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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Early Sunset”:
    “Really pretty and not overdone. The Tibetan beads really take center stage!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Koi Pond”:
    “How cool is this? You do amazing things with these challenges and this is no exception!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “Oh. My. This is fabulous!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Ooo! What a striking piece! You done good!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Mysterious”:
    “WOW! You nailed this! LOVE IT!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Love the brighter blues pop against the darker hues! Lovely design.…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I just love how you do those wrapped circles! Do you wrap them around something? They…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “More Bones and Leather”:
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    “One of the things I love about Vintaj is the "old made new" look. Sometimes it…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Early Sunset”:
    “Wonderful color scheme and great design! So nicely done!…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Koi Pond”:
    “This is such a great concept! I love the challenge given to you by your husband.…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I want to say ditto to everyone's comments above. This is so well done. I've looked…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “This is definitely a work of art. Great piece!…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “This is asymmetry perfection. It is so visually interesting. The colors and textures work so well…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Mysterious”:
    “Oh. My. Gosh. Wow. This is incredible. You have rocked my face off, blown my mind...…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “WOW!!! This is amazing! I love how you carried the necklace design down under…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Dads Key Fob”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Mysterious”:
    “Isn't it exciting when you find a treasure unexpectedly? That glass bead is stunning! …” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Donna, I just love the way you combined the Tibetan agate beads with the Czech ivory…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “It is wonderful the way you combined all those rich-colored blue elements into this beautiful asymmetrical…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful necklace - love all the blues together.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I am very taken with this necklace. It is so ethnic and pleasing. I…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Mysterious”:
    “Love it, love it, love it. From the mystery focal to the chainmaille to the…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “Thank you! ;) What intrigues me is the wire wrapped part. I am just…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Blue Lagoon”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Mysterious”:
    “Kye, another amazing piece of magic! Love everything about your wirework and moss agate to match…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Mysterious”:
    “Everybody loves a mystery and this is no exception. The focal is unique and gorgeous.…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tibetan Life”:
    “WOW! This is fantastic and definitely exotic! Love the color, the beads and the…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful color, great design. Love it!! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Asymmerty One More time”:
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    Maggies Mom on “Mysterious”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Blue Lagoon”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
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    SilverCords aka Judy on “Mysterious”:
    “This is just stunning--the stones and metals work perfectly! I wish I knew how to…” read »

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    “matte moss agate and chain mail. You had a happy muse!…” read »

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    kye on “Tibetan Life”:
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Guardian


About this design:

This piece is one of my new projects, I'm on a "glue" kick. The dragon is glued to the blue "jade" stone, which is glued to the brass filigree. I've been making focals by layering/glueing and this one was easy, almost went together on it's own. The chain is vintage brass with czech crystals for a little color. The necklace measure 20" and has a 3' extender chain. The earrings are 1" long.

Components:

Brass chain, filigree, findings, gold plated ear wires, czech crystals 6mm, "jade" stone finding, glue.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Stunning…and so is the little fellow that’s holding it!!! :-D

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so neat, I love the jade stone you used, and the filigree in the back makes it perfect.

  3. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    This is stunning!!! I love the colors..my favorite, and what a cool idea of layering. Your dragon is a real sweetie!!!! Awesome job!!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Fabulous pendant! Love the little dragon! :)

  5. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    You have some of the most wonderful little dragons! Love this! Fantastic color! Fantastic design!

  6. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Beautiful Cookie!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Wow this is amazing, absolutely gorgeous! I really love the way you layered the pieces and the dragon displaying it is so cute!
    What type of glue did you use and dose it hold on the long run because of the weight of the stone?

  8. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    O. M. G. Fave! This is just beyond words, love it!

  9. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wow I’m loving this one!! It’s gorgeous!!!!!

  10. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, this is really delicious looking!! I like very much!

  11. ZCris
    ZCris says:

    I like your creation!!!
    cri

  12. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you very much ladies! I used Dazzle Tac which is a jewelry glue. I’ve used it before to repair china/pottery and small pieces of jewelry with excellent results so I’m hoping this will hold up well also. It sure feels solid!! :)

  13. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Very cool!!!

  14. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow this is so cool!! The pendant you created is beautiful and the turquoise/gold color combo looks fantastic. :D

  15. SpicyChick AKA Ginger
    SpicyChick AKA Ginger says:

    Fantastic design! Added to my favorites…great work!

  16. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you, thank you ladies. :D
    Lydia (my dragon) wanted to show off a bit.

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  17. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it!!! I always glue my fingers and it takes days to get it off…I could wear gloves! I absolutly adore this set!!!!

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Cookie, this set is gorgeous!!! I love the way you’ve layered the pendant design — fabulous!!! Lydia is an excellent model, too! :D

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

    this is so cool — love the colors and the idea. beautiful!!!!

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