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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
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    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
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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 “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”:
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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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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” 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?”:
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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 “Fall Tones”:
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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 “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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    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

Rocky Road


About this design:

All the gorgeous autumn hued jewelry being posted lately on LB really put me in the mood to create this necklace today. Love the smooth shiny Ocean Jasper nuggets with the copper chain. Simple design, but I'm sure I'll be wearing this a lot this fall!

Components:

Ocean Jasper, copper chain, beads, and findings

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Love this….so simple yet beautiful for fall! :)

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    OMGolly!!! This is SO cool. Simple but so pretty. Love the tiny bird and leaf. :)

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It looks like stones you have gathered on your walks. So matural. The leaf connector and the bird clasp are a great touch.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Yes this does look good enough to eat :) Love how you connected the stones on both sides, and the triple strand chain is fabulous! Beautiful Lynda!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Obviously I meant “natural”….tiny keyboard.

  6. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Are those top-drilled nuggets? I love them! Perfect design for crisp fall days!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gee..this is sooo unique,I don’t know what to say. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piece like it. It’s gorgeous!! Can I ask what sort of wire you used to string the beads?

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Perfect autumn piece!

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love it!

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful! Absolutely love those stones! You could wear this everyday.

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    P. S. How did you get the stones to stay UP?

  12. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    What a fantastic piece! I love the triple copper chain, and the jasper is lovely. Perfect combination!

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for your positive responses to this necklace! Appreciate the feedback.
    As to the questions:
    1. Yes, the beads are top drilled, at some very odd angles. I saw two choices: briolette wraps or stringing on beading wire.
    2. I used a Beadalon gold wire in a .018 thickness because of the weight of the stones.
    3. The up-down stone design is what I had in my head. Happily, when I pulled the beading wire to tighten up the last crimp tube, the stones did this on their own with a little encouragement from me. When worn, they do lay nicely this way too. I think it was all about getting the tension just right in the stringing.

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous!!!!!! Perfect way to use those stones!

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    This is right up my alley. I could swear you made it just for me. ;) j/k.

    Love the earthy beads in yummy fall colors.

  16. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    I love everything about this design. It’s a beautifully simple wear with anything necklace.

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    JC Hamm says:

    This is such a awesome design,the stones remind me of stones from the ocean, that I’m always filling my pockets with!! :)

  18. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    The triple chain is perfect with this design and those stones are gorgeous, I love all their colors. You could war this with just about anything, Love it!

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ocean jasper is truly a unique stone. I love the design and the way you used the color. Very earthy. :D

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Simple and perfect, love it :D

  21. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Everything about this is just gorgeous – - love the asymmetrical copper beads !

  22. Blackcat Designs
    Blackcat Designs says:

    Clean and simple but so stunning.

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