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Stepping Out...


About this design:

...of my comfort zone. I finally opened my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ladylaud), thanks to the encouragement of the wonderful people here at LB. BUT I feel like a babe in the woods--could really use some helpful advice!

This piece? I never tried ball chain before, but think it's quite pretty when wrapped around ribbon. I couldn't be more pleased with the Proud as a Peacock ribbon I found here; it has the perfect colors for the LB stones.

Components:

Silk ribbon, ball chain, rhodium and silver-plated links, purple impression jasper, turquoise fire agate, denim lapis

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Awesome texture! I never thought of using ball chain like that- so innovative! The colors look lovely together.

  2. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    I checked out your Etsy shop! Wonderful! Very professional. The necklace is beautiful too!

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful colors, and the ball chain is perfect!

  4. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Very pretty! I love the pieces on your Etsy, especially Regal Treasure.

  5. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    Love these colors together! Very unusual design. Congratulations on your etsy shop. I’ve had two shops there since 2012 and just opened another one last August. They’re all jewelry shops but because I think I’m schizophrenic I like so many different designs! I had to have several shops to explore all the different designs I wanted to make. Feel free to convo me anytime if you have questions.

  6. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love the combinations and the colors. Best of luck to you – I am sure you will be very successful.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Congrats Laud, Julie gave me heads up on your shop, visited and loving it. I really like the chain, different :D

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Who looks good! You *could* ask more for some of your pieces…

  9. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Darn autocorrect! SHOP looks good!

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Awesome colors, Laud! Love the ball chain wrapped around the ribbon, gives it a different look. Congrats on your shop, about time! :-)

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful necklace design! I love how you intertwined the ball chain with the ribbon, so creative. Congrats on your shop!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, everyone! I’m so grateful for your encouragement.

  13. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Unique, beautiful and well done!

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love how you combined the chain and ribbon, and the colors are gorgeous! Congrats on your store, Laud! I tried to buy something, but sad to say I’m from Canada.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I love this, Laud!! I agree with Eeka. Please don’t sell yourself short. Your pieces are gorgeous!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Bold piece with beautiful colors! And good luck with your shop!

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