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Dancing In The Dark


About this design:

I found these great dark shimmery MOP sticks and knew I wanted to use them with the dark peacock dancing pearls. I have not decided for sure whether to keep it or sell it. I love the play of irridescent purples and blues across the deep gray tones.

Components:

MOP sticks, top-drilled dark peacock oval pearls, czech AB crystal beads, silver plated toggle with swarovski crystals, silver plated crimps, and (.015) 49 strand beading wire.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    So pretty, Harriet! I love the way it shimmers!
    I certainly understand your dilema!

  2. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you, Jeanne. :D
    It’s always a decision whether to keep a favorite creation …or sell it so we can buy more beads! LOL

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    K H says:

    This reminds me of a piece I made a few months back. It goes with so many things. I hope you enjoy this necklace as much as I have enjoyed mine. :)

  4. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks, KH. I made this one a while back, for our show.

    Soooo, did you decide to keep yours? ;)

  5. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Harriet, I love this – very Island tribal effect. The colors are wonderful! I think you should keep it… :D

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    K H says:

    So far it has stayed in my possession – but Mom has not see it in person and she does a lot of her gift shopping from my stash.

    I have not done a show yet – heretofore it has mainly been therapy to recovery from my day job – I make pieces for myself and as gifts for family and friends. I occasionally do a commissioned piece and sometimes I sell something “from the neck and the ears”.

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

    Thanks, Sue. I really like this one. ;)

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    Brenda H says:

    Very pretty Harriet, I’m with Chickie Sue – I’d keep it!

  9. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    KH, I think it is cool that your mom likes to “shop” from your stash. ;)

  10. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you, Brenda.
    Did you order some of the great beads from your POD??

  11. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    KH, I looked back and found 2 designs you did with real stick pearls. Were those the ones you meant? I liked both of those. :D

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    Brenda H says:

    Yes Harriet I did order some, but would have loved to purchase all of the picks!

  13. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I know what you mean, Brenda. ;)

    Good nite, everyone.

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    K H says:

    Harriet, I have used stick and blister pearls in several pieces, but I was thinking of the one called Tawney Port – it had dark purple blister pearls and purple crystals. I made a necklace from gold stick pearls and bronze pearls with green, orange and lavender crystals, which I plan to give to Mom for Christmas. (I will probably give it early so that she can wear it to holiday functions). I also did a piece with double drilled stick and arrangege them as a staircase.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    This is lovely Harriet, those dancing pearls go really well with the stick pearls :D

  16. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Beautiful, Harriet – I’m a big fan of the top drilled pearls!!

  17. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I love this Harriet. Do people buy things from your neck and ears? If so, I would keep it and wear it and if someone wants to buy it off of you, sell it to them. You know they really like it if they want to buy it. Then, you can buy more beads and make another.

  18. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Lovely, Harriet! I love the way you arranged the dancing pearls!

  19. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    This is fabulous!! We have to keep some things for ourselves…..then again…if we sell it….we could buy MORE beads!!!! I’m with you Harriett! MORE BEADS MORE BEADS MORE BEADS I HAVE BEAD GREED

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    K H says:

    I know what you mean Sali Jo. Sometimes I think I might need to go buy some new outfits to go with my jewelry!!! :)

  21. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Bead Greed pretty well sums up the dilemma most of us face, Sali Jo. I love the design you have made, Harriet. I’ve never worked with MOP sticks…..something new to try? So many beads so little time.

  22. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you all for the comments and compliments!
    You have been very kind, and very funny too. ;)
    When I found these MOP sticks, I liked the color and thought they would be a very economical alternative to the stick pearls. Then, I sort of fell in love with the end product. LOL

  23. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    So did I!

  24. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks, Sandra.

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, I just love the color and design of this fabulous necklace! I can picture it on you and it must look wonderful!!! So glad you are keeping it to enjoy for yourself. :D

  26. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks, Lynn. I think I would like a pretty new top to wear with this. Hmmmm…. ;)

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Well, I think you have a perfect reason to go shopping! This necklace is absolutely gorgeous, Harriet! :D I certainly would never be able to give it up, even for more beads (and like everyone else, I do have extreme Bead Greed!). ;)

  28. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks, Grammy Chick. ;)

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