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Vintage Hummingbirds


About this design:

Inspired by the beautiful custom order polymer clay pendant by Lynda "DivaChick"

Components:

Polymer clay pendant from Lynda; (unless *'d) Gemstones from Lima : Garnet, Green Garnet, Scapolite, *Rutilated Quartz, Ruby, *Red Mystery Stone, Peridot teardrops, Green Garnet faceted teardrops, Brazil Wild Horse Jasper, Rutilated Quartz (multi), tiny faceted Peridot, *Bronzite, Hidden Valley Jasper, Delica beads, Vintaj Brass bead caps, chain & hook clasp, gold plate daisy spacers.

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  1. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow – This is awesome!!!! I love this! It’s the perfect match of beads with the pendant! Def a fav for me!

  2. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    First time here in the Gallery… Nervous… But I love the pendant Lynda made for me SO much I had to share. I also really like her style with the necklaces she designs, and wanted to make something with a similar feel.

    And if anyone is wondering, I’m keeping this for myself. :D

  3. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Whoa, someone’s up! Hi Wenche! Thank you, it was fun to make!

  4. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is fantastic! I really love your bead and color choices – they accent the focal so well

  5. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Thanks Leigh! Going to bed now for real… Night!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Oh gawd, fave, I love hummingbirds!!

  7. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Did you just hear me scream when I saw this design? I actually jumped off the dining room table when I saw this necklace. Favorite bird, favorite color beads (purple), next favorite color (red). OMG I can’t stand it – it’s sooooo cool. Great job.

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Major ooooooohhhhhh … aaaaaahhhhh-age!! Lynda’s pendant … stunning as always. Your beadwork … gorgeous … inspired … spectacularly beautiful … even (showing my age) wicked cute!! :D
    I can’t wait to see more … more … more! of your pieces Lori!

  9. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Lori, this is stunning! Lynda’s pendant is gorgeous and you hae complemented it very nicely! Incredible, love it!!

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    Lee D says:

    Oooohhh my. This is so beautiful! I love all of the beads you used and how they all compliment the pendant. So creative!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Lori – why have you been hiding your talent?! I love your design! Those tulip bead caps are amazing! Your choice of beads highlight Lynda’s beautiful pendant perfectly!

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    4HisGloryCreationsbyCJ says:

    Wooooooooooow! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  13. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Lori – this is fantastic. Where did you find those Tulip beads caps? Very unique.

    Love it

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    WOOOOOOOOW WEEEEEEE!!!
    OMGosh!! Love it, love it, love it!!!
    Everything about it, the stones, the lay-out, everything!!! 8O :-D

    I love that pendant!!!
    Lynda, do you have any more?!!!!! :|

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Wowsa!! What everyone else said. This just screams wonders of nature so softly. I am in love with this piece. Oh what a designing mind you have, you are a talented artist indeed.

  16. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    A work of art!!

  17. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Perfection!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Awesome!!!

  19. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Beautifully unique! Definately a work of art!

  20. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    The others have said everything I would…gorgeous way to honor such a beautiful bird (and pendant, too). I love hummers!!!! The bead combination makes me think of a beautiful summer garden.

  21. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Hey Lori,
    Your have created a exquisite piece of art. Congratulations on your inaugural soiree into the Design Gallery. You are hiding a talent.
    I add my applause to a ‘piece of perfection’. This is a perfect example of “Theme Design”. Your love of the hummingbird has translated into a beautiful statement that you will wear with pride.
    Every element of your design adds another layer of perfection starting at Lynda’s wonderful focal. Each of the chosen stones exemplifies the natural habitat of the hummer and one can imagine a hummer swooping in on one of the Vintaj flowers. The last element, your swirl on the ruby dangle on the clasp adds the last flourish and takes one right back to the beginning. Well done!
    Thank you for a beautiful piece of art.

  22. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    OMG….I’m at a loss for words…and you know me, Chickies…that is rare! This necklace embraces the whole essensce of the pendant in color, texture and theme. What a FABULICIOUS work of art!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Awaiting anxiously for your next creation.

  24. hlt Designs
    hlt Designs says:

    Beautiful! I agree with the other chickies – not just a piece of jewelry, but truly a piece of art… to be worn, cherished, and loved…

  25. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Absolutely exquisite, so perfectly harmonious, every litte detail is awesome and you can see that the careful selection and match were clearly inspired. Definitely vintage, will never go out of style!!!

  26. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Lori, would you share Lynda’s website, these pendants are to die for!! :)

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Johanne, go to Lynda’s profile in the Garden.
    She has her links listed there.
    Have fun shopping!!! :-)

  28. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, Lori, this is phenominal! You have certainly done the beautiful pendant justice! Wowowow!

  29. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thanks Mary, I’ll go right now :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I told you they’d love it, Lori! LOL

    Isn’t this gorgeous? A stunning arrangement of color and composition, and I am honored to have a part in it! Welcome to LB, Lori. I hope this is one of many more examples of your fabulous talent we will see.

    This hummingbird pendant was one of several I made just for Lori, and the actual image is hers. I do have other hummingbird images, and I’d be happy to make a pendant for any of you hummingbird lovers. Thank you so much for your interest in my work. :)

  31. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lori, what a stunningly gorgeous necklace you have created to go with Lynda’s fabulous hummingbird pendant!!! No surprise, of course, that you went with a hummingbird theme, given your love for them! :D I love those bead caps — where did you find them?!?!?!

    Welcome to the Design Gallery, Lori! This was worth the wait! :D

  32. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Majestic and magnificent, dazzling and divine, fit for royalty!! :D

  33. Pam
    Pam says:

    Gorgeous!

  34. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Oh my, I am humbled by the comments everyone has made. Almost to tears, thank you so much. I have to thank Lynda again for making the pendant – she gave me several options and I bought all but one… now feeling guilty about leaving it homeless… She really is wonderfully talented & easy to work with!
    A link to her website:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SCDiva

    I also have to say that without LB the gemstones in this would just be a dream to me, priced way out of range everywhere else!

    I’m so glad I found LB, for many reasons! Thank you again for the wonderful compliments!

    Hugs!

  35. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Sorry Bead-itudes, I forgot to say that I’m pretty sure the tulip bead cap is a Vintaj product. I bought it at an LBS in KC, it was with their other Vintaj products. I almost didn’t get them but decided they were too unique to pass up.

    Maybe Lima will get some of them….. :D

  36. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Lori, I was blown away by this fab necklace! Of course, I recognized the ‘Lynda’ pendant right away – and I LOVE how you created the ‘hummer flowers’, leaves, and all! WHERE have you been hiding all these many months??? More, more! :D

  37. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I knew it was one of Lynda’s pendants the minute I saw it. Beautiful colors and design. I’d say more but everyone else has said it so ditto ditto ditto. :)

  38. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty combo of beads, all goes well togther.

  39. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Thank you Sue! I love hummingbirds (obviously!) and the beads just kind of told me where they wanted to be. I wish I could say they speak that clearly all the time! I’m actually coming out of a dry spell, and haven’t made much in a while.

    LRC & Lynn g, thank you! I love Lynda’s pendants, they’re gorgeous! I have a couple more waiting for their necklace to emerge, and hope to finish them soon.

  40. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    This is just incredible and thanks for posting Lynda’s etsy site. She does incredible work, and so do you!!

  41. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    This is a fabulous design – Lynda’s pendants are truly a work of art! Well done.

  42. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Thanks Chicky Suz & Shanti! I love seeing what Lynda has new at her shop!

    Susan, my sister-in-law is Susan Z too! :)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh I loved this creation. I am so glad you made it into one of the most favored designs for the month. Congrats and thank you for sharing this beautiful piece.

  44. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Your necklace is beautiful Lori. I love the pendant. I love hummingbirds and the pendant depicts them beautifully. Your necklace is an awesome compliment to the pendant!

  45. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Beautiful compliment to Lynda’s pendant….perfect colors and those bead caps are glorious with the whole design!! :-D

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