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  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love this, and your pendent is outstanding!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

Circle of Life

About this design:

Everyday earring design inspired by jewelrylessons.

I lost the canine love of my life last week-end, she was 12 years old but in such good shape that it was brutal to lose her, her heart just stopped in her sleep... So tough on the whole family, to all you dog lovers out there, hug your dog :)


Silver rings

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  1. Rosie
    Rosie says:

    Really like the earrings, they will go with everything! I am so sorry for your loss. It was one of the hardest things to loose my k9 best friend just over a year ago. The heart break lessens with time, then you can remember and talk of all the great and crazy things she did :) it helps.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Nice earring sorry to her of your loss!!!

  3. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    sorry for your loss — it’s never easy losing family (and they are family!)

    beautiful earrings, though — a nice rememberance

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Lovely earrings. So sorry for the loss of your friend and family member. Hoping time lessens the pain and greiving

  5. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Love your earrings very pretty! Iam felling your pain today Johanne, our cat’s of 13 years had to be put down yesterday arthritist making lfe hard for them to get around lately. They are our family and it’s devasting to everyone in the family. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Big Hugs to you!

  6. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thank you ladies, yes I am looking forward to the day when the memories will be a source of joy as opposed to a source of pain, glad to hear I’m not crazy, my heart really is broken…

  7. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thanks Beth, hugs to you as well :) Sorry for your loss, makes a big hole in our lives, doesn’t it? Take care.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Johanne. It’s so hard especially when your not prepared.

    Love you earrings!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, I can understand your pain too; my 14 year schnauzer is suffering from arthritis he can’t walk anymore and I have to take the decision to put him down soon, it’s so difficult, he is part of my family.
    This is a beautiful pair of Earrings!

  10. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    beautiful tribute to your best friend!! I lost my Chief over 6 years ago and I still miss him every day.. :(

  11. Natures Precious Gems
    Natures Precious Gems says:

    What a nice way to remember your loved one:) We lost one of our dals in October to liver failure and her brother 2 months later to a brain tumor. Even tho it was a sudden loss, at least your dog didn’t endure any pain and you didn’t have to make any tough decisions. I wish we would have been so lucky. For Christmas my husband bought me a blue topaz ring in rememberance of them. I designed a mug with a collage of pictures for him. Both of us were unaware of our gifts to one another in honor of our dalmatians.

  12. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    No matter how it happens, the result is the same, finding your best friend dead in your house when you awake one morning is very tough, I’m not sure luck has anything to do with it. A double loss in such little time sure is awful, sorry for your loss…

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    I’m so sorry for you loss, it is never easy… The earings are great memory jewelry for your beloved.

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    So sorry about your loss. Losing a beloved pet is heartbreaking. The unconditional love they give is such a treasure.

  15. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. I love all of my animals so much, and when I lost one of my dogs last year I was devastated, it hurt so much.
    Your earrings are lovely and the name truly says it all!!!

  16. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thank you all for your kind words :)

  17. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Beautiful earrings. I feel your pain as well, just a couple of months ago I lost Lachesis, Chesis for shord my greatly loved greyhound mix, it was sudden as well, as the vet was drawing up the shot to put her to sleep, she suddenly went into a seizure in my arms and died. I was, and still am devastated. She was my best friend, and my cat Harley who I swear was my soulmate, despite my being human and she feline, died a couple of years ago, and I still haven’t gotten over it, I don’t think I ever will, she was the most special furry companion I have ever had. I know it probably wont help much now, but know she’s with you in spirit, always will be, and will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

  18. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thanks Ravin :) I know what you mean, I had such a special bond with my dog, I wish I could have had a chance to say goodbye, so many things I would had done differently that day… It helps to talk about it though and thank you all for sharing your stories :) Sorry for your loss Ravin…

  19. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Your earrings are stunning….and I am so sad for you about your dog…I have two standard poodles and I am staying home with them for Mother’s day I would go nuts without them..of course I live alone with them so they are my babies.. Prayers to you !!! Deb

  20. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    You have my deepest sympathy Johanne on the loss of your dear loved family member. You must be suffering on this Mother’s Day to know that your “child” is no longer able to spend the day with you. It is wonderful that we are able to share this grief openly here as sometimes we try to keep it in. It must be particularly difficult to wake up to find our loved one is gone. We are never prepared even when we know the time is near, but to have them go so suddenly is hard to imagine. And, also to you Beth, your loss is also felt by everyone here. Blessings to both of you. Oh, the earrings are a wonderful tribute – almost forgot!

  21. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Beautiful earrings, and sorry about your dog, pets are sure amazing.

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