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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Festive”:
    “Love the bright colors! A party for your wrist!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “River Stones”:
    “Gorgeous! The colors are so serene and restful.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Thanks guys! Becky, I'm with you! More IS more, lol!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thanks for the step by step! The photos really help, I was definitely trying to put…” read »

  • 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 »

House by the Shore


About this design:

Cool, northern waters and shorebirds--lake or ocean? Take your pick.

Components:

Earthenwood Studio Homestead pendant;wild horse picture jasper; abalone; shells; Czech drops and chandeliers; freshwater pearls; antique brass bird chain; Vintaj love knot toggle; ceramic rounds; seed beads

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Jbeadz
    Jbeadz says:

    I love the look! It’s so different!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this, it almost looks like you are telling a story with the necklace :D

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Very nice! I agree w/ Asia, looks like there is a story…. sunbleached wood, late summer/early fall colors, a string of birds across the sky…. (like that bird chain!).

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    Asia, that’s what I was thinking. Near the clasp (the sky) the colors are blue-grays. Then it warms up (sunlight) and cools down with browns and greens by the focal (earth).

  5. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Oh, this is great fun!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love that this necklace tell a story! Wonderful piece of jewelry.

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Laud…. this is so awesome…. I want this necklace. Is it for sale or are you making it for yourself or for someone else as a gift????

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Laud! You’ve outdone yourself ;)

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    DbnRose says:

    I love this . It is breathtaking, Exquisite a dream come true. Wow…….

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you all so much! In the midst of the egg hunt, I know everyone’s distracted, so I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

    I spent many years along Lake Huron. The pendant reminded me of the old, weathered house where I stayed. Last fall, I took a trip to New England, which started me thinking of the north Atlantic shore. Still, I didn’t have exactly what I wanted for the necklace until I found the ceramic beads last weekend.

    Granny, I’ll send you a message.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I was going to say you can send it straight to me but Granny got to you first! :) Brilliant design!!

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    ME third!!! This is one of your best! I also see the “story” in the beads. That’s what speaks to me.
    I keep admiring the homestead pendant but am clueless about what to do with it. You have totally found the right place for this piece. :)

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Aargh! I literally can’t make any more of these! LB sold out on the pendant….

    Am I disappointed? You bet.

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    You can always take up ceramics and make your own focals… they’ll be dynamite!

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Y’know, I was thinking about that. I always thought of ceramics as figurines or housewares, which weren’t my goals, but making jewelry pieces could be fun. Hmmm…

  16. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Beautiful, the bird ads movement to piece!!!

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