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    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
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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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    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”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
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Ocean Currents


About this design:

This piece inspired by the blue agate focal.

Components:

Sterling silver wire, 20 and 18 gauge, charm, bali beads, bead caps. Blue crazy lace agate, Lapis, White Fire Agate, Kyanite, Sodalite, Lapidalite, Aquamarine, Swarovski crystal bicones, and seed beads.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hi, John! Welcome back to the Gallery! This is another gorgeous necklace from you — love that blue agate focal!!! The necklace you’ve designed/created is stunning — I love your wirework, as always! Great colors to go with that amazing blue agate focal! :D

    Did I mention how much I love that blue agate focal? ;-)

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    ooooh! that is so pretty, I’m speechless!

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    Reet says:

    Beautiful necklace!!!! The center piece is amazing .

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Your necklaces are always so interesting & very pretty John! Do they take a long time to make? I love the focal bead too :)

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful necklace, John !:)

  6. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    That focal bead is mesmerizing! So deep a color you could almost sink right into it!!The necklace draws you directly to it.
    cookie

  7. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Such a pretty piece of art, John!! Well done! Actually I have some similar blue agate beads waiting to be paired with some other nice beads, so let’s see where it ends. I guess I have to post it when I’m finished. ;-)

  8. John M
    John M says:

    Thanks, everyone for your kind comments. I do appreciate them, greatly.

    Starsparkle Spiral Chick, yes it did take me a long time to put the necklace together. But, then, I work very slowly.

  9. CC
    CC says:

    John your necklace is absolutely fantastic. I can see the fish jumping out of the water aka blue agate. Love your wire work you are awesome.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    John, this piece is as amazing as all the work you’ve shown us. You have an amazing artistic talent, and I always look forward to your work! Glad tp see you again! :D

  11. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    The necklace is really beautiful! The focal bead is awesome!

  12. Carola
    Carola says:

    Glad to see me of your work. Really like this one, and that blue agate focal stone is beautiful.

  13. Violet
    Violet says:

    Amazing necklace. A true work of art. Beautiful mix of stones, and the wirework is fabulous!!!!!

  14. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    John, it’s so good to see you are back! :D

    That focal stone is mesmerizing! Love your wirework, as always. The length of time you put into your work is worth the delight to the eyes!

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is drop dead gorgeous John! Love it :-)

  16. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    This is an amazing necklace! I love it! Your work is beautiful!

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fantastic work as always, John. The colors in the pendant are perfect with the theme. Welcome back.

  18. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Good to see you here again, John! This is a lovely piece – definitely worth the wait! I think Cookie N said it best – “mesmerizing”! Smooth and cool – with a great variety of interesting beads!

  19. John M
    John M says:

    Again, thanks to all for your kind comments. I developed a design formula to use and it worked out pretty well on this piece.

  20. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Beautiful necklace John, the focal is amazing.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    There’s not much I can add to all the comments other than DITTO! :-)
    And….I love that little dolphin on the pendant!
    Looks like he’s leaping in the ocean! :-D

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I thought the same thing about that cute dolphin, Mary! :D

  23. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Your Back!! Very beautiful piece!

  24. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful. I love your pendant.

  25. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    John this very nice,and love your wire work.

  26. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Beautiful!!! The stones are so lovely, and the wire work is so perfect! Love it! :-)

  27. John M
    John M says:

    Thank you, everyone for your kind comments, Just so you’ll know, I’m working on another blue necklace, but don’t hold your breath. It will take awhile.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Hi, John M! Love your work! I’m putting it into my favs!

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    Marianne O says:

    pretty! very artistic

  30. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    well John…what can I say…FABULICIOUS WOWZA you make incredible feminine designs. Your pieces are true works of art! Love them ALL!

  31. John M
    John M says:

    Again, thanks for all the kind comments. Just a note, incase anyone reads this, new designs are, unfortunately delayed until later on toward the last of September. Supply problems. John

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    John, you Rock! :) your wirework is cool!

  33. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    John, This is very beautiful!

  34. John M
    John M says:

    Thank you, D D Mystic and Mommykat. This piece has been sold! Hooray!

  35. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats on your sale of this beauty, John!!! :D

  36. John M
    John M says:

    Thanks, Lynn.

  37. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    John, hi! I knew this piece wouldn’t last long … it’s a beauty!! SLS

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