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Crystal Garden


About this design:

This was a challenge from a friend to make a necklace with the large crystal beads she gave me. I incorporated smokey quartz beads (also from the same friend)into it to balance off the large crystals and the swarovski rondelles to give it color. I remade it 5x and came up with this rendition. It passed the "husband" test. It is 16" long with a 4" extender and the earrings are 1 1/4" long with hand made earwires. What do you think?

Components:

Crystal, smokey quartz beads. Swarovski rondelles, copper chain, bead caps, wire for ear wires, strung on black 49 st wire.

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

    Lovely I just love the colors!!!

  2. hlt Designs
    hlt Designs says:

    Beautiful! Your display piece is fun, too.

  3. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Hey, say hi to the dragon, I’ve missed seeing him(her) for a while. I think the set is a real killer. Love it. Would so own this one.

  4. CC
    CC says:

    Cookie, this necklace Rocks!! Pun intended! ;)
    Absolutely love the way you transformed the plain crystals into a fashion forward necklace….8O
    Into my favs.

  5. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wow!!! I would say you met the challenge and raised the bar,into my favs.

  6. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Love it! would definitly wear it!

  7. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Soooo Pretty and feminine. Great for spring and summer. Color combination and stone selection is great.

  8. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Very pretty … worth all the effort! SLS

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    Lee D says:

    Love this set! The colors make me think of spring…aahhhh. Into my favs.

  10. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Yipee!, this will be the first piece on my Etsy site! Hope to get started on it tomorrow, it will be Here Bead Dragons, (gee, who would have guessed that?) only of course it’s herebeaddragons.etsy.com. :) Thank you all for the positive feedback!

  11. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Best wishes on Esty! Can’t wait to check out your site! SLS

  12. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Have to agree with all the other ladies. You did an awesome job. Instead of the large stones overwhelming the design – they blend asthecically with the over all look. Marvelous.
    I know your friend will be wowed when she sees what you’ve created.

  13. CC
    CC says:

    You go Girl!! Best of luck with your Etsy Store. :)

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    These colors go so good together, and good luck on your new shop…

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This looks great Cookie! Wishing you luck with the Etsy store :-)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Wow I love this. Beautiful. Lovely crystal beads with swarovski and smoky quartz. I like this it should sell quickly.

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Good luck with etsy! This is gorgeous Cookie! I love it! Blends so nicely!!

  18. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you all ever so much!! :)

  19. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Love the earthy colors in this necklace!

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