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Nomad


About this design:

I have wanted an ammonite fossil for so long! I first strung it with all gemstones, but it was too "dark and heavy looking", so I spread out the gemstones and used hammered ovals to lighten it up!

Components:

ammonite fossil,petrified green opal,Hungarian opal,bronzite,antique silver,sterling silver

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Fabulous! Aren’t the ammonite fossils grand!

  2. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow, This is beautiful. I love how you attached the ammonite!!

  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is stunning! Love that ammonite :-)

  4. Travelin Chick-marlene
    Travelin Chick-marlene says:

    Instant fave – I absolutely love the look.

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beauty, Sandra! Great design and fab ammonite! :D

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Forgot to mention that I love the way you attached the ammonite focal to your necklace! :D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Oh, Lordy, another beauty. My personal wish list is getting mighty long, Miss Sandy! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ammonites.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a wonderful way to start the day..(west coast time, ya know). This was the first thing I saw when I checked in on the LB Gallery. It’s a real EYE-OPENER! Fabulous, terrific, super, outta sight, did I miss any of good words? Oh, BTW, I love it! :D

  9. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Very beautiful! I love it! I love using ammonites. :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Sandara this fabuous and i love your ammonite!

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous! :D Love it!

  12. Steph
    Steph says:

    love how you tied the pendant on

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    So cool!! I love those Ammonites.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    OMG 8O, what a splendid Ammonite you have found. This looks like a keeper to me. I love what you styled for it. Perfect design.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Well 8O seemed not to be destined to be a little google eyed guy for me ;)

  16. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    You’ve done your ammonite proud. What a great way to set it off. And love how you tied it to the chain. :-) SLS

  17. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Gorgeous!!! I love those ammonite fossils too!!! :-D

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Wow, fabulous design! Love it!

  19. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    This creation and the mermaid are really pretty, great way you showcased the pendants :)

  20. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Drop dead GORGEOUS!!!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Very nicely done! You found the perfect solution to the “weight” problem, and it’s gorgeous to boot!

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