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Sherry's Sodalite and Onyx


About this design:

I made this for my friend in Ohio. She loves blue. I hope she loves this as well. She sent me a box of my favorite chocolates from Winan's Candies in Piqua, Ohio. I just wanted to return a favor. The thinner ovals are onyx and the blue white black stone is sodalite. I put an extender on it so she can wear it as a choker, longer by 1 1/2 inch, or
turn it around and let the choker dangle bead down the front instead of the back as a small focal bead. None of the beads are over an inch in size. She can wear it almost any where. The earring beads I chose to do the oval blue sodalite lighter bead to draw attention to the blue and I hoped it will have a softening appearance on her neck.

Components:

This is made from Onyx, and Blue Black and White Sodalite beads. The accent beads are silver. I have it fastened at a choker length with an accent blue sodalite bead. This extender can be used as an accent fastend down the front or the back. I added this as an extender so she can also make the necklace a little longer. The matching earrings are dangle style. I chose the light blue sodalite bead to give a softened look at the neckline.

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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is a very pretty color combination … your friend is going to love it! SLS

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Thanks Shannon it is only the second thing I’ve made and I am trying first to keep it simple so I don’t get frustrated and quit. I can see now since I already need a jewelry armoire I will need the largest I can find after I create for a while. LOL. You make such pretty pieces. Thank you
    again.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Only your second piece?!!!! Faith, this is beautiful! I love how well the Sodalite goes with Black onyx! Keep beading girl!! :-D
    Your friend is a very lucky lady!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Thank you Mary. Did you have a nice holiday season yet? Ours was excellent. We had a lot of fun at my best friends carry in campfire. Thank heaven it was Christmas eve and not now. Oh goodness you could freeze quickly down here right now with the wind blowing 40 miles an hour today and yesterday. I moved from Ohio to get away from it. 3 days ago it was like spring here. LOL

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    The Holidays have been good Faith. So far it’s been quite relaxing. Spent time with family and friends at various gatherings during the past week and plan to continue through Sunday. Tomorrow we’ll spend the day with my hubby’s family. :-)
    Stay warm Faith! It’s cold here in Indiana but that’s to be expected. Shouldn’t be that cold in Florida should it?!!!

    Good Night! Time for me to go to bed! :-)

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

    Faith, what a lovely set! The colors are great together and your design is super — very versatile, too! Your friend is sure to love this!!! If not, tell her I live in Indiana and she can mail it to me! ;)

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great set. You are progressing very rapidly with your work. Way to go!

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    Lee D says:

    Faith, I love your combination of blue and black. I know the feeling of trying to start out simple to keep from getting frustrated…I am in the same place. I’m sure your friend will love this set.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    There nothing simple about this set .Simple beautiful love it keep beading Faith!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    This is beautiful Faith! I really like the touch of silver between the larger beads. I’m sure your friend will love this. You’ll have to let us know!

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Came back today for another look at this beauty and realized I hadn’t mentioned how much I like your photo! Your model is very appropriate since we are Chicks!!! ;)

  12. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    I love this Faith !!!! I love the blue and black combination… it works so well together… and the silver really adds that special touch !!!! I can’t believe this is only your second piece !!!!! I just now your friend will love this !!!!!
    Keep those designs coming…. you are good girl !!!!!

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    Brenda H says:

    Oh Faith, if this is only you second piece you’re in for some beautiful creations! Get busy girl, I know that there’s wonderful things to come!!!!

  14. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Faith, I can’t believe this is only your second piece! This is wonderful! I really like the black onyx with the sodalite – hope you don’t mind if I borrow the stone combo! Your friend is going to love this! I especially like the onyx dangle in front – really makes the necklace! And the earrings are perfect! :D

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I missed this one, unbelievable. This is great work Faith, love it.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh my goodness. Thank you ladies. This is the first time I have checked back I first posted it. Your comments truely are so precious to me considering I have seen your creations and how lovely your jewelry is. It will certainly help to give the confidence to go ahead and try to begin what may be a very fun journey.

  17. Breezy Chick aka Bree
    Breezy Chick aka Bree says:

    Excellent job Faith… your friend should be very happy with this. Love the blue black faceted beads…. very nice. Congrats!!!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    So lovely!! Love that combination of stones!! Very cool. =)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Thanks Bree and Ravin. I don’t have too many more beads in my stash yet. I got them out at the computer desk the other night and all at once Ted wanted the computer. Soooo, I put them all away half an hour I said computers all yours sorry to be in the way. He says I think I am going to bed. That was 2 nights ago. Uh oh, maybe it was a hint. Duh!! Oh well a little late for recoginzation if it was. LOL

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