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Thistle


About this design:

I've had this lovely pendant for quite some time. I started out with the pendant and the chain and added a little this and that.

Components:

Ceramic pendant, wood, tagua, copper & brass, pewter charms, agate and carnelian sticks.

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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Gunilla, I love this! Very pretty and different — the agate and carnelian sticks are a great addition to the overall design.

    Where did you ever find the little leaf and pinecone beads — they are so cute.

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ok, great, guess I’d better go shopping then!:-) SLS

  3. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow! This is nice, Gunilla! A very nice mix of beads and findings!:-)

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Absolutly wonderful..I am going to try some bead wraps on chain..sice I’ve bought afew at LB..I just need to get to it..you all inspire me to get going!!! Great necklace!!

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    kitty mom jb says:

    wow – i love the thistle pendant. my family is from scotland. where did you get it???

  6. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you! The pendant is made by Mary Harding. She has her own website and a shop on Etsy too.

  7. Jameth
    Jameth says:

    I always love your designs. It’s sooo pretty and vintage looking. *fav*

  8. Pam
    Pam says:

    Love this!

  9. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    So very Scottish. I love it.

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    Brenda H says:

    Gorgeous necklace!!!!! The ceramic pendant is fabulous! Thanks for the info., her work is amazing.

  11. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    You have outdone yourself AGAIN Gunilla! Very romantic gypsy feeling….

  12. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you everyone! The first version was without the sticks. It didn’t look quite right, it needed a splash of color.

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    This is awesome, my hubby FLIPPED when he saw it, he’s Scotch/Irish. I love it, he loves it (and he usually doesn’t show an interest in these things, unless it’s to be supportive of me)….It’s the BOMB!! In my faves, quick, fast, and in a hurry!! :D LOL

  14. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thanks Ravin! Please thank your hubby for me too!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Just did so, he said “You’re very welcome, you’re extremely talented.” How are you today?

  16. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is gorgeous – such a unique design.

  17. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    I’m fine thanks. I’ll talk to you later Ravin, I’ve got my mother in law visiting today.

    Thank you Leigh!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    The pendant is amazing – I’ll have to check our her website.

    Your overall design is so well balanced and highlights the pendant perfectly. The gemstone “sticks” are a lovely enhancement.

  19. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Right into my faves! The pendant is beautiful and unusual, and “a little of this and a little of that” makes for a great statement. It’s very earthy and primal looking, which I love.

  20. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you! I left the wire wraps a little messy too, more like knots, didn’t want it to look too clean.

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Thank you for the info on the pendant. I love etsy!!! One of these days I’ll post some pictures – all I seem to be doing these days is collecting pretty beads!!! LOL!

  22. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Great design…love that clasp, very unusual; at least nothing like I’ve ever found! :-D

  23. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    You’re welcome! Don’t tell my husband – I collect pretty beads too!

    Thank you Elaine!

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    R Biwald says:

    Hi Gunilla,

    I did some research for THISTLE and found your beautiful stunning necklace. Do you sell also your items? If yes what would be the price for this Thistle necklace? If the necklace is yours would you be able to reproduce one? I live in USA, Florida. Thank you so much for your response. Regina

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