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    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
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    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

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    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

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    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

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    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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Just Hangin' Out

About this design:

I love Garnet, all kinds...I especially like to pair it with Amethyst.


Garnets, Amethyst, Silver plated chain and pendant

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Simply delightful! So imaginative. I love this one. Never thought about garnets and amethyst but I sure will now – This is a keeper.

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    Reet says:

    Beauteful design,love it!

  3. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Thanks Linda and Reet. This one is actually the first one I’ve posted.

  4. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Well, keep ‘em coming!

  5. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Pretty … love the piece that you attached the beads to! Welcome to LB! SLS

  6. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very interesting design, beautiful and different!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful design and welcome to the design gallery.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    What a wonderful focal piece – I love the fringe of beads and the great chain you used to finish it! Welcome to the Gallery!

  9. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    beauty. a fav for sure

  10. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Beautiful, can’t wait to see more of your designs

  11. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    What great chain and the center finding is lovely I love garnet and amythest I never thought of the two together like that very pretty Nonnie! Glad you joined LB :) BTW where are you from? I’m nosey>>>

  12. CC
    CC says:

    Nonnie this necklace reminds me of Eqypt, very Cleopatric looking…love it! Great job and welcome to LB… :D

  13. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Great necklace the garnets and amethyst look very nice together. The focal piece is awesome.

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    WOW fave!

  15. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Hi Stormy Chick,
    I’m from Yorktown, Virginia, on the east coast. I’m still learning this web site and how to communicate, join groups and all that. I’m working on my first order from LB and hope to place it today. I just keep going back to that big Green Bead Machine just in case there’s something else I need to add to my cart. I can’t wait to get it. This is a wonderful site, with a great community and all of the ways they let us participate.

  16. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    This is my style. I love your design, so pretty…

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Welcome to Lima Beads site. Uh oh you are hooked already BGM has got you by the nose. Just wait until you are gone from home and someone (My husband) says you cannot get away from that computer for 5 minutes. Love the entire necklace. It is gorgeous. Garnets are a favorite of mine and they look wonderful in your design with the amythest.

  18. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    Very pretty, love the chain.. where did you find it??? By the way “welcome” it’s nice not being the newbe anymore!!!

  19. Celticcrossing
    Celticcrossing says:

    Very elegant, beautiful work!

  20. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:


  21. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    This is just lovely! Definitely a FAV!!!!!

  22. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is beautiful! That chain is fabulous – where did you get it????

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    Brenda H says:

    Pretty, pretty! This chain is beautiful… the whole piece is wonderful!!!

  24. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, this is pretty! I dont often work w/ chain, but I really like this.

  25. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Hi again,

    For those who asked about the chain, I got it at the local Michaels, last year. Of course, that was before I found LB.

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