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Seashore on a Cloudy Day


About this design:

I see a lot of organic possibilities in the polished Variscite and this is what it said to me yesterday. :) This is 22 inches long.

Components:

Chinese Variscite, LB, Turitella agates, LB, FW pearls, Vintaj brass pieces, LB, tiny piece of antique silver shell chain, LB, antique silver pewter seahorses, toggle, jumprings, and rondelles, silver seed beads, antique silver cut chain, 2 round lodolite stones, loaded with cement colored "moss", and some satin black diamond swarovski crystals.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Wow, that’s gorgeous! I love the colors. =^___^=

  2. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What an intriguing design – - love all the texture and movement !

  3. Frida
    Frida says:

    Awesome :D Love the addition of chain! The piece gives me the feeling of finding pirate treassures in the ocean. The variscite looks beautiful, haven’t bought any of that.

  4. ginAveri aka Dee
    ginAveri aka Dee says:

    Beautiful neklace. I love all the different componenets. Everything goes so well together. Great job.

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow Becky….gorgeous!!! I had to look for variscite on here so I knew which one it was. Definitely pirate treasure.

  6. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    WOW-ZA! Loving this design! I agree – has a pirate treasure feel, but it ROCKS! Great design, Becky!!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Ditto to all the above! This is one fabulous piece, Becky! Love the design!

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You guys are the best!! :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Gorgeous!!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is totally awesome Becky! I can smell the saltwater! Everything goes so well together and it just makes me want to keep looking at it–its so visually appealing. Great job!

  11. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love this design, Becky!!! The combination of brass and silver is very striking. I love the look of mixed metals, but can’t seem to design with them. This piece looks like it should be draped around the neck of a beautiful mermaid. :D

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks so much! :)

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky, this is gorgeous! Perfectly beachy and wonderful. Love the variscite! Need some!

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    JC Hamm says:

    Such a beautiful piece,I love the combo of all the elements.They all fit together perfectly.I would love to wear this……..alot!!!
    :)

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    DbnRose says:

    This is really beautiful

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    N radon says:

    This is just beautiful. It is the epitome of the oceanside. The chain bits look like the surf breaking up and sending spray cascading.. OK so my poetic speech is not descriptive enough but this necklace simply beautiful!

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky, I LOVE this :D

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks so much!! :)

  19. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Great necklace design, Becky! Love the way you use chain details to add the charm elements. Works beautifully!

  20. Laud
    Laud says:

    I saw this and thought, “That’s Becky.” You have style, girl. Love it!

  21. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Love it!

  22. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    :)

  23. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOWZERS! Fantastic design, great use of all of the elements! Totally Terrific! :D

  24. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    You made magic again! So pretty. The chain adds movement. The colors are perfect. The seahorses and starfish tell me that you miss Florida! ;)

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    M Wilson-Keech says:

    I love that necklace Seashore On A Cloudy Day. The design is awesome and I would Love it if you could design one for me just like the one shown or close to it. Let me know what you charge. Get back to me .
    Marywilson1020@gmail.com

  26. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I am speechless at the outpouring from you all and very humbled because I know how well all of you design! Thanks so so much! And yes, I miss the beach. :)

  27. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    You need to move to Florida!

  28. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    So gorgeous!

  29. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Becky, I’m not sure what is left to say….so I’ll say I love this!!! What a gorgeous design & colors! Your metal choices are perfect with these gems! :D

  30. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Becky, your necklace caught my attention while passing quickly through the gallery! Absolutely gorgeous!

  31. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thank you Susie, Lynn, Nonnie, and Betty!

  32. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Wow! How did I miss this before??? Love it!

  33. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow – almost too beautiful to wear – should be framed. Its a beautiful piece of art.

  34. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    This is a beautiful necklace, I love the colours of the sea (as I am a Pisces !), I would love to wear this !

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