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Katri


About this design:

Hi There. This week has been so busy and I feel like dead tired. But no worry, so many happy things has happened to me. I'm tired but happy now and want to say that have a happy weekend :)
This necklace is made from copper washers ( from hardware) and pearls are from one of our friends aunt and grandmothers pearl necklace. It was badly broken and Katri ask if I can do something new from those vintage pearls.

Components:

Copper washers, copper wire, vintage pearls

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Totally, amazingly awesome. So up to date. Hope you kept the clasp too. Bet you could do someting very creative with that too. Absolute FAVE

  2. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Your designs are so unique, and this is no exception. A conversation piece!

  3. Kera D
    Kera D says:

    SO beautiful! I love the copper washers!

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    Lee D says:

    So cool! Love this necklace and I’m sure your friend will be so pleased with the results.

  5. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Oh yeah baby! A modern take on Grandma’s pearls!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Wow! Another amazing piece!
    I love the way you’ve updated vintage!

  7. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is just wonderful…As always LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

  8. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Another unique and beautiful piece!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh Arja, I would like to live in your mind. I just love this. I am so totally happy for you and this joy you have had this week. I think your friend should be over joyed with what you have done with her Grandmother’s pearls. So stylish and up to date.. I am sure the quality of these pearls is very high. I have a set of my Mother’s pearls my Dad brought back from Japan in 1950 when I was 3. This is wonderful

  10. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Thank You so much :)
    Faith: believe me, You do not want to live in my mind ! It is such a dark and unknown place ;)
    But after all, I really have had a suprising and wonderful week. Have made some sales too, Thank You for supporting crazy-finn-bizarre-woman ;)

  11. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Oh wow, how cool is THIS?! Edgy yet soft, classic yet modern, “masculine” yet “feminine”. Wow.

  12. Violet
    Violet says:

    I love what you did with this design, Arja….very cool !!!!!

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    Valley Girl says:

    What an original piece… love it

  14. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Oh WOW Arja this is just fantanstic,you are an incredible artist! Just love this would wear this in a heart beat, into my favs!

  15. C Clark
    C Clark says:

    When I first glanced at this necklace, I said, “Arja!”. You have a style like no other. It is so beautiful and unique.

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Arja, As always I love what you do! Keep your creative juices flowing! You are an awesome jewelry artist! Love your style! So glad you had a super week. Create some more awesome pieces this weekend

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

    I agree with Carole C, I knew that this was your immediately! Another stunning piece!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Yep! Like Carole and Chicky Suz, I thought, Arja!!
    Simply amazing girl!
    Keep that creative mind working! ;-)

  19. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    once again, drop dead gorgeous!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    I knew this was your design the minute I saw it…fantastic! So cool and edgy…love!

  21. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Amazing makeover. Go, go, go!

  22. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    You’ve done a great job, Arja!! I love this! :-)

  23. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Whew, beautiful makeover indeed! Sounds like we all LOVE it! Fun!! I’m going to have to pick up some copper washers … beautiful job. SLS

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    Swedish Chick says:

    Very very nice indeed! So robust and strong in the metal. The white delicate pearls contrasts in a lovely way so they emphazise each others expressions. It’s in my fav list.

  25. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I like the contrast btw the pearls and the copper work! Great :)

  26. Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene says:

    Washers from the hardware store!!!! I love this. It’s really very beautiful. A favorite.

    I will have an entire new outlook the next time I walk into a hardware store.

  27. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very different and coooool!! I luv your new take on pearls!! If your mind is dark and unknown, it surely creates in a brilliant and unique way!! :D

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Another fabulous design that says “Arja” without another word! I also hope you kept that great clasp to use in another design! :D

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Wowza! Fave!! You Rock!!

  30. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Thank You all Lovely Ladies around world. I really had funny while making this “update”.
    there is pearls left so maybe I do another piece. Yes, I saved that nice clasp and it is going to take its place in…well… something ;)
    Thank You once again for Your fabulous compliments.
    Here is -11F and windy. SOOOOOOOOOOO cold.My doggies do not want to go out! Me either ;)

  31. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    this is an awesome piece!!! what did you use to finish the necklace off, leather???

  32. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Yes, there is a leather cord.

  33. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    This is a gorgeous piece!! I love it…. It is so different from my style, but I’m thinking…..I could where that!!!!!!! You are sooo talented. Did you hammer the copper washers you bought at the hardware??

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Congratulations on being picked as one of the most liked designs. This one is wonderful as are all your designs. Sorry February 20th was so cold for you. Oh my goodnes -11F is so cold.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    another fav!

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