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Jade Shell for Mom

About this design:

I made this one for my mom. I got the shell focal at my local bead store about a year ago. The green beads are from several strands of mixed beads that I got from Lima Beads and so I don't know what they are or if they are jade or not. The lighter greens look like they could be new jade. The copper/pinkish colored beads are Czech glass beads from Hobby Lobby. The brass components are from LB too.


Green clam shell focal bead. Various colors of green faceted and round beads from mixed stone strands from LB. Capri Gold Czech glass 2 and 6 mm faceted beads from Hobby Lobby. Brass findings and figure opened to make the clasp from LB.

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the focal bead and all the greens! Does your squirrel friend know that he’s not fooling anyone….?

  2. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    He does! My MIL gave that to me. We had a salesman come to the door one day and after trying to sell us something, asked if he could take a picture of it. Thank you NY Bella!

  3. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is really pretty I love that green shell I bet your Mom loves it!

  4. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Thank you Stormy. She does love it! I gave it to her tonight.

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

    What a fantastic set — love that shell, Tara! Your model is very cute…. :D

  6. Violet
    Violet says:

    What a beautiful necklace… and what a special gift !!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful necklace!

  8. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Lovely. The clamshell bead is gorgeous, and I really like all the beads you chose to set it off. Fabulous.

  9. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Tara, this set is fabulous! The pendant rocks! Your mother is sure to love it! :D

  10. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Thank you Lynn, Violet, Alice, Linda and Martha. Mom loves the set. Lynn, the model not only has a beak strapped to his face, but has wings strapped to his back with his tail sticking out. He’s really quite the seed manipulator. Somehow, I don’t think the birds are fooled by him either though! ;)

  11. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Another beauty Tara!!!

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Love it Tara!

  13. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is such a pretty set…love that shell bead. SLS

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Oh I really like the shell. your mom will love it i’m sure.

  15. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Thank you Karen, Alasse, Shannon, and Lynn. Mom does love it!

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