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  • Asia
    Asia on “Inner Fire”:
    “This is simple, LOL, not for me, it looks complicated, love it :D …” read »

  • Asia
    Asia on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Very cool, very you :D …” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Thanks guys! Donnaleigh, for the "structure" I have been using 16 or 18 gauge wire, just…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “No Two Are Alike”:
    “Thanks for all the comments!It doesn't show up in the pic...but they are both a violet…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Briolettes”:
    “Thanks for all the lovely comments! It was just perfect timing that I had both the…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Khristin, you're so funny :) I'm sitting here now with a bunch of misc left-over beads in…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Cross”:
    “I don't have any idea what technique you used to make this. I need to look…” read »

  • dollladysturg aka Pam
    dollladysturg aka Pam on “Inner Fire”:
    “The inner fire is a terrific name for this luminous bracelet! I've tried a few…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Inner Fire”:
    “Lovely! I understand the inner fire! And this bracelet has captured it.…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Crystal, I love your work! I just suffer from a nearly nonexistent attention span! It's funny,…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Cross”:
    “Love the bike!!! Maybe hand strength is my problem. :) You do a great job!!!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Inner Fire”:
    “The orange crystals captured inside the chainmaille depicts the spirit of Inner Fire. Nice interpretation…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Very attractive! In the pictures, the Labradorite is flashing it's iridescence perfectly. The silk…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Cross”:
    “I really like this technique and the step-by-step instructions you gave on your post 'How to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda”:
    “Nancy, this is another Beautie! Great color contrast--each color sings next to the other. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Khristin, I really like the combination of the pearls, labradorite, and copper--they just play so well…” read »

  • dollladysturg aka Pam
    dollladysturg aka Pam on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Lovely design! The silk shows off the copper and labradorite to it's best advantage.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Asia, the composition in this necklace is very impressive--masterfully done! The beads are out-of-this-world gorgeous;…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Briolettes”:
    “This pair is striking! Awesome briolettes--and you have such a knack for finding the most…” read »

  • EPBCornell
    EPBCornell on “Cross”:
    “Is that stamped solder on the copper sheet metal? From design concept to execution, this is…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “No Two Are Alike”:
    “These turned out great! The addition of the silk is perfect. Very impressive pair!…” read »

  • A Rozmin
    A Rozmin on “Sand Flower”:
    “I always know that Monica's pieces will teach me somthing new. This piece is no exception.…” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “Cross”:
    “I have a saw and have not used since the workshop I bought it at. …” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “Copper Enigma”:
    “I like this. Nice feel.…” read »

  • Donnaleigh
    Donnaleigh on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Very cool design-love the intricate wirework with the silk. Lovely, eclectic, bohemian, all my favorites!…” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “I had no idea but right some professions would not be jewelery friendly. Your work…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Hey Monica! I think you and everyone else is right! A trial run is a must!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Cross”:
    “I have those same shears. Asia, for tight corners you need a saw, at least…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Asia, you have inspired me to dig out some of my lapis and give it a…” read »

  • Asia
    Asia on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Becky is right, I work in IR that means scrubs for 10 hrs. a day and…” read »

  • Asia
    Asia on “Cross”:
    “Beautiful, I love your solder work. I need to get a pair of those sheers. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Lovely Lavenders”:
    “I really like the different shades of purple and violet you've paired with the subdued, soft…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Inspired by Sarajo W”:
    “I remember those earrings! This is a lovely rendition of them--simple, but very elegant. …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Seahorse bracelet”:
    “What a thoughtful gift. Your niece will just love the seahorse charm and the fun,…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Sand Flower”:
    “LOVE the name, LOVE the flower clasp, LOVE your ceramic beads, LOVE the versatility! Did…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Cross”:
    “Beautifully done, and the necklace is perfect with it.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Recycled, re-designed”:
    “Monica, incredible work as always! I think I would love to join Becky and come…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Moon child”:
    “Love the balance between the moon and star. The blue wire and beads are perfect…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Wired butterflies”:
    “I really like the different colors of wire you used in this one.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dragonfly fly away”:
    “This is fantastic work! So beautiful--those beaded wings are amazing! You have a very…” read »

For me :)

About this design:

I started with the Green Girl Pewter Safe Angel Pendant. Which I love!

Its been a couple of tumultuous years and now finally I'm in a good place. This is the first piece made for me :)
I used my favorite beads.

And as you can see... I had help.
-^..^- Squirt is my girl and the orange and white kitty I refuse to name cause then it means he belongs to me ;)


Labradorite, Agate, Rock Crystal, Fluorite,

Additional Images:

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Glad you found your place, the necklace is beautiful and full of meaning and your helpers are so adorable :D

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love it Peggy. Your helpers are cute. Look how sad he looks that he.has no name…..awwww. My Mom tried that with these two cats in her yard. They now have names, their own outside food bowl and beds in the garage. They wont come in the house.

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Peggy, I really like this SO much. It’s simple in it’s color scheme, but I like the pops of color. It’s an affirmation necklace. :)

    Squirt is adorable. Glad he has the indoors under control. I think the outdoor kitty should be named Chester. And he already *IS* yours!!!

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    Lovely. Glad you’re through the rough patch!

  5. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful palette!

  6. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Beautiful necklace! Love the kitties and Chester is good name ;) Glad you feel like you find your place. Life has its ups and downs and it’s great when one comes out stronger! Also thinks that the not named cat seems to say (he) found his place and just wants to be loved!

  7. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Lovely design!
    Cute kitties. Chester is a good name. Had an orange tabby named Chester. He was a good cat. Your unnamed kitty looks like my kitty Ollie minus the orange patch on his nose. :)

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    My Mom has an orange named O.J. I had one named Scatman Cat once.

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    I love kitty helpers! This is an interesting mix of stones but it works!

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Peggy, I love this design, as well as the sentiment. I think the little orange kitty has made you his Buddy!

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I love piece, Peggy! Great design with wonderful sentiment for you. Your kitties are adorable!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful design, colors, sentiment, everything. Love the kitties but I agree the orange one is asking you to give him a name as affirmation that he has chosen you. :)

  13. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    This necklace is very interesting and even more so for what it means for you, it feels really good to do something nice for yourself after a rough time, I’m happy too that you are in a better place! :D

  14. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Peggy, this is just beautiful. Likewise, your kitties! I adore the labradorite. If I may ask a question about the other gemstones (and it will probably sound stupid), but, the beautiful orange-y/reddish/peach-y colored stones…what are those? I love the colors you’ve combined, they look so good with the bit of ribbon and the pendant is so nice.
    Regarding the kitties, I know what you mean about naming them…some person dropped off three young kitties (not babies, but ‘teenagers’) at our place about 2 weeks ago. We’re in the process of trying to tame them so as to bring them in to be neutered. Don’t know what we’ll name them, but I understand exactly what you mean…once they get YOU to name them, you’re hooked!

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    So pretty and feminine…love the touch of ribbon!

  16. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, but I am biased to labradorite. The ribbon hanging the pendant is the kicker. Fabulous! Keep it up Girl!

  17. Anna C WonderChick
    Anna C WonderChick says:

    Your first piece for yourself is great! I hope you enjoy it and being in a good place for yourself! I understand that a lot. I bet Squirt has a name for Orange kitty, so you better just give in and name him! Love that they help you…. Take Care

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