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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    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 »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
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    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
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Makeover


About this design:

I love any kind of makeovers. This is one of them. I had just one earring made of antique gold.(very big earring) And I turned that earring into antique gold necklace.

Components:

Antique gold beads, glass beads.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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    K H says:

    This is simply beautiful – the antique gold piece looks just like it was designed for the necklace!! :)

  2. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I love this! It’s so beautifully vintage!

  3. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Love how you recycled your earring. The gold and green combo looks really nice!

  4. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Repurposing is good for the soul and the planet and us! The necklace worked up beautifully. A fave without a doubt!
    cookie

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wow — that is one big earring! LOL Good thing you lost one of them, because this one was definitely born to be a pendant! What a fabulous necklace you’ve created with it! Love the colors and your design, Reet! :D

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Stunning! That earring is a perfect pendant, and the other components really set it off to advantage! Reuse, recycle, repurpose = beautiful! :D

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    Reet says:

    Thank you again for all good comments.

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooooo … wow! Simply stunning remake! Glorious recycling piece! :D

  9. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    Way cool.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    What a great idea & a fantastic result, the green beads go so well with the gold :D

  11. Violet
    Violet says:

    Wow… a great makeover!!!!!! Love the antique look alot!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Wow that was some earring! Talk about door knockers!! ;-)
    It looks MUCH better as a pendant!! Very clever of you and you did a fantastic job with the whole necklace!! :-D

  13. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    This is gorgeous. FAV :D

  14. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    I love the green! This piece is absolutely fab!

  15. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is pretty cool,great job on the makeover. :)

  16. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Makeovers are a fun challenge. I love that you took something you really liked and made it into a fresh new piece! :-)

  17. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Too cool! and what a great idea!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    So cool!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is beautiful Reet. That is a good idea. I may scour antique stores etc. for one piece to design with.

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