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Purple pearls


About this design:

My first multi-strand using spacer beads to combine the strands. I made cute matching earrings and a ring to boot!


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Read the comments (or add your own)

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

    Fabulous! Very beautiful set!

  2. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    SOOOOO a fave! Fantabulous!!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Beautiful, Cheryl!
    Super job with the spacers! that’s not easy!

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Wow what a wonderful set!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Good Golly Molly!! ;) How wonderful is this. I love this set. How elegant. Love the ring. This set is an absolute treat.

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

    This is sooo lovely, I think you did a fabulous job here!!! Love it Cheryl! ;)

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful set of pearls, Cheryl! :D

  8. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    Thanks for the comments ladies. Jeanne, you are right – those darn spacers – you would think it would be easy (perhaps if I used all the same beads on each strand), but nooooo. Especially with FWP having oddball shaping. I kept having to redo certain strands. And, even when I thought I was finished I wasn’t. It sat for a day, I wore it for a few hours and then decided to redo one of the strands to it would lay nicer. Worth it in the end, b/c I really enjoy this piece. I need to make a bracelet to complete the set.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    This was definitely worth the frustration, Cheryl! For the bracelet, I’m thinking one spacer as a focal and the have the 3 strands go around back to the clasp. What are you thinking? (since it is your design LOL)

  10. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    That’s a beautiful three strander. Hard to believe it’s your first. I really love the effect of using the spacer beads with the pearls.

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! Very lovely! ;)

  12. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow, What an excellent job you did on this design, it is beautiful!!

  13. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is a beautiful set!

  14. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    LOL Jeanne! That is actually a good idea. I hadn’t really thought of what I would do – definately a multi-strand and would want to incorporate the spacer for sure. I think dealing with only 1 would be the most ideal ;)
    Thank you everyone else! :)

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Pretty pearls :-)

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Fabulous multi-strand necklace, love how you used the spacer beads between the pearls and I also love the ring, gorgeous set!

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very nice multi-stand, and love the pearls.

  18. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Very nice!

  19. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    What a beautiful necklace … worth all the work!! SLS

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