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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
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Something Blue


About this design:

I have been asked to make a chunky necklace but did not have enough beads to do so.The crochet technique is a good solution to create a chunky necklace from almost nothing.

Components:

Amazonite, Aquamarine, glass beads, crafting wire

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is stunning! I love how you’ve created this necklace! :D The colors are beautiful! What is the kroche technique?

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    K H says:

    Awsome piece! :)

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Is it another word for crochet?

  4. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Very cool necklace!

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    Reet says:

    sorry, I mispelled it. It’s typical of me.

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Don’t worry about the spelling! Your design is great! :-)

  7. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    It’s a beautiful necklace! I love the color, stones, and what a cool technique!

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hey, you had me fooled — I thought it was some exotic new beading technique! LOL I even Googled it to see what it was and that’s when it asked if I meant “crochet”. ROTFLOL So don’t feel bad about misspelling it — you could have told me anything and I’d have believed you! :D

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is a really gorgeous necklace with a beautiful and serene color choice. I’ve done a little crochet work but my stitches are awfully irregular in size. Guess I need lots more practice.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    This is very pretty & I love those faceted beads :)

  11. CAS
    CAS says:

    Very lovely Reet! I love how you improvised, and created such a gorgeous piece in the process. It certainly gives the chunky look, but with a lightness about it that makes it quite special. I hope that the person you designed it for liked it. :)

  12. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is lovely, no doubt! It made me wanna try some crochet with the beads! ;-)

  13. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    You’ve outdone yourself, very nice!

  14. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Stunning, Reet! Lacy and chunky at the same time, and such beautiful colors!

  15. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is so very cool. It really caught my eye. I adore chunky jewelry! I love this because you can have the chunkiness without so much weight!

  16. moarkgal
    moarkgal says:

    Great necklace – I think your crochet technique was perfect and I love several strand necklaces!

  17. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Reet, It’s BEAUTIFUL! It reminds me of flowing water!! LOVE, love!!!

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