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Ocean Dreams


About this design:

I had these beautiful ocean colored pearls and silver shell charms and decided I wanted to create a necklace that was like looking at the waves of the ocean and this is what I came up with.

Components:

Aqua and sage glass pearls, aqua and white shell beads, Sterling silver shell charms.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Gorgeous focal you’ve done here, and I love the pearls too.

  2. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, I love how you made the focal to this necklace! Looks like a handful of ocean…

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Holy seashells! What a dream,indeed! I adore the way you broke up the pearl colors,but kept them in the same hue…and that focal..OMG!

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    D Luczak says:

    Thank you ladies! I was trying to make the focal like a wave in the ocean bringing the shells to the shore. I love the beach and the ocean ( like you can’t tell :) ) and I am always trying to come up with new ways to do beach jewelry. Thanks for the great comments :)

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    does it make noise when you walk?

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    D Luczak says:

    You would think that it does make noise when you walk but surprisingly it does not. If you bend over it makes some noise but not a lot :)

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    SURF’S UP! Love the focal! It has nice wave action. :D

  8. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    You certainly reached your goal with this one. It’s like a handful of swirlling ocean wave. Just beautiful!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fab focal!

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    You definitely achieved your wish with this stunner, Danielle! I don’t know what else to say — the ladies have said it all in their comments!!! :D OK, how about this — I LOVE THIS!!! :D :D :D

  11. Dona T
    Dona T says:

    lovely necklace. I love the blending of the colors.just a beautiful focal. I am just a beginner so I have a lot to learn. thank you for sharing your talent.

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    D Luczak says:

    Dona T thank you so much. I only started making jewelry around October of 2010. I have never taken any classes I just read a lot of magazines and books. I just saw the bead department in my local craft stores and wanted to try making something :) that’s how I got started and I have sold some pieces to friends and family and even Co workers at my “real” Job. I enjoy doing this and sharing my designs with everyone. Just keep at it and have fun :)

  13. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Just saw this on facebook; such a lovely focal piece. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

  14. princessdsp
    princessdsp says:

    Wonderful design! Inspiring

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