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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
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Diamond and Pearls


About this design:

This piece was a challenge for me...I don't normally work with copper and I'm not especially fond of pearls...however, a friend challenged me and this is what I came up with. It only took 3 redo's :)
I have a show coming up in April and this is to be one of the sets I'll be showing.

Components:

Earrings copper beads fw green pearls, crystals, and copper earwires. Necklace rainbow jasper diamonds, fw green pearls, copper beads, crystal "gems", and copper toggle.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Frida
    Frida says:

    Cool and a different design!

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    Valley Girl says:

    The diamonds are cool. I have never seen that shape before and the earrings are really pretty. Nice Job!

  3. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Super great – for someone working out of their comfort zone, this is perfect. I am particularly in a trance over those earrings. It’ll sell very quickly. Good luck with your show.

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, well I am very proud of you! It is hard to work with things not in our ‘Zone’ and you have done a fabulous job. Bet your Zoning Laws just expanded ;) Great Job!

  5. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I love this necklace; it has a very primal, earthy feel to it. I love the way you used the Biwa pearls, both to stand alone and to fill the window beads. Wonderful. Into my faves!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Nice!!!!

  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Good for you, making something outside your comfort zone. You did a beautiful job!!

  8. CC
    CC says:

    OM, Thank you ladies for the kind words…I was almost as nervous about posting this as I am about the upcoming show! ;)

    KM Linda the earrings are what caused the necklace to be reworked 3 times…LOL couldn’t get it to POP like the earrings do…hmmm make a necklace of all earrings…wait…reality check…need more coffee!

    Lorrie there are Laws now?…Knew I should have studied Government more!! ROTFL!

    Linda T, I didn’t see the Primal until you mentioned it, Thank you maybe that can be this one’s marketing campaign….Primal Art survived creator’s urge to junk the whole thing!!! 8O

    Karen B thank you, I felt like your cool cat trying to get milk out of a glass…me working with pearls and copper….who knew it was possible? :D

  9. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    CC, this is fabulous! Great job, working out of your comfort zone…and those earrings are to die for! But I love the necklace – great balance, and wonderful use of stones! This will definitely sell at your show! :D

  10. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Told ya this was great! Very nicely put together!
    Someone will grab this up in a heartbeat! :)

  11. CC
    CC says:

    Sue and Cookie, Thank you both so much!! You do know that as I continue up this water way if I lose the paddle I’m calling for HELP… :D

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    You were certainly up to the challenge! This is a fantastic set! I would say the necklace was worth the 3 re-dos, and the earrings look like a million bucks!

  13. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    CC, you know Cookie and I will pick up that paddle and help you anytime! But your show is going to be fabulous, without a doubt! :D

  14. CC
    CC says:

    Thank you Lori Z, I’m working towards only 2
    re-dos on the neck set… :D

    Sue, watch it…I’m going to hold you to it! ;)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I was checking your cute doggie and designs and this is the only one I saw posted and long ago too. It is still a wonderful set. I love the copper pearls and the combo with the other stone. I think it is quite elegant. Where is some more?????

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