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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

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    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
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    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

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    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

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    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
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Purple Rain


About this design:

My daughter Jenny's birthday is this Saturday and she asked for a necklace in purples. I used black gun metal chain and findings so I had to come up with a bail in black for the amethyst teardrop focal. She loves it!

Components:

Amethyst beads in assorted shapes and sizes (most from LB), assorted glass and crystal beads, black gun metal chain and findings, magnetic clasp

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love amethyst, it looks great!

  2. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    BTW, she already has it on! Couldn’t keep it a secret since she’s visiting with us this month and has watched me create it!

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    Margareta says:

    Another amethyst lover :) This is so abundant and black metal suits amethyst so very well!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful bail, love the Amethyst with the black gun metal, fabulous design!

  5. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Lovely necklace! Beautiful design, too!

  6. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wow this is GORGEOUS Lindy!!! Great focal and I’m loving this with the gunmetal, your daughter is very lucky to have such a talented mom! Happy Birthday to her!!!

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is breathtaking! What a wonderful gift for your daughter! :D

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    Brenda H says:

    Terrific design! Is the pendant dogtooth amethyst?

  9. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Thanks for all the inspiring comments! As for your question Brenda, it is dogtooth amethyst or some people call it cheveron amethyst.

  10. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    OMG! I love the purple with the gunmetal! Very inspiring design :)

  11. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    Gorgeous! I am sure your daughter was excited to get this!

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is something else … I’m sure she’ll wear it with pride. SLS

  13. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful! She’s very lucky to have this made for her!

  14. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Stunning!!! I can see why your daughter loves it so much!!

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous!

  16. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Good Morning Ladies! Thank you for all the inspiring comments last week! I’ve been quite busy this past month spending time with my visiting daughter and granddaughters.

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Linda, what a stunning necklace for your very lucky daughter! I love the gunmetal with purple & your fab design! Great bail, too! :D

  18. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Thanks Lynn! Glad to see you back on a regular basis! Missed you!

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Linda! Hope you are enjoying your visit with your daughter and granddaughters! :D How old are your grandgirls?

  20. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Jordan is 6 and Audrey will be 4 on Sept 1. It’s been so much fun! Unfortunaly they go home to CA on Saturday :(

  21. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Pic of the girls!

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  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What beautiful girls — such wonderful photos and lovely names, too! You must have such a wonderful time with them, Linda! :D

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