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  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

Misty Morning Sunrise


About this design:

The focal bead of fire agate made me think of a sunrise behind thin morning clouds. This is an old design, promptly glommed onto by my wife.

Components:

Fire Agate, Pearl. Aventurine, Soocho Jade, Agate, Rose Quartz. Bali silver beads.



Read the comments (or add your own)

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    therainmaker says:

    A very beautiful and well-named piece. Reminds me of early morning fishing epeditions… :D

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    therainmaker says:

    Oops,I meant expeditions.

  3. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    John, this is a beautiful piece, so light and feminine creation

  4. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    I can almost see the sun! Very nice John. Great glomming on your wife’s behalf!! :D

  5. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    John this is absolutely beautiful – I can see why your wife snagged this piece!

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    Reet says:

    I am speechless …. This necklace is so beautiful!!! Love it, love it,love it!!!

  7. Pam
    Pam says:

    Gorgeous design!

  8. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Hey John!
    I am not a pink fan….
    I could be a fan of pink for this piece.
    No wonder Mrs John snapped it up!
    Well crafted by the way….

  9. leafy river
    leafy river says:

    Beautiful!

  10. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Gorgeous! That focal bead is luminous.

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    Rainbow Chick says:

    This necklace looks peaceful. I like everything you’ve shown us, but this one appeals to me.

  12. Jewelry Z
    Jewelry Z says:

    Lovely design

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Really beautiful, John. I am going a little nuts over the new colored fire agate pieces. I love the crackle in them!

  14. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:

    Spectacular! I love the rings and dangles.

  15. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Another stunning design,John! What a talent you have!

  16. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This is so soft and wonderful John! You have an amazing talent! No doubt your wife loves that you design jewelry for her! ;-)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    This is so soft and feminine, John, yet it still makes a statement.
    I bet your wife want everything you design!

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    John, this is a wonderful design and color combo! I love that fabulous pendant! Your wife is very lucky….. :)

  19. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    A very nice creation, John! Lovely colors and mix of beads and findings!

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    Brenda H says:

    So soft and pretty, lucky wife!!!

  21. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Just lovely! I really like the pendant and the soft pretty design! A winner!

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

    Wow!!! This is so pretty, soft, and feminine. :D

    I really like the whole design, and I can see why that great focal bead inspired this excellent work.

  23. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Stunning!

  24. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Quite beautiful John!!

  25. John M
    John M says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is absolutely stunning, John! I love the design you created around that beautiful focal. Your wife definitely knows awesome when she sees it! :D

  27. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous , delicate piece!:)

  28. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Drop dead gorgeous! Mrs. John is so lucky!!!

  29. John M
    John M says:

    Thanks, again, everybody!

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