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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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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”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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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”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

Far Out

About this design:

Well, you see I got this huge slice of I had to go big or go I added silver plated hammered rings and pink crazy lace agate with some other do dads and I got this Far Out necklace. Somethin'
kinda different...


Crazy Lace Agate, hammered silver plated rings,rubylite,seedbeads and a whole lotta head pins!

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, Darlin’ Beauticimous, Splendiferous!

  2. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    OMG!! Fabulous what a great work of art you have made!! Love every thing about it!!!

  3. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    I’ve got agate envy again. This is what Lorrie said above. That is one gorgeous slab. I so love agate slabs, but I think you all know that by now. I love everything about this one!

  4. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Thanks chickies! This was stepping out of the box for me. It was alot of fun to make. My 92 yr old mama is wearing this to her Senior party tomorrow night!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful love this one too onto my favs!!!!!

  6. MermaidSoulGirlTracey
    MermaidSoulGirlTracey says:

    So fabuloso!!
    Love LOVE LOVE.
    Unique and hot.

  7. leafy river
    leafy river says:

    Love this, everything about it is perfect- Into my faves as well! :) Glad your to hear your mama is 92 and still enjoying life. She’ll be the belle of the ball in this gorgeous necklace. My dad just turned 102.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    WOW!!! Stealing Lorrie’s word… “Beauticimous!
    Love it!!! And it’s a FAV!

  9. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    My goodness you have been on one creative role today, and what beauties you have made. Love everything about this one. Glad your mama is going to wear this one, she will rock the seniors home!!

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    K H says:

    OK, I really like all 5m but the pearls win and this comes in a close (photo finish) second. :)

  11. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, this is so pretty. And that agate slice has me drooling over here … love that look. Your mom is gonna look great tomorrow nite!! SLS

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Perfect in every way! Beautiful work on all your pieces!! :) Maybe Momma will pick up a man? LOL! Have a great day!!

  13. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Cool necklace! I love the unique design and the bright colors! Girl, you are on a roll!! :D

  14. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Glowingly Beautiful!!

  15. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Go big or go home is right! You outdid yourself. This is magnificent! Truly a work of art. :)

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    Orchid Betty says:

    WOW WOW WOW Love everything about this one, the Crazy Lace Agate is wonderful and mixing the silver rings with the stones is perfect. A favorite!

  17. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Whatever language Lorrie spoke, I think I agree… LOL… LOVE this design…

  18. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    AMAZING!!!!! Did I already say that? I am running out of words to praise your work Sali Jo!! You create magic even when you are “out of the box”!! Lucky mama, bet she’ll very proudly wear this :)

  19. Violet
    Violet says:

    WOW…. I missed this earlier…. how beautiful this is … and your mom must have looked amazing !!!! Any pictures of mom at her party?

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Looks like Momma is into a good time at her party. I hope I am going strong at her age. I had a neighbor in Ohio who did yard work into her 90′s and was 106 last I heard about her. That was a while ago. Loved that sweet lady.

  21. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Lucky momma, and this is a beauty… Happy Birthday to your mom…

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