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Sunset Beach


About this design:

I wore this piece one night on our cruise.

Components:

Handmade lampwork beads, swarovski crystals

Additional Images:



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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Such a beautiful design and color combo, Dawn! I’m sure you got tons of compliments on your jewelry while on the cruise! :D

  2. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I did get a couple of compliments. People ask where I got it and I told them I made the necklace and earrings. It made me feel good that I have something no one else has.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It really IS a great feeling, isn’t it? :D :D :D

  4. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Yes it is a nice feeling Lynn!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Daisy! This is breathtaking! I love the texture and the color. 8O Beautiful, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing all your gorgeous designs with us! ;)

  6. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    You are all welcome. I will post more later now that I am getting the hang of this. Glad you like this one Martha. This one holds a special place in my heart!

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    It is absolutely lovely! And it reminds you of that fabulous cruise. I can see why it’s precious to you! ;)

  8. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    You are so right Martha! I treasure that trip and special time Steve and I shared with all my heart!

  9. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful Dawn. I love those little shell beads!

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous! Love the beads, love their color. Great design.

  11. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Stunning! Love these colors!!

  12. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    thank-you Little round Chick, Tara and RAvin! It makes me happy that you like this design.

  13. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Dawn this is wonderful, I love the pretty shells and their gorgeous colors! Fabulous treasure! :)

  14. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    What a beautiful necklace, perfect for cruising the high seas!! It is so nice when you can tell someone you made your own jewelry!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh I love making those precious photos in the mind. Forever pictures of togetherness and oneness with your soulmate. Congrats on the cruise. This was a great piece to wear for a cruise or any summertime wear. Lovin it.

  16. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    FABULICIOUS! WOWZA!….can you tell I like it???

  17. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    This was not an inexpensive piece as the shells werre custom made! I had to have something wonderful for this special time in our lives. I wore a coral dress and had my hair put up, it was dress up night. I also wore it another evening with a white dress and we had our pictures taken. We bought the photos. I am sp happy you like ny design!

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

    Dawn, you should post a photo here of you and Steve from the cruise — then we could see this fabulous set with your dress(es) — pretty please with sugar on top?!?!?! :D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    OOOOoooo, Gotta see the photos pretty please me too. I don’t know how you get photos on to the net to show, but I hope you can. Those shells are fabulous in the necklace and I bet you were stunning in the moonlight. Oh so pretty what a picture in my mind.

  20. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, those shells are stunning and what a great piece to make/take with you on the cruise!! SLS

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

    I will see what I can do ladies!They are 8×10 so I think I would have to scan them in and then try to go from there. Can anybody out there direct me so I can do this? Thank-you Shannon! I will check around to see of amyone can help me!

  22. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Hi Dawn, if you scan them, you will then have an image that you should be able to upload just like you do your jewelry pictures. I recently had to scan something and attach it with jewelry pics. It ended up in a file on my computer and was a little tricky to find but attaching it to this site should work the same way. Hope that helps. SLS

  23. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Shannon! I will give it a try in the next day or two.

  24. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is soo sweet! Well done, Chicky! :-)

  25. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Coffee Chick!

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