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Slate Serendipity


About this design:

It was such a pleasant discovery to find that the slate shell pearls went perfectly with the grey/blue layers in some of the silver creek jasper...

Also: I took the kittens 2 at a time for their first exploration outside of the nest box this afternoon.

Components:

30mm Silver Creek Jasper, 4, 6, 8mm slate shell pearls, rootbeer & matte copper 11/0 seedbeads, copper beadcaps, spacers, earwires, wire.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great necklace, Eeka, and those kitties are too cute for words ! Thanks for sharing the photo – - -

  2. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love the necklace and the kitties!

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    First, the necklace is simply wonderful!

    Second, I love kittens! :D

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very nice surprise on the match and nice job on the necklace.
    The kitties are adorable!!!

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Thanks! I do a lot of these fairly simple necklaces w/ interesting stones.

    SHAMELESS PLUG: If you are close enough, go see my friend Ned Massey’s offBroadway play in NYC “Four Messages”. It runs thru May 4, tickets are ~$19. Google for more info….

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Such a pretty focal stone and the soft blue pearls are great!
    Hurray for the kittens’ first adventure. TOO CUTE!

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Great necklace! I wish I had the patience to string all those seed beads…Kitties are adorable!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    OMG they are so cute, loving the necklace too :D

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    Great focal, and the delicate beads set it off nicely. How did the kittens react to the outside world?

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow,Eeka..you did a nice job complimenting the bands in the focal. I agree with Elis Mom,re:the seed beads. You must have the patience of a saint!
    The kitties look like they’re getting ready to explore and invade. Good luck with your furniture.LOL ;)

  11. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Thanks for the positive comments!

    Honestly, the seed beads aren’t that gruesome to work with… only 17 (or 19 or 21) at a time until you get to the long stretch that goes around the neck…

    Kittens had different reactions. some kept busy crawling and sniffing, others cried for mom. Now that they’ve had a taste of what lies outside the box, some want back out, scratch the walls. One almost managed to pull herself up and over by using mom’s head as a step!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love those kitties! and the design is very nice, too!! :)

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    Great designs and kitties is adorable <3 :D

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