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Monica - The Wear with Everything Necklace


About this design:

This is a surprise gift for my new sister-in-law, Monica. Last weekend I was visiting them in Houston and had my 'wear with everything' necklace that I made a few years ago - she loved it and I really think she'll be surprised when she goes to the mailbox this week.

Every bead cap is different, and it has lots of Hill Tribe and Bali Silver. And of course, the most elaborate bead caps had to be the inspiration for the earrings!

It literally is a necklace that you can wear with almost anything ... wear it long or doubled over or wrapped multiple times around your wrist, etc. I pack mine everytime I'm making a trip, whether it's to wear with business or casual clothes. It always gets comments and I've even gotten a few custom orders while I've been wearing mine. The cord gets softer over time so I think she'll enjoy it for years to come.

Components:

Pearls in several sizes and shapes, hill tribe silver, bali silver, black waxed silk cord

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Gorgeous!!!! Simply elegant!

  2. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Beautiful, as always! And a fave!

  3. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Shannon, I do love these!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love it! :-D
    Monica is a lucky lady! I know she’ll love it too!

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Wow! I absolutely love it. I always have loved the combination of pearls and hill tribe silver! What a great piece!!

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    K H says:

    Totally awesome!!!!!

  7. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    pretty!

  8. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    great necklace, love the combination

  9. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Delightful! Shannon, this would get tons of wear if it were mine. I am sure that Monica will love this!

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks you guys. I just finished packing it up and paying for the shipping through PayPal (my latest find for fast shipping instead of going to the post office) so tomorrow it will be dropped in a large mailbox on my way to work. I’m hoping she loves it!! SLS

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is very neat, your sister in law will love, a lucky girl too.

  12. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    A new fave, what a great concept!

  13. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Your sister-in-law is a very lucky lady to receive this beauty!!

  14. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is so lovely. The black cord with the pearls and silver are a wonderful combination. There is also something kind of Victorianish about it that I love.

  15. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lovely! Your sister-in-law will love it! :D

  16. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Monica just got this today and is wearing it with jeans to the Houston Astros game tonight!! SLS

  17. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This is great – versatile, attractive, unusual.

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