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Young at heart


About this design:

A simple Sunday afternoon design around the pendant. Again no plan, just felt like beading and browsed through what I had to come up with this piece. Slowly growing on me :)

Components:

Green Fluorite, Bronzite, wood beads, golden seed beads, multi color Picasso Jasper pendant and copper findings.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Violet
    Violet says:

    Very pretty !!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    This is lovely! You did a great job coordinating with the beautiful pendant! I like the bail you made for it!

    Lima has a “Brazil Wild Horse Jasper” (which I see they are out of), that looks a lot like the Picasso Jasper. I wonder if they are the same stone… Whatever it’s called, it’s really neat!

  3. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    I love the heart pendant! I just ordered a couple Picasso Jasper pendant sets, I hope mine are just as striking! Your necklace strand compliments the pendant beautifully.

  4. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow – this is great! Does the pendant have brown stripes, or is it wire? It looks wonderful!

  5. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is a beautiful necklace. I like the fact that you included wood, something I haven’t tried yet, but it works so well with that beautiful heart pendant.

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    nice! luv the blue/brown combination! cool pendant!

  7. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    My question too – the pendant – is it wrapped or just naturally so gorgeous? Lovely piece.

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    Lee D says:

    What a beautiful pendant! And love your design. Into my favs!

  9. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Fav!!! Love this! :D
    I really like the way the green flourite keeps the bronzite from making the necklace too dark. The pendant is beautiful, and looks just perfect with the rest of the necklace. ;)
    Btw. The owner at my LBS says Picasso jasper and Wild Horse jasper are basically the same, but the name changes with point of origin and vendor. ;)

  10. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Ooohhh – I love this – the pendant and the strand flatter each other incredibly!! Great and beautiful necklace!

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thank you to all chickies!! The pendant isn’t wired, it’s got natural brown stripes, I haven’t tried wiring yet :)

  12. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    LOVE the color combo!! Very pretty design!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I absolutely love this combo!!!

  14. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Love it! Very pretty design!

  15. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    It’s lovely!

  16. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! :-D

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