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  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

Tea Ceremony


About this design:

I needed a bit of serenity at the time I made this pick, and now you can see the result. (The image is foreshortened because of the camera angle. Really, the necklace is longer than it looks, and the focal isn't huge.)

Components:

Malachite/pyrite focal, antique red amber, shell pearls, pyrite, ruby zoisite, green fluorite, tree agate, howlite rounds, seed beads, antique brass bail

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is a simply stunning design – - love the contrast of the dark red beads with the pendant. And you have nailed the asymetrical aspect, too !

  2. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Love that graduation of the ruby zoisite!! The colors are great and the design awesome ;)

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very nice!

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Another beautiful piece! Fab colors and design!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    OMG! this is exquisite! Can you give us more closeups? I could look at this all day!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is so beautiful Laud. So is the section that you have the close-up of representative of a tea house? Because that’s what I thought of when I saw it.

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    This is just fabulous! Love the asymmetry and the mix of warm and cool colors.I agree with puppychick, more photos please.

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    The multiple triangles remind me of roofs on temples. Wish I could say I had that in mind, but the shapes of the zoisite suggested the pattern all by themselves.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    They just look like those photos of the little teak houses with the sloped roof set in th woods.

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    You’re right. The northern parts of Japan are cold and snowy. Maybe the fluorite is snow? Oh, the fluorite pieces move, so they’re not always the same.

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful design, Laud, the triangles look like pagoda roofs :D

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    WOW! How many times have I seen that malachite pendant and just passed it by. You have brought EVERYTHING together and made it look so easy! But the rest of us would struggle endlessly! I crazy excited about the red amber and burgundy pearl combo.

  13. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    So easy on the eyes and definitely calming. Just beautiful.

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you all so much. I’m going to wear this one tonight to a Christmas party. It’s the only thing I have with green and red!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Actually if you look at the stacked green stones they kind of have a tree shape so its perfect. You will be a hit!

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