple, earthy look. I think with any social medium that it’s “luck of the draw”. Some things get a lot of attention quickly and others, well, not so much. Unless you have an idea to re-up the design, (or unless you have a customer who says “I would buy this if …”, I would leave it be.

  2. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    It looks like a nice necklace; however, the photo of it on the form looks like it wouldn’t sit right on your neck. Maybe a picture of it on someone so others could see how it would be on them. Just a thought.

  3. Jewelrybyirina
    Jewelrybyirina says:

    thank you All!

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    I have to agree with Skittles mommy. Where the 3rd and 9th beads are falling in the first photo looks like they are awkwardly placed and might prove uncomfortable to wear … another photo might make it look differently or you may need to rework it slightly … perhaps by doubling or tripling the number of Bronzite beads between the Jasper ones would do it … it wouldn’t mean changing the length really just moving the Bronzite from near the clasp. Otherwise I think it’s a very nice simple design that someone should love. :)

  5. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is quite beautiful. And I love the way you combined the oval jasper with the round bronzite beads. Sometimes simple is better. I agree with what the others said too.

  6. Px3 aka Peggy
    Px3 aka Peggy says:

    I think Christine is spot on. More separation between the jasper should make it sit more comfortably, plus the individual beauty of each stone will be highlighted.

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Irina, I like this earthy piece very much! I do agree that by adding more bronzite beads you might give the necklace a different look. Or perhaps, adding a third element(wood or metal)? Just brainstorming…

  8. Jewelrybyirina
    Jewelrybyirina says:

    Thank you very much!!!
    I am thinking to add some gold plated spacers and more bronzite beads in between. I’ll cut it tomorrow:)

  9. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is nice, I agree with the others..

  10. DragonDreams
    DragonDreams says:

    I agree with the others’ comments, this is nice the way it is. You could try taking a picture with a darker background. Most people would wear this piece with a black or brown outfit. Nice work.

  11. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Simple and lovely as it is. About it maybe sitting oddly on the collar bones: since women have such a diversity of neck sizes, shapes, and collar-bone stick-outy-ness (you know what I mean) I usually put an adjuster chain on necklaces like this so if it his someone awkwardly, they can tweak it until it falls just right.

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    MIRA B says:

    I love Jasper, this one I think would really pop if it was paired with red Jasper instead of Bronzite. Or perhaps a small red Jasper on each side of the Bronzite. That would still be a neutral but would draw the eye. Good luck.

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