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Ocean Moonbeams


About this design:

This piece is a braided statement necklace, perfect for evening or resorts. The woman who wears this necklace is confident, fashion forward and embraces her individuality. I was inspired by many moonlit nights by the ocean both in my world travels and my childhood. The black luster Czech beads remind me of the deep black ocean waters at night and the silver beads are like strands of silver waves lit by the moonlight.

Components:

Black luster Czech beads, sizes 8mm, 10mm, 12mm 2 x 15 inch strands of 3mm sterling silver round beads Sterling silver starfish pendant 50mm Sterling silver hinged pendant enhancer-approx 23mm 2 x pewter Dorabeth flat end cones-large-approx 35mm x 18mm Sterling silver toggle clasp-approx 35mm Sterling silver jump rings, crimp tubes 2 x 2mm, crimp covers & chain Black Onyx beads 4 or 5mm-15 inch strand

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  1. Copenhagen Statement
    Copenhagen Statement says:

    I really like the necklace.

    I like the overall colors, the beads in AB colors and I like the way it is braided.

    I also like the way wou have ended to bracelet with those silver square…what are they called…findings?

    However, I think the necklace would look better without the star. I dont think it looks naturally incorporated into the necklace.

  2. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks “Copenhagen Statement”. The great thing about this necklace is that the Starfish is removable:) The endings are made from pewter by an artist, company name is Dorabeth. They have a nice heavy, but, not too heavy weight to them. They are called end cones or some people call them strand reducers or findings. Lots of different names I think. Anyway, glad you like it, thanks again!

  3. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    One more thing, the beads are actually black with an AB luster sheen to them. You have to be careful when wearing these, do not put perfume, body lotion or sunscreen/sun block on the skin where the necklace will be lying. Those products will eat away the coating of AB.

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    L Pekuri says:

    Cool,dark, and mysterious . The braiding looks complex. Quite fascinating.

  5. perlym
    perlym says:

    I like the star(fish) but I would rather think of it as a star—-fits the explanation of the necklace. As I just returned from a cruise, you
    paint a perfect picture.

  6. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks perlym. It could be seen as a “Star”. Hope you had a fabulous time in your cruise:)

  7. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks L. Pekuri. The braiding was soooooo difficult to accomplish due to the different sizes and types of beads. I can promise you that I rebranded it and restrung it many times before getting it perfect (for me).

  8. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Love it. Do you just string the beads and then braid the strands?

  9. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks DayLilly aka Del. yes, the beads were strung and then braided.

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    STRIKING! I especially like the strand of tiny silver beads woven throughout, they highlight and offer contrast to the dark beads. I saw this as a star in the night sky!

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    An outstanding piece!

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    A big, beautiful statement, indeed! All your effort to get this just right turned into something wonderful.

  13. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks Gail Layne, appreciate your kind comments.

  14. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks KatsAllThat, appreciate your kind comments.

  15. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thank you Fresh Baked, gosh, everyone’s comments are making my head swell! LOL!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love the design and the colors!! I did not know that about AB beads. Thank you for the tip :)

  17. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks Beadzilla aka Wanda:). It is usually the AB coated glass beads it happens to and I have also found that happens with the tiny colored glass beads, in metallic colors as well.

  18. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Gorgeous design and elements! That focal is just BEAUTIFUL! :)

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Excellent results for all of your hard work. Too big for me but I love it anyway! :)

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    What a statement indeed :D

  21. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks everyone, you are all too kind!

  22. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Ditto!

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