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Orchid


About this design:

Inspired by a visit to the Botanic Garden.

Components:

Boro pendant and beads, silk ribbon, copper & brass, wood.

Additional Images:



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  1. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    The focal component is magnificent! Love the chain with the carved leaves. Love it, love it!

  2. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    Wow!! This is absolutely stunning!! That pendant is amazing!! Favorite for sure!!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Wow …Love the orchid, stunning design!

  4. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Totally stunningly beautiful. Absolutely terrific composition. Would proudly wear this one everywhere.

  5. Cecilia-Gems of Heaven
    Cecilia-Gems of Heaven says:

    Love the orchid, very beautiful.

  6. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you so much! This is my fav of these necklaces.

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    So adorable!! :)

  8. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you Judith!

  9. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Stunning. I love the leaf beads and how well the complement the beautiful flower focal bead. I also really like the use of the chain circles … they really open up the design.

  10. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the brass leaf beads. I was JUST at Botanical Gardens too, for the orchid show called Cuba in Flower. I wonder if we were there at the same time? Didn’t they have the most amazing flowers?!! I’m doing a pick right now for it! :D

  11. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you Linda and Cuban Queen!

  12. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Wow, what an incredible pendant! You gave it a terriffic place with the leaves, very pretty!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    gorgeous!
    I love the pendant and your design!

  14. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you Lorrie and Gem Chick!

  15. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    I have MISSED your designs! FABULICIOUS!!!
    Would not have expected anything less from you!!

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    Valley Girl says:

    Love this… and those leaves are just WOW!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I too have missed hearing from you and your designs. This one is a stunning creation. Loving the design and the focal bead of Orchid. I would have loved to see the botanical part of the Smithsonian tour when we were in Washington DC for our honey moon but somehow missed it. I have a Master Gardners certificate and truely love working with plants and landscaping. Should have been my true calling but….. So glad to hear from you. Don’t stay away so long next time. Faith

  18. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thanks a lot! I haven’t made any jewelry for a while and now I had a very productive weekend. I visited the Botanic Garden in Helsinki, which is quite small but very lovely.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Cool in every way! Fav!

  20. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you Plucky Chick!

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