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    Maggies Mom on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “After reading Crystal Canary's comments, I had to do a double-take ... fabulous composition and beadwork!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “For my American Friends”:
    “Thank you, Annie! Your designs would make any American proud! And Happy Birthday to Canada!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Bluesy Bronze”:
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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”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Mysterious”:
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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”:
    “You have good bones! Love everything here! There is a lot to look at but it…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “One the Wings of a Vintaj Butterfly”:
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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”:
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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”:
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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Mysterious”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
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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 »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    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”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Mysterious”:
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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”:
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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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Sunny Inspiration


About this design:

This necklace was inspired by Sunny Chick design Olive, I loved the way she used wiring and stringing together in the same design, so I used her idea to create this necklace. The Swarovski crystals with the copper beads happened by itself while tiring to figure out how to use the top hole crystals. For the chain I just twisted two pieces of the same chain together.

Components:

Metal disk, metal links, copper beads, Swarovski crystals, peridot rondelle, Smoky topaz, silver metal chain, antic silver metal Butterflies, Mookaite, Ammonite Fossil.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Wow, wow, and wow. This is really impressive!!! You did a great job with this one and I think I’m loving it. Into my faves. Oh, did I mention wow?

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

    Betty I love this!!! What wonderful componets you used in this design, it’s a fav for me!!

  3. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    great design..love those butterflies!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Oh Betty this is STUNNING! I’ve been sitting here staring at my computer screen and admiring this gorgeous necklace! 8O I love those little copper flowers with the Swarovski crystal. Oh and the butterflies add such a fabulous touch. The smoky topaz looks amazing with the peridot. And the Ammonite is the perfect accent! WOW! This is absolutely magnificent! I love, love, love it! ;)

  5. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Very creative, Betty!! I love the whole design!!!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Martha, it was your design that inspiered this necklace and thank you for allowing me to use it.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thanks Linda, Beth, Jade and Shanti for your compliments, the merit of this design goes to Martha, because of here design this one was created.

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Oh Betty, you are so sweet! Your design is exquisite – truly amazing. I cannot say enough about how much I love it! Thank you for drawing inspiration from Olive. But you have made your design unique to your style and grace. It has panache, my friend! :)

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thank you Martha

  10. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it! all those beautiful stones and the amonite! way cool and you did a great job!!!

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    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    WOW!! Betty I love this! Very beautiful design. :D

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    very pretty necklace Betty!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thank you Stormy, Vee and Sarah for your lovely comments!

  14. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    A lovely necklace, Betty! :-)

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

    This is amazing, what a great design, love the colors and the wire work.

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Betty, your design and combo of colors is simply stunning!!! You and Martha would work well together! :D Absolutely amazing!!! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    OMG this is stunning fabulous design!

  18. Violet
    Violet says:

    Beautiful !!!!

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