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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “River Stones”:
    “Gorgeous! The colors are so serene and restful.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Thanks guys! Becky, I'm with you! More IS more, lol!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thanks for the step by step! The photos really help, I was definitely trying to put…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

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    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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Confetti and Sea Collection


About this design:

Well I will tell you that the cost of silver is getting outrageous, so you know I love silver, I found a cool way to cut back and still have my silver, I bought porcelain blanks ( nothing on them) I used my PMC silver and pasted these, and then decorated them with small bits of silver to create my collection. The 2 puffed square ones are antiqued, I haven't done the rest yet. There is 4 lentil beads, 2 small beads, 3 pendants, 2 spacers. I would like to know what you think, this is kinda of experiment. I hand polished each one.

Components:

PMC Silver, Porcelain, czs, and d. glass

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Here are some more photos.

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  2. C Clark
    C Clark says:

    Beautiful. I think it is a great idea. The pendants, etc. will probably be a little lighter and the effect will be the same. Are they covered with silver on the back too? We all want the look of quality without going bankrupt to get it.

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    They are 100% covered with silver..

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    K H says:

    Aren’t you the cleaver one!!!! These are really cool!!!!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    yup! silver is getting expensive! looking for nice alternatives, too! not sure what you mean about pasting silver clay to porcelain because I don’t know anything about PMC silver clay but what I do know is these are really nice and I’d call this experiment a sucess! :)

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

    Lynn, I think you’ve hit on a fantastic idea! These are all gorgeous and you’ve done a wonderful job with them! Your PMC work always amazes me! :D

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Wonderful Idea! Great work. Did I say Beautifully done? They absolutely are fantastic.

  8. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    They are all amazing Lynn!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wow! What a clever solution and beautiful, too.

  10. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, these are such great pendants, Lynn!! And what a genius solution! :D

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Thanks everyone, I will see how it goes with a show in 2 weeks..

  12. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    These are really beautiful and you have come up with a great idea.

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lynn, these are amazing! I love them all! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Awesome love them alll!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is a great idea … I love all the different shapes and antiqued or not, they are so neat. Great idea to combat the rising cost of silver. Let us know how your show goes … best wishes! SLS

  16. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    These are fabulous Lynn! So are you “painting the Blanks” with silver slip and then firing/torching to bring out the color? ARe the decorations example the shell a blank too or PMC. I am trying to understand the method you used to create these beauties! I use to paint ceramics and porcelain many moons ago and we would paint the rims on a plate and then fire it in a kiln and the gold would be bright and shiney.

  17. Violet
    Violet says:

    What a great idea !!!!! So pretty !!! Be sure to let us know how the show goes !!

  18. juju
    juju says:

    good luck in your show,so pretty.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Well, this is just an intuitive guess on my part, but I bet you won’t have any trouble at selling these, and that you’ll be making lots more of them! These are gorgeous and totally ingenious! :D

  20. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Dawn after I paint the slip on the blanks (many coats) I use syringe and clay pieces to decorate, then fire.. These blanks are plain nothing in on them..

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

    Lynn, so smart, and beautiful! Best of luck with the show.

  22. DragonflyDi
    DragonflyDi says:

    Do you sell these online? ETSY or somewhere? they are wonderful;

  23. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    I just saw these while egg-hunting – these are absolutely beautiful! And very clever too!

  24. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    How did I miss these – what a fantastic idea!
    (How did they do at the show, BTW?) Do you have any left? ;)

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