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About this design:

This pattern comes from a fun fashion piece I got, but it was copper and plastic. The copper turned my neck black, but I challenged myself to make something similar with real stones...
Just added the original to the pictures. What do yiou think of my reproduction?


Red Aventurine, Carnelian, Green Garnet, Olive Crystal tubes, silver chain and findings

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    K H says:

    Very cool!!! :) I know what you mean about cheap pieces – some are cute, but they either fall apart, turn colors or cause rashes! :( I am glad that you were able to re-create this piece from good quality materials! :)

  2. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! Love it!

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Oh this is pretty, and nice stones too..

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    such a lot of work!

    Isn’t it great that someone does make the cheap stuff to inspire us?

  5. L Richards
    L Richards says:

    Just added a picture of the original to the other pictures. What do you think of my reproduction?

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    K H says:

    I like yours better – it’s got more artistic flair and is more colorful than the original! :)

  7. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I really like this … how great you were able to make a piece that was so much higher quality than the original! The colors of your new one are yummy too!! SLS

  8. Wishing Stone
    Wishing Stone says:

    A fav

  9. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Very cool design!!

  10. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    great design

  11. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Yes, I am inspired!! Love it!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Your interpretation is so much prettier than the original. Love the stones.

  13. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it great job!!

  14. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Gorgeous love it, what a fantastic design and I love the colors!!

  15. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    I have taken to just taking pictures of cheap jewelry with my phone (shh!) instead of buying the piece, so I can use the picture as inspiration. I really like your interpretation of the piece, but now I want some limeade and oranges. :)

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

    Lauri, your re-creation is so much better than the original necklace! Fab design and colors! :D

  17. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    WOW! This is very cool. My two fav colors!

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    shimmer chick says:

    very nice. love your beadwork.

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