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About this design:

One of my co-workers asked if I could design a necklace for his Mom's birthday (Feb 13th). His only stipulations were the length and color, browns & greens, her favorite colors, otherwise he gave me free rein. This is my 1st ever commissioned piece!! He loves it, his sister loves it, now I'm waiting to here how his Mom likes it.

Components:

Antique Soocho Jade, Bronzite, Korean Jade, Tiger Fur Agate, Brass beads & findings

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  1. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is very pretty i love the color and bead combo..I’m sure she will love it..congrats on your sale….

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh WOW! CAS, this is beautiful. I love the stones you have selected. The focal bead is to die for. I want some of the Antique Soocho jade and now I must have some very soon. I am sure she should love it.

  3. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Very nice , CAS…. congrats on the sale…. I’m sure she will love it !!!!!!

  4. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Who would not Love this?
    It is so beautiful, so nice colours. I am glad to notice that I have just alike T-clasp in my box.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    How exciting, Christine, a “commission”. This necklace is beautiful! I’m sure your co-workers mom will love it.
    another plus for having a job – new jewelry customers!

  6. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    CAS, This is awesome! Anyone would love this! The colors are beautiful, love the design too!

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    Valley Girl says:

    WOW!!! Love these beads… They are beautiful!

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    Lee D says:

    Beautiful! How could your co-worker’s Mom NOT love this! It is fantastic. I love these colors!!

  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    Thank you Chickys! I was going to use some of LB’s Silver Creek Jasper at first, all lovely pale green-grays with striations of browns, but when I came upon that particular Antique Soocho Jade piece I KNEW it was perfect! The necklace came together very quickly after that, since I wanted to keep the whole thing on the simpler side because Zach (my co-worker) wanted something that his Mom could wear everyday with lots of different things. :D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    This is very sensual, Cas! I love it, bold, rich, dark, Tertiary colors. That’s my kind of color palette! Awesome1

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You can bet his Mom will love it, too. Every thing about the design is just classy.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Congratulations CAS!!!
    I can imagine your excitetment on your first commission!!
    And WOW! What a gorgeous piece it is!! Love how it all came together!!

  13. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    this is wonderful, love these beads! Congratulations to you :-)

  14. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Great design and bead choices!!! Lovely! :D

  15. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Beautiful necklace … great combination of beads … the mom will love it!

  16. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Just gorgeous CAS; Zach’s mom will love this…smart guy to go to you for a perfect gift for his mom.
    Congrats on your sale!

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Christine, what a stunningly gorgeous necklace and focal bead!!! Congrats on your first commissioned piece and the sale!!! His mother will be thrilled to receive this and proud to wear it — a Christine Original! 8)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    This is gorgeous love the beautiful vibrant color of the beads This is a stunner onto my favs!!!!

  19. CAS
    CAS says:

    Thanks again Chickys for all the congrats! You are all the best … cheerleaders … supporters … inspriations … for me! Hugs all around!

  20. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    Very pretty. Great Beads. Whats a tiger fur agate?
    I like how you use the bead caps.
    Bonnie R

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    LeighAnn F says:

    I love it! Absolutely beautiful colors and I just love the focal bead. Anyone would be proud to wear this.

  22. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Lovely, rich looking colors and design

  23. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    LOVE IT, so pretty. And congrats on your first commission! SLS

  24. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Hi – this is beautiful, I love the colors! My first favorite!

  25. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    A most wonderful piece! The focal bead is to die for!! :) You did a terrific job of putting it together…all the colors in the right places to make it just perfect!! A fave for me!! :D

  26. Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene says:

    She will love it. I love the focal beads. Beautiful bead mix and color combo.

  27. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Congrats on the commission. Exciting to get your first. I can’t fathom how she would not absolutely love this necklace. She has a great son to recognize your talent and have this made for his mom. That focal bead is stunning.

  28. CAS
    CAS says:

    I saw my co-worker, Zach, today, and he said that his Mom LOVES the necklace. He said that she wore it on Saturday (her birthday), Sunday and was wearing it today. He said “she’s picking out outfits to go with it”, and that he “scored major points” that were worth “pans of lasagna” for his fridge. :D

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