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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 »

  • Moogie
    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”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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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 »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC so sorry to hear about your father. I know how hard it is as…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Beautiful, evocative, magical! Love the " shore mist" colors.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

  • GemstoneChick aka Lauren
    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Aww, thank you! Medieval Momma, they are on my etsy shop and I hope to upload…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Felted Beads!”:
    “So cool! Are these in your Etsy shop?…” read »

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About this design:

Chickies, all your well wishes paid off. I had my first sale! Woo Hoo! Here is a photo of the necklace that sold. Thanks again for all the love and the positive vibes! :)

Components:

ceramic pendant, lampwork mushroom, ceramic rounds, ceramic acorns, Czech glass flowers, Unicorne teardrops, jade donuts, copper shells, Vintaj chain, copper chain, etc . . .

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    YES!!! My favorite necklace sold first!!! Whoo Hoo! Wait….darn…now its gone. Seriously though all your pieces are beautiful but this one…

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    YES!!! My favorite necklace sold first!!! Whoo Hoo! Wait….darn…now its gone. Seriously though all your pieces are beautiful but this one…love it.

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Sorry about double comment. I apparently hit submit button while I.was.typing in.last two words. Tiny phone keyboard….arrgh.

  4. T Paul
    T Paul says:

    Very pretty, and congratulations :) :)

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I loved it when I first saw it on your site, Martha! Congrats on the sale of this beautiful piece! And many more slaes to come, I’m sure!!

  6. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    What a fabulous necklace it was, or still is to someone!! This would have been my pick.

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m impressed on many levels. First, congrats on your sale. It’s a big step to market your designs; I was talking about something similar with my husband last night. Second, you used the elements in ways I hadn’t thought about, so thanks for the heads-up. Finally, love the colors and overall design. I’m a fan!

  8. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    This is one of those pieces that would be difficult to sell cause you have to love it!! It’s spectacular! Lovely job, Martha!! Congrats on your sale!!!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Congrats! I’m sure this is the first of many sales. Your designs are wonderful!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ditto all the comments! This was my favorite too! :-D
    Congrats Martha!! I know you’ll be a successful seller on etsy!

  11. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Excellent design, congrats on the sale! Esty, eh? Haven’t tried myself. Good for you and I wish you continued success!

  12. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    That mushroom is too cute! Congrats!

  13. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Well done, its a beautiful design :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Fabulous piece, and congrats on the sale! I love the components, color choice and design.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    No small wonder that one sold! It is fabulous! You go girl!!!

  16. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    What wonderful news! Congratulations. Someone’s going to be getting LOTS of compliments on her new necklace…

  17. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Gorgeous design, Martha! Congrats on what is sure to be the first of many sales. :)

  18. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Congrats to you Martha!!! I hope you will sell many more, and this one is a beauty. :)

  19. Frida
    Frida says:

    Gorgeous! How did you do those flower clusters btw the beads? Congrats on sale :D

  20. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I can see why this one sold first, it would be my first choice! Congrats on your sale!

  21. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Awesome Martha! Congrats! But no surprise. Your pieces are SO pretty! Continued success on your etsy! :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congratulations to you my friend. Hope you have many more sale and congrats on your esty site great pieces there too.

  23. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you, Chickies! I appreciate your lovely remarks! :D

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