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Green-Eyed Lady -- Sugarloaf


About this design:

This has been 6 months in the making. It started as a backup for a wire-wrapped malachite/azurite pendant purchased at our local Arts & Jazz Festival. The stone is cut 90 degrees against the striations, giving it a bubbly look, with druzy. I found the beads and clasp at the Int'l Gem & Jewelry Show, and it then became an either/or design. The clasp was made by Adriana Spencer from San Antonio. Her friend makes the cabs & she sets them. This one looks like diachroic, but close inspection leads me to believe it is plastic slivers under resin. Either way, I love it. Check out adrianasbeadclasps.etsy.com. Yes, I strung every bead, and those emeralds have microscopic holes. (PITA) This one is mine, all mine. (Too expensive to sell, anyway.)

Components:

2mm & 3mm faceted emerald rondelles, 4mm malachiate rounds, SS/glass handmade clasp, Blue Moon bell caps, malachite/azurite pendant wrapped in SS, Beadalon 7-strand flex

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOW! I don’t blame you for wanting to keep it. A truly spectacular necklace. :)

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    amazing Bev…

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Amazing is definitely the right word.
    I can see why you’d want to keep this one!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous and a keeper for sure! :D

  5. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Thanks Chickies!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

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    Copper Penny says:

    Enjoy wearing it, it will look fabulous it is a real statement piece.

  8. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is a stunning piece! Great work!

  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This one is incredible! Love all the components and that clasp is great. Thanks for sharing … enjoy wearing it!! SLS

  10. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    love the malachite and emerald together..a great necklace

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Bev, this necklace is stunning! I love that clasp and the pendant you originally were going to use is gorgeous, too! :D Enjoy wearing this beauty!!!

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wow! This is stunning! A keeper for sure! Enjoy it!

  13. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Thanks to all. Sadly, I don’t get much opportunity to “dress” any more. At work I wear a uniform, steel toed boots, safety glasses, earplugs, and to top it all off….a “lunch-lady” white bonnet (think laboratory research). NO nail polish or jewelry allowed. :( Wonder how it would look with my yoga pants???? LOL

  14. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    I’ll bet it would look wonderful with your yoga pants! It is truly a wonderful piece!

  15. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Amazing! Fabulous! Spectacular! Malachite is one of my favorite stones. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of wearing this gorgeous piece!

  16. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Another beautiful piece, Bev!

  17. Steph
    Steph says:

    Very beautiful, love the mesh of color. Is keep it too.

  18. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    You’re definitely going to get noticed in that piece! It’s great! At least set a very high price that you would part with it for (that you would be happy that it sold for and be able to replace it).

  19. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    These are so cool! I absolutely love the druzy wrapped pendant!

  20. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I love the whole piece! Wear it proudly in a stunning sundress and hat when you go to your next gem/art show! Who knows someone may want to buy it off your neck! Sounds like you are very attached to it and i wuold keep it. You are right some pieces you will never get the investment or time out of it! I say keep it!

  21. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    They are all so beautiful, looks like a lot of work.

  22. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This is so lush and fabulous! With all the work you have in it, I don’t blame you for keeping it! Besides, it’s a great testimony to your detailed work – you can at least wear it at shows! Wow…..

  23. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    So Gorgeous!

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