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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
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  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
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Coral Reef


About this design:

Inspired by the Ocean Jasper focal. Possibly could be worn to a Christmas party? Now then, I'd like to interject a note here to all those who have contributed to the gallery. I haven't commented on your pieces of late and would just like to say that all of you have really done well with your jewelry making. Thank you for your contributions to the gallery. And, thank you for all your kind comments on my work.

You can also see other work on my blog. http://jwm29.blogspot.com

Components:

Ocean Jasper, Rubylite, White Agate (faceted), Sterling Silver wire (22 gauge square,twisted), chain, bead caps, spacer beads. corrugated beads and charms. Very simple design.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous… as usual!! Very pretty John :-)

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Your ocean jasper pendant is the most fantastic color. Is this the natural color or is it color enhanced? Regardless the necklace is a gorgeous piece of work just like everything else you have shared with us.

  3. John M
    John M says:

    As to the question by Little Round Chick above, I do not believe the ocean jasper has been enhanced. Thanks, for the comments.

  4. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    I bet we all make your head swell!!! The pendant is so very unusual and the silver charms you use add such a touch of whimsy and fun to your necklaces!!! I too want to thank all the people who contribute to the Design Gallery and write such nice comments.

  5. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    John, this is lovely!! I really like the charms that you have added here. :)

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a gorgeous pendant, John! You’ve done a great job creating a unique necklace to complement it! Great wirework! :D

  7. Steph
    Steph says:

    Very pretty, if I only lived in Cali. to have Christmas on the beach. I like the fish dangling also, nice work.

  8. CC
    CC says:

    John a great pendant and beautiful necklace, as usual! :)

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    K H says:

    This is a great twist on the classic coral and pearl combo! :)

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    therainmaker says:

    Very pretty with the unique pendant. Definately a great piece for a Christmas party!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    A beautiful pendant John, I can see why it inspired you :D

  12. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    What a fabulous pendant! beautiful job on this piece. I Think someone will be very lucky to wear this.

  13. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    only one word for this John….FABULICIOUS! You are a great jewelry designer!!!

  14. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    It’s gorgeous!!

  15. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very nice John, you sure know what the ladies want. :)

  16. John M
    John M says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments! See you later in mid-October!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    John you do wonderful work. I checked out your site, it was full of grand information. I’m sure I will check it more frequently. Thank you for your sofisticated offerings. LUV them all. Mrs. Faith H. in Florida.

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