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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

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    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

to the nines....final answer


About this design:

ok.. I went ahead and made the clasp....you knew I would.... not quite as intricate as the one suggested by Shannon..but still quite a nice finish I think.


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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    ooooooooooooooooooooooooo, its perfect for this – now it’s COMPLETELY your piece of art! I love it, I don’t know of a pre-made one that would have been any better. Contrats. on this beauty!

  2. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    wow…absolutely breath taking !!!! Wonderful wirework and the hand made clasp is perfect…Deffinatly a show stopper piece :)

  3. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    speechless…blinks…wow…fave I bow to your wire working greatness and throw you many flavorful kudos!! :D

  4. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    awww you girls are so sweet.. Thank you!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    It’s so romantic! I love it, wonderful!

  6. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Shannon, Your wirework on the clasp is excellent as is the rest of it on this piece. I love the colors..Fave

  7. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is really nice, and the wire work is great.

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Your wire work is amazing! The clasp you created perfectly complements your gorgeous necklace!

  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    WOW, you did it! And it’s sooo much better than a pre-made one for this necklace. Looks like you followed the general idea of the one that I suggested to you but made it your own which is so special. Love it, and it goes with the style so well. Now, are you going to sell it or keep it for yourself? :-) SLS

  10. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Wow Shannon – awesome clasps. It really compliments the necklace. Love this design

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

    Shannon you do beautiful work never steer from your feelings!

  12. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Shannon, this is beautiful, I love the clasp very nice wire work. fave!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    8O I’m speachless!!
    I bow to your creativity and ability!!!
    WOW! :-D

  14. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    Thank you all!! This piece has definately been an ongoing process..learning every step of the way..
    Shannon .. I think this one is already sold… My good friend Kyla wants to give it to her Mom on her 50th wedding anniversary this summer..she hasnt seen the clasp yet but Im hoping it will cinch the deal.. find out today ..fingers crossed!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Shannon, your friend Kyla will love the clasp! What a nice present for her mom and her wedding anniversary. I had a feeling that it was going to be sold or would soon be sold. This is a FAVE … It’s a gorgeous piece!!

    I need to get off my duff and make the one from Lisa Niven Kelly that is similar and post it so you can see it. Stay tuned!! SLS

  16. Pam
    Pam says:

    Love your wire work – Beautiful!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Shannon, I love this I would like to see a close-up of the pendant if at all possible. This is so beautiful. Love all the delicate wire work.

  18. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Wow, what a beauty! Absolutely wonderful!

  19. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    Ok one last close up.. or 2 and it is sold for sure!!! *dances* *sings I’m in the money…..*
    its a good day today

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  20. celestialdesigns
    celestialdesigns says:

    Just BEAUTIFUL!!

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