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  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Messages”:
    “What a great idea! Wow, now you have me thinking--what other "secret beading code" can I…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “My Sun, Moon & Stars”:
    “Your wrap came out beautifully! Isn't it a blast?! Makes me want to do another. And…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Dream”:
    “That first one is a show stopper! And then the amazement just keeps on. They are…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Running Dogs”:
    “Wow! I don't think I would have the patience for these but boy are they fabulous!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Airy Boho”:
    “They sure are versatile. I can see them with jeans, a silk cami, and topped with…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Airy Boho”:
    “I agree those are so fun! I like the simple shape of the design. Really neat!…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “Airy Boho”:
    “Funky and fun! You can dress them or dress them down...will go with anything…” read »

  • A Rozmin
    A Rozmin on “Dream”:
    “Beauties, all!…” read »

  • A Rozmin
    A Rozmin on “Running Dogs”:
    “Very impressive! They are gorgeous.…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Messages”:
    “Too cool for school. I love your choice of stones as well. Very pretty and soft…” read »

  • WireWrangler
    WireWrangler on “Dream”:
    “Very Nice! The red pieces are particularly fine IMHO. CC has very eloquently defined my own…” read »

  • WireWrangler
    WireWrangler on “Bluestreak”:
    “Hey,Dok, Great to see your designs once again and this one is special. I am enjoying your exploration…” read »

  • Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy on “Trying Viking 2”:
    “Thank you thank you! Isn't it fun to know you can still learn something new...over 55?…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Running Dogs”:
    “Very cool!!!! And MC Escher-like. :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Messages”:
    “I've seen this, too! I love your message!! :) I'll bet you could make…” read »

  • dollladysturg aka Pam
    dollladysturg aka Pam on “Messages”:
    “Very gorgeous necklace! I saw a post on a blog that told about using beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Messages”:
    “Very cool and intriguing! And beautiful too!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Ocean Treasure”:
    “Thanks again everyone for your delightful and supportive comments! :) …” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Running Dogs”:
    “Beautiful!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Running Dogs”:
    “What an interesting Celtic pattern. You did a really nice job with these bracelets. …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Messages”:
    “What a completely cool concept! A lot of fun and a special hidden message too!…” read »

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    Mary – Sweet Chick on “Messages”:
    “Oh man!! Now I need to learn Morse code! ;-) What an ingenious idea!…” read »

  • DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del on “Running Dogs”:
    “Amazing. What patience.…” read »

  • dollladysturg aka Pam
    dollladysturg aka Pam on “Running Dogs”:
    “Gorgeous! This must take forever to make and you have done at least 2 of…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Blue Ocean”:
    “Thank you again, especially Nancy !! My friend did love them, she said she took them…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Two for Joy”:
    “Thank you to you all for your lovely comments !…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “i can see clearly”:
    “Exquisite!!…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Free to fly”:
    “SO very nice. I especially love the necklace.…” read »

  • A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy on “Trying Viking 2”:
    “Unique necklace; delicate and pretty.…” read »

  • A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy on “Bluestreak”:
    “Gorgeous piece and unique.…” read »

  • A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy on “i can see clearly”:
    “Stunning!…” read »

  • A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy on “Dream”:
    “All are beautiful!…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Dream”:
    “Whoops. Don't mind me. I drink a lot of tea,and I get excited. :) …” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Dream”:
    “Beautiful work. I love them all. Natch,I'm drawn to the first one,which I want to grab…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Bluestreak”:
    “I could have SWORN I commented on this yesterday. It's just gorgeous with the fancy cut…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Dream”:
    “Terrific, love what your heart tells you! I'm in love with the first glitzy piece! :) …” read »

  • DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del on “Dream”:
    “Lovely wonderful designs!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Dream”:
    “Great collection to show off your design talents! Love the red coral!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Trying Viking 2”:
    “Congrats on learning and persevering with this technique! Love the addition of the beads...adds another dimension…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dream”:
    “Coming from the heart is the best way to create! All of these pieces are so attractive…” read »

Under The Sea Beauties

About this design:

I was at the beach and the water was so calm, I could look through it like a glass, while walking in the water and looking at the corals and the fish I found pink, purple and yellow corals, they where amazing so I decided to create something using these colors, I took a picture of them for future reference and the same afternoon at home I chose some stones that has the same colors and this design was created immediately. Whenever I look at this necklace I remember the beauties from under the sea and hope that we can keep the earth and the seas beautiful and clean for our grandchildren and their children to enjoy.


Honey Jade, Strawberry Quartz, and Amethyst, Swarovski crystals, metal beads and bead capes, Metal oval focal link, metal chain

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    Orchid Betty says:

    These are the corals that inspired this necklace

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Gracious and where do you live? What a beautiful shore you must see. I would like to live by this sea by the sea. By the beautiful sea. (Please sing along if you remember the words, I don’t) I absolutely love the necklace you made and were inspired by the beauty of God’s creations. Thank you for sharing your pictures as well as your necklace.

  3. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    This is so cool! I love the ocean; however, I am in the middle of the US with only a river nearby :p
    I am glad you are inspired by your surroundings and making beautiful pieces to inspire all of us!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thank you Faith, I don’t live by the sea but we have a home at Aqaba Gulf almost 4 hours drive from Amman where I live, whenever I have an opportunity I am there of course I take some jewelry material and stones with me.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thank you skittles mommy

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I checked you out on the map sort of on the weather and it looks maybe farther for you. Wowsa! My daughter lives over by Tampa in Florida and my brother in North Fort Meyers Florida both cities are really close on the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve never seen anything on their beaches except lots of sand crushed shells and a few little fishies. Your corral is so cool and pretty.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    I am on the other side of the world in Jordan, near Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia, we all share the red sea it is called the Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan and it is our only sea.

  8. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is gorgeous – love it

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Your necklace is beautiful, Betty! It will be a wonderful reminder of your time by that beautiful sea. How lucky you had just the right stones with you!

  10. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Betty this necklace is stunning! I love everything about this , from the design to the beautiful colors and components you used!!! And what gorgeous pictures of the coral, you are very lucky to have such a beautiful place to inspire your creations!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    This gorgeous love it!

  12. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    oh, this is wonderful! Love the colors, the description, the sweet little metal beads! Thank you for the pictures too!

  13. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Stunning, and I love the inspiration for the necklace. You matched the colors perfectly, it looks like to me, and I love the charms. I’m hoping along with you that we can keep the seas clean and free.

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Betty, this is breathtaking! 8O Love it!

  15. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:

    Beautiful necklace, love the colors.

  16. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Betty this is such a gorgeous necklace. You are very lucky to be able to go and enjoy the beauties of the sea. thanks for sharing your inspirational pictures!!1

  17. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    A lovely summer necklace, Betty!

  18. Carola
    Carola says:

    The necklace is so beautiful. And nice to have such inspiration of the sea.

  19. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    I love it! All of your pieces are so unique and whimsical!

  20. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Oh I love this, your inspiration was wonderful!! I wish i could be walking by the sea :)

  21. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Oh how beautiful, I would give my eye teeth to live by the sea! And FAith this is how I remember the song:
    By the sea, bye the sea by the beautiful sea
    You and me, you and me oh how happy we’ll be….
    don’t remember the rest sorry.

  22. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Fabulous! I love the ocean. Haven’t been to one where I could see the bottom though…

  23. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    This is the most adorable necklace I have seen. You have done a fabulous job with it and I can tell that it is a fun piece to wear. Imagine making this necklace using a Fall motif of leaves and Fall colors and in Winter using snowflakes and Winter colors. Definitely a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thank you ladies for your lovely comments; it was really fun to create this necklace!

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