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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
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Antique Dragonfly


About this design:

This is my first attempt at creating something completely out of my own noggin' :). I absolutely fell in love with the pendant and then spent days figuring out what to do with it. After several "reworkings" I was finally happy with the result !

Components:

Porcelain Pendant, Antique Brass Pearls and Chain, Copper Green Opal



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Shelly m
    M mccallister mrs chick says:

    eileen, i really like this piece, it is unique and intriguing. i would wear it tonight if i could!!

  2. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    Eileen, you have good stuff in that noggin!! Keep it up, I’m sure there is plenty more to come!!

  3. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Thank you SO much Mrs. Chick !! Its taken me some time to work up the nerve to put a design up here. I always wonder if anyone else would like what I do ! :)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I really like your creation. Keep up the good work. It really allows you to focus on the beautiful dragon fly pendant, the rest fits together beautifully. This one your first I am sure you will want to keep for yourself. In that situation it is your style you are creating. When it is for another it is there style you are creating. I am sure I will be hesitant to put up my first creation; but then mine will all be for me and at my age (I don’t own a purple hat and red get up lol) you begin to think who cares I am me.

  5. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Really nice design and choice of components!!! Just keep doing the work. I guarantee you get more nerve as you go onward. :D

  6. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Great design…why be shy about your God given talent! Your style is YOUR style…be proud of it!

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    Brenda H says:

    I agree with Sali Jo! Keep up the great work!

  8. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement ladies !

  9. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is fantastic. I love the mix of brass with the porcelain pendant – looks wonderful together. Where did you find the pendant?

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Really nice design. Loved the way you combined all the different chain links!

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    K H says:

    Awesome! Here’s to many more originals! :)

  12. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Very very cool for only doing this for such a short time. This is awesome!

  13. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Thank you Leigh, Plucky Chick and KH !

    Leigh – I found the pendant at eebeads.com

  14. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is really nice, and I understand why you fell in love with the pendant, it’s soo nice! In fact I have some porcelain/ceramic pendants that I’m working with – and it’s kinda hard I think. I understand your struggle! ;-)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Your creations are lovely. Please do not take up full contact sports. You may knock out all the wonderful creations in your noggin. Tell you hubby beading is a much better idea.

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful design you created to go with that great pendant, Eileen! Sorry I missed this when you first posted it! Welcome to the Gallery! :D

  17. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Eileen, I love this pendant! And your different chain links and stones really make the pendant stand out – what a great design! :D

  18. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Faith you are too funny !! Guess people really do read the profiles :) No worries on taking up the sports as I’ve jumped into this hobby with both feet and I need my arms now more than ever !! I had my pinkie almost broken a few weeks ago due to an unfortunate encounter with a very heavy TV and went nuts because I couldn’t hold my pliers for almost a month !!

    Thank you Lynn and Sue for your kind words !!

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