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  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • 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 »

African Earth


About this design:

Beyond pearl knotting again. I don't think this is finished, but can't think how else to embellish it.

Components:

Silk cord, fiber chain, copper chain, some sort of stone barrel, African glass beads, millifiori beads, copper daisy spacers.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Susie, this is fabulous! I wouldn’t change a thing! Wonderful mix of colors, shapes, & textures! Hugs to you & tummy rubs for Eli & Dixie! :D

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Beautiful and unique. Don’t change anything!!
    I’m loving those African glass beads.

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Susan
    Do not do anything.It is great as is!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I don’t think you need to do anything else to it Susie. Its a great necklace jist like it is.

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    I don’t think you should change anything, the colors are beautiful, the textures are great, the whole design keeps yours eye moving from one element to the other :D

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very freakin’ cool!! Ditto what Asia said. If I were talking to someone who was wearing this, I would not be able to keep my eyes on their face!! I’d be staring at their…..necklace!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Yep, this is such a cool piece! I love it! The design, the colors, everything!! My only question is, does this piece have a clasp? Are you using it as a lariat? How does it stay on? Just by wrapping? Was this your concern? Hope you don’t mind my questions..

  8. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Gorgeous, edgy, spectacular!!! Loving this, Susie. Needs nothing else. I want THAT! :-)

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I agree with the other comments, that this necklace has a great balance of color, texture, design, as is. That said, the designer always has the last call…

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    JC Hamm says:

    Leave it be ,its a great designI love it the way it is. Perfect..:)

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Ladies, for sll the comments!

    Maria, this is a lariat and has no clasp. It stays in place simply by tying the first half of a square knot.

  12. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I love it I would wear it, my style :D Great design!!

  13. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks, Susie, for the clarification! It’s a beautiful piece!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely !

  15. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    This is GREAT! The simplicity of the loop and let it freefall is so appealing. I agree with everyone that there is SO much detail and texture and interest that it doesn’t need anything else.

  16. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks!

    You can wrap it one more time and wear as a choker if desired.

    Thed lady who showed me how to make these adds lots of dangly things to hers, and they tend to be “busy”, but they look fabulous! She is very talented and has a great eye for color and texture…I have learned much from her, but am still trying to develop my own aesthetic…

  17. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    This is gorgeous! Don’t change a thing:)

  18. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Perfect. Love the length and color choices!

  19. Texas Gal
    Texas Gal says:

    Chains are not my strong suit, but you do them well. Great job. No changes needed.

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