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Peas and carrots


About this design:

ALL Limabeads
This necklace is just a smidge under 18 inches. It has three strands, a large variety of gemstones, and an adorable pea pod, pewter pendant. The peas in the pod have tiny smiling faces. :)
The gemstones include apple green turquoise, silver toned pyrite, green freshwater pearls, serpentine, red adventurine, yellow jasper, madagascar carnelian, and sterling silver findings.

Components:

apple_green_turquoise, silver_toned_pyrite, freshwater_pearls, serpentine, red_adventurine, yellow_jasper, madagascar_carnelian, sterling_silver_findings, pewter

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  1. Evelyn p
    Evelyn p says:

    Awww I want one! I love it!

  2. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    This is cute!!

  3. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Thanks!

  4. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    This is adorable! I have one of those peapods–the cutest thing ever! I really like the mix of beads you put with it :)

  5. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    By the way–the photography for your designs is amazing!

  6. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Really CUTE!!! Great idea!!

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Such a cute idea, and great colors together.

  8. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    What an amazing combination…such a cool name for it too!! :-D

  9. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Utterly adorable, Tab! And healthy too!!!

  10. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Healthy indeed! haha
    Thanks everyone. :)

  11. Suleika Alejandra
    Suleika Alejandra says:

    Haven’t had a chance to see all the designs put up, but I remember this one from before…..I love peas and carrots as veggies and this design is super! Yes super not supper! Btw Tabs enjoy all the pieces you have put up thus far especially your beautiful and colorful hand made beads. Do you have a site for your jewelry?

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Really fun & creative, I love it!

  13. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Thank you all! And Suleika, I sell my work on Etsy. My site address is http://tabmade.etsy.com :)

  14. moarkgal
    moarkgal says:

    Love the colors you used – very appropro for your title! And definitely my colors!

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wonderful color combo and great GGP pea pod piece! Terrific name for this! :D

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    Lora F says:

    That is absolutely adorable!!

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