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  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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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 »

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

  • dolllady aka Pam
    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 »

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

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

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    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 »

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

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    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 »

Smoky Quartz gets in your Eyes


About this design:

I forget to post one! We made 5 necklaces, this is the last one :-)

Components:

Smoky Quartz, copper spacers, rope



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    wait…..wait….I fell….out of ….my chair …again…..only one word for this design… FABULICIOUS!

  2. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    I really like this, FGC! The Smoky Quartz is gorgeous!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Poor Sandra — she’s going to be covered in bruises if you don’t stop posting these fabulous necklaces!!! ;-)

    This is so beautiful, FaeryGoth Chick! I love your design and the gems are perfect! :D

  4. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thanks lovely ladies! I am so sorry Sali Jo… hope you didn’t hurt yourself :-) I promise, that was the last one!

  5. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Care should be taken…the smoke may charm you to the place of the wolves before the fairies can warn you!!(sorry couldn’t resist!) All treasures FGC!!!
    cookie

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I love all the pieces you’ve shown us.
    But OOOOOOOO! This is my most favorite of them all!!!

  7. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Good you didn’t forget it totally, cause this is soooo nice!!! Take care, Sali Jo! Maybe you should lay down on the coach instead? ;-)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Beautiful composition!

  9. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is very beautiful FGC. I love it!

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    K H says:

    The copper and smoky quartz look so good together! Another combination to put on my ever-growing to-do list! :)

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    K H says:

    I like all 5 of the necklaces, but this is my favorite of the lot :)

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Dank u wel! Time to use a bit of Dutch here :-D

  13. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    OMG – so simple, and absolutely stunning! I’m with K H – I love all 5 of your necklaces, but this one is at the top of the list! Great job, FaeryGothChick! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Beautiful Sarah, I didn’t realize how great Smoky Quartz looks with copper (time to dig out my Smoky Quartz rondels I think!) ;)

  15. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Love it—right to my favs!!! Great stones and design, and really like the way you constructed it. :-)

  16. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thanks chickies!

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    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    This one is awesome, Sarah!! I love the rope combined with the smokey quartz and copper. Very unique! :D

  18. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thank you Vee, I have my friend to thank for that suggestion :-)

  19. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so cool,it’s so elegant,then it’s casual.

  20. Steph
    Steph says:

    I like it!!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    wow! very cool! luv it!

  22. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thanks Lynn, Steph and D D Mystic Chick!

  23. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    I love the idea of the smoky quartz with the rope too! I never thought to put copper with the smoky either – great idea and looks so cool! 8)

  24. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thanks Cathy!

  25. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I have no idea how I missed this…it’s a beauty!! Into my favs!! :-D

  26. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thanks a lot Elaine! How have you been lately?

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I do not know how I missed this either Sarah this is gorgeous to the fullest extent. Love it.

  28. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    thanks Faith!

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    Lee D says:

    I would have missed this if it hadn’t been for Faith’s recent post. This is beautiful Sarah! So simple yet so elegant. It is going into my favs.

  30. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Love this piece!

  31. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thank you Lee and Susan :-)

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