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About this design:

Terrible I-phone photo but this multi-strander is something of a departure for me, so I thought I'd post it anyway. :)

Components:

Bamboo jasper graduated fan set, tourmilated quartz rounds, sponge coral tubes, freshwater pearls, hematite chips.



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  1. The Dud
    The Dud says:

    Susan, I love the combination of stones and colors. Also, my favorite Joni Mitchell song!

  2. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Thanks, TD. Whenever I do something that doesn’t feel quite like “me,” I am ambivalent — but I do want to keep experimenting. I’m not sure how I feel about the piece yet, but it’s a lovely song. :)

  3. Pam
    Pam says:

    Love the combination of stones! Beautiful and into my favs.

  4. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    I like this very much Susan. It’s a bit outside of your comfort zone I think but,I find it is a wonderful piece full of tones and vibrations!
    You are so very talented, be free! Believe me, someone will tell you if you’ve gone totally whacky!! :)

  5. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Totally gorgeous. The colors are so peaceful and pleasing. Sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone just to see what it feels like. It’s a totally beautiful piece, and a good picture too. I take loads of pics with my I-Phone and they are usually pretty good. FAVE, a definite FAVE

  6. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Susan, please keep experimenting – this is truly a work of art in my estimation – Fabulous!

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

    Wow this is awesome I love this style as you probably know it is so in and lovely..It looks blue on the picture but I’m guessing with the beads you have in there there is some darker shades…Into my faves!!!

  8. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Whoa. This is my kinda necklace! Love it!! :D

  9. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oooh, this is gorgeous! Ypu are super talented at this!

  10. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    OMG :) I love!!!! Fvorite for me!

  11. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I like this a lot. Aren’t those graduated fans great, they lend themselves to so many design possibilities.

  12. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Thanks everyone. :)

    @ Stormy: Yes, the photo looks a little bluer than it should — the quartz rounds are more of a warm grey, with occasional reddish flecks, too.

    @ Harmony: The fan sets are cool. But I feel a little like I’m cheating when I use them, because a significant part of the design is already determined. Kinda like baking cake from a mix. ;-)

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Susan, just because the cake comes from a mix doesn’t mean you can’t “embellish” it a bit. :D

    Same with the fans. If you gave 5 jewelry artists the same fan you would get 5 completely different designs that only have one group of beads in common. Personally I think real creativity is taking the mundane and making it spectacular….just like you did with this necklace. Fans are just another group of beads.

    Sorry. Didn’t mean to get preachy….mia culpa…

  14. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is Fabulous!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Fave! This is stunning!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Stunning as with all your designs. You have been too busy or I have. I have missed seeig your creations. Beautiful

  17. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Susan this is another fabulous design.. :)

  18. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    In case you haven’t heard our own Susan has entered into a contest..Please vote for her !!

    Here’s the link deadline is Feb. 25th.

    http://tinyurl.com/yzrfrcy

    you can cast 3 votes:
    Vote for #115 in Traditional
    Vote for #11 in Contemporary
    Vote for #50 in Eclectic

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Already voted for her!! :D

  20. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    You gals amaze me. xoxo

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    voted! good luck doktordesigns!

  22. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow! You’ve made a very nice piece here, Susan! Congrats with a successful experiment! ;-)

  23. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    re fans, would you expect to cut your own stones?> I use fans anytime I can find them, they are like any other precut stone. I love finding different shapes like fans.

  24. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Yes Ican’t wait to see if you win your pieces are so lovely!! Good luck!

  25. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Very awesome necklace, Susan! Good luck on winning that contest!

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Such a beautiful design, Susan! I love the softness of the colors and I think the fans are terrific! Definitely don’t think of them as “cheating” — OK? 8)

    I also had already voted for Susan’s designs before Dora posted her comment. Thanks for letting the others know about the contest, Dora!

  27. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I sure like the color combo on this.. PRETTY

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