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Always and 4 Ever


About this design:

I love CHUNKY jewelry!

Large coral nuggets combined with sterling flakes focals. Piece finished with large sterling heart shaped toggle clasp.

Piece created for a golf tournament auction benefitting breast cancer. Winning bid $125.00, what a deal!

Components:

Sterling and Coral



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    This is so “larger than life”! A truly BOLD BOLD design, certainly not for the “faint of heart”! I have the same big CHUNKY Coral pieces, and I used just two (Love Of Country necklace) so far, but if I were to use them all at once this is the way I’d go too! They don’t seem at all overwhelmed or overwhelming in your necklace, the Sterling Silver is perfection with it! :)

  2. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @CAS, thank you so much for the compliments!

  3. Violet
    Violet says:

    Love this necklace!!!!! I have always been a fan of coral, and this is awesome.
    You said the winner got a deal, I say they got a steal!!! They are very lucky to get it for that price. Very nice work.

  4. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Beautifully designed.
    CAS and Violet have said it well.
    I would add that you have shown how to incorporate silver with red. Red does not necessarily dictate the use of warm metals nor the use of warm tones in combination. Well done!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Another stunner. Wowee!!!! I love it!

  6. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @Purple Chick, Seashellsally and Diva Designs, thanks for all the notations. You’ll see that I love chunky and I love sterling. I have to force myself to make smaller pieces. I’ll keep posting and you guys keep helping me out. All comments AND suggestions are much welcomed!

  7. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Total COOLNESS! Love it! May I ask where you found the sterling flakes? I’ve never seen anything like them. Gorgeous!

  8. Milli aka Big Kitty
    Milli aka Big Kitty says:

    You and your work truly are originals!

  9. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @Chicky D, sterling flakes found at local shop in Atlanta called Organic Stones. I saw them in a magazine, searched for them online for almost 2 hours, walked into my favorite store and she had them! Lol…what a day it was, I was determined to find them.

  10. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @Milli…thanks for the comp!

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Stunning set! Love the silver flakes — had never seen them before! The red/silver combo is beautiful! :D The person who got this was one lucky winner!!!

  12. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @Lynn…you’re right, but I always try to make a show stopper for auctions. You never know who the piece will end up with.

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, this is so breathtaking! Georgous! Oh, I agree, Chunky & sterling is so awesome. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  14. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    and thanks for checking me out Bubbly Chick

  15. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!JUST STUNNING!!!!

  16. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Do you do lay-a-way?!! ;) Just kidding. But I AM truly in love with this piece.

  17. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    AWESOME!! It just took my breath away!

  18. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    Thanks Julia and Fashion Chick!
    @Cuban Queen, all my girlfriends have outstanding lay-a-way bills, lol. I actually donated this one to an auction, silly me!

  19. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Oh, I did that with my paintings… They pull quite a bit of money for the charities.

  20. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    What can I say that hasn’t been said? Simply astounding for it’s boldness and elegant simplicity! Red Carpet-worthy! :)

  21. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @Shannon, thanks a lot.

  22. Jewelrybyirina
    Jewelrybyirina says:

    I love it! So unusual and pretty!

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