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Smoky Rose Tribute: Rain Forest


About this design:

I was browsing through Smoky Rose's many, exceptional Fresh Picks today, and was inspired to make a necklace from her beautiful Fresh Pick 'Rain Forest'

I propose a challenge in honer of Mary: create jewelry based on her Fresh Picks. Wanna join me?

Components:

Russian Serpentine, pale green fresh water pearls, Smokey Quartz (of course), sterling silver.

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  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    This sounds like a lovely idea. I am really pressed for time (@25 people due here for early Christmas on Sat. 18th) but I would love to see what everyone comes up with.
    Your design is very pretty and refreshing in this dry cold time of year. :D

  2. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is gorgeous! I didn’t know her, but I am looking at her picks for inspiration.

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

    Okay well how do I find them I typed in Smoky rose and got nothing Help!!!

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Deb, she is still listed here as Smoky Rose. You could go to her profile page and click on Designs near the upper right side. Hope this helps! :)

  5. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    beautiful set I love it!!!

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

    EM, this is a beautiful and perfect set to go with Mary’s pick about the rain forest! :D

    What a fab idea! I’ll check out her picks (many are already in my faves ;) ) & see what I can come up with! :D

  7. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    This is a lovely set to honor someone you all loved very much. I was not fortunate enough to meet Mary, but I do wish you all the best in remembering her with fantastic designs like this one. I think it is a wonderful idea, and I love this set. It’s beautiful.

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is really nice, a great idea!!

  9. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Thank you Lynn I was misspelling it!!! :)

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Always happy to be of assistance, Deb! ;)

  11. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Love the effect of the Smokey Quartz and the pearls with the Russian Serpentine, beautiful design!

  12. Violet
    Violet says:

    Gorgeous design, and what a lovely idea to honor Mary !!!

  13. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    gorgeous, I love it!

  14. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Lovely. I really like the way the Serpentine looks with the fresh water pearls and the Smokey Quartz. Fabulous.

  15. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Eeka, this is fabulous! What a wonderful way to honor Mary.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is wonderful, Eeka! I’m sure Mary would be pleased to see this design created from one of her picks! :D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Truely saddened by the loss of Mary. This is a beautiful tribute and I am sure she would have loved it. We will miss this wonderful lady.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Wonderful design and a great way to honor Mary!

  19. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a lovely idea! Love your set!

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