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  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • 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 »

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

  • Little Round Chick
    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 »

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

  • Little Round Chick
    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 »

  • Little Round Chick
    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 »

  • Mahala RockChick
    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 »

  • Harmony on Strings
    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 »

# 7


About this design:

I distinctly remember saying #5 and #6 were going to be my last asymmetrical necklaces.

Weeeell there were beautiful green emeralds (not gem quality), a nice copper wire section and about 24 inches of LB antiqued copper chain. They looked so right together I had to make a necklace with them.

Since I didn't have any small emerald beads I had to look through the stash for some that were the right color. Problem solved using some of the African jade pebbles that were almost almost identical in color. Emeralds and jade. Who could ask for anything more?

I'm not completely sold on the pendant so I'll just watch it for a while and see if any of the components look to out of place.

Components:

copper wire, chain, clasp, 4mm beads, daisy spacers and jump rings, emerald beads, African jade, luster finished Czech glass in three sizes, square copper bead frame, a small piece of copper sheet and one little carnelian pebble.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I love it! Those dangels are perfect and the wirework exellent as always :D

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Frida. I think I need all of the encouragement I can get to save this bracelet from being disassembled. :D

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Oooops wrong piece of jewelry. Guess I’m fixated on the bracelet because I’m not too sure if I like it.

    Let’s try again….Thanks Frida. I glad you like the necklace. :D

  4. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    ooooh don’t do that!

    I know how it’s. Me myself disassembling old stuff right now ;) But don’t do it with this!

  5. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I was thinking and reading, this is a necklace :D

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think the pendant works fine. It ties together both sides of the necklace. Nice sense of movement throughout. Good job!

  7. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Bold and Beautiful. Love the dangles too!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Right away I knew it was your work, I like how it looks and please make some more they are beautiful :D

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    The emeralds and jade color looks fantastic in your copper work. Love it!

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    #1: I don’t know why you are “retiring” this style when it is SO pretty! And each piece is so different. You may not see “difference” but I do. Each piece is unique with it’s own personality.

    #2: This might be my FAVE of all of them. The green and copper are awesome. Emerald is THE color this year. (And it’s my birthstone.)

    #3: The pendant cluster is adorable! Don’t touch it!

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Awsome!

  12. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Great work!! :) Very pretty :) )

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You all are the greatest cheerleaders ever! :D

    Thanks for the comments and compliments.

  14. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I am a fan of anyone who thinks outside the box—even though I tend to be symmetrical myself most of the time! LOL I love the design, materials and colors. I think you rocked it!

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I agree with everyone. This is fabulous!! Colors, wirework, balance, everything. Do not take it apart! :)

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    RowdyGirl, I not only think outside the box I live there much of the time. It’s a great place! :D

    You are all so encouraging maybe I’ll shoot for #8 or #9. I love working with informal balance and have for many years. When I was still teaching art in the public school I did quite a bit of work with the kid using both formal and informal balance.

    Thought for the day: Old artists never die they just loose their perspective. :D

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Nancy I’m not sure why you would want to retire a design that you excell at. This one is really unique…your pendant is very very cool. If you hadn’t told me the green stones were 2 different things I would have never kmown.

  18. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Amazingly beautiful necklace. I love assymetrical. You keep right on making those. Its gorgeous.

  19. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I’m glad you didn’t stop. This one is VERY attractive!

  20. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    I think these necklaces are fabulous, especially this one! I would wear everyday. Hopefully I will get to do wirework this year and you give me a lot to aspire to, especially these necklaces! Love the pendant also.

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