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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
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Amber Waves


About this design:

The focal piece is a "hunk" of Dominican amber I searched for during my trip to the Dominican Republic last Christmas. I've been working on this one since summer and am finally pleased with the results. I credit one of Ivy's fresh picks from a while back for the idea of using the antique soocho with the amber.
Can't decide if I want to keep it or sell it.

Components:

Dominican amber pendant and round beads, Antique Soocho Jade, Silver. pewter, seed beads, Bali...

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is so beautiful – the jade compliments the amber perfectly! I hate the dilemna of “to sell or not to sell”.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you, Leigh!

    It really is a dilemna with this one. It’s not like I can replace that piece of amber and duplicate the piece.

    I wore it yesterday and my friends laughed when I told them I made the earrings at 5:30 am.

  3. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow, what a stunning design! I know that dilemma too!!

  4. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    That would be the deciding factor for me – not that I try to recreate my designs – but when I know the likelihood of finding another gorgeous piece of amber like that is slim – I would end up keeping it.

  5. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    only one word…..FABULICIOUS! What a stunning design!

  6. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Oooooo, what a choice, keep or sell….hard one. It sure is a lovely piece of amber and amber is getting more rare. Oh gosh! I would keep it.
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  7. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Gorgeous for fall!!!

  8. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I think I would keep it too!!! So lovely! :D

  9. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Just stunning!!!!! Love the way you’ve mixed metals so effectively! Gorgeous focal!

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    Brenda H says:

    Gorgeous! I’m with the ladies… I’d KEEP it.

  11. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Love the colors, love the amber pendant, love the design! I’m with the girls above – I would definitely keep this because finding such a nice hunk of amber again could be a challenge – and you’ll kick yourself the next morning after you sell it!

  12. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Gorgeous!!

  13. Carola
    Carola says:

    I think I’d keep it.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    ok, ok – I’ll keep it!
    you’re all right – that amber piece is irreplaceable. And it would cost a fortune here in the US. I bartered for a really good price in DR. don’t know well I’ll get back now that we have college expenses.

  15. CAS
    CAS says:

    Undeniablely one of the loveliest pieces I’ve ever seen. This is most definately a piece to keep, and pass on as a family heirloom. Hugs!

  16. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    A keeper!!! Love, love , love the amber!!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Very rich colors….I’m so glad you are going to keep it! Ditto to everything everyone above said…not only do I love the amber pendant and the antique soocho jade, but I love the metals you used. I would expect to find this in a high end NYC boutique for sure!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    ooo, very nice Gem Chick! since the amber came from your trip to DR I would think you’d keep this necklace for sentimental value, plus the fact that it’s so pretty!

  19. CC
    CC says:

    This is a beautiful design! Totally agree with the rest of the crew, Keep it! ;)

  20. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I think you should keep it. Not only are your pieces beautiful, but that amber would always remind you of your trip. You will probably never be able to find a piece like it.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    WOW WOW WOW!!!
    KEEP IT! KEEP IT!

    Keeps the rest of us from being tempted! ;-)

  22. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow. Absolutely gorgeous, Jeanne. Definitely a keeper ;)

  23. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is it! Drop dead gorgeous, you are so talented!

  24. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    This is fabulous, if I could buy it I would say sell it :) , but if I were you I’d keep it for sure. I luv amber!! Luv the double strand too and the jade and the earrings, again very nice!!

  25. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Ditto to Johanne……double strand sends this over the top and adds to the substance of that gorgeous amber. Soocho is a grand one to use with the amber. It has similar glow.
    Some real stunners here of late, Jeanne.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you all! This is one of those pieces that sat around, in progress, for a while. I’d pick it up, play with the length, add something, take something… I even brought it with me to the local shop to look for another bail and she convinced me to keep the leaf and I walked out empty handed (that day – LOL)

    Such a great feeling when it was finished – and fun to wear!

  27. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, I’m so happy you are keeping this stunning necklace (since you’re not selling it to me — LOL)! You’ve done a fabulous job with the design, the colors, and the leaf bail is terrific! So glad you didn’t change that! I love the double-strand design — it really adds substance to balance out that gorgeous hunk of amber. :D

    BTW, only fellow beaders understand the creating of earrings at 5:30 AM to wear that same day. We would just smile knowingly and nod our heads in agreement. ROTFLOL ;)

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