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Frosted Folliage – Starry Night


About this design:

This piece was inspired by all the recent bad weather. I used labordorite and silver kelshi pearls to create the look of flozen foliage. Each stand was accented with a few lavender and pink crystals, to add to the icy look – these strands were then twisted together with some silver wire to create the focal. The remainder of the necklace was created by stringing peacock pearls and pink crystals.




Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Katherine, this is a very pretty design. Just what someone needs to bring them into summer. I love how you made the front of the necklace look so full and then tapered of with the row of rounds. Very nice.

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hmmmmm Your description is the same one for your “Oceana” pendant. Oops!

    I do love this set — your necklace design is fabulous! Sure would love to learn more about it, please. :)

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    K H says:

    Opps!!! My bad!!!! I tried to write the descriptions in Word (so as to be able to spell check and save for future reference) and doggone it, I cut and pasted the wrong one. So much for being effecient. Hope it’s fixed now. Katherine

  4. L Richards
    L Richards says:

    This is beautiful. I love the cool feel.

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the update on the design process, Katherine! I really love this! :D

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Really nice! I love how you used the keishi pearls and the labordorite together!

  7. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Just beautiful!

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is just soooo cool. Love, love, love it. :D

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Oh I love this so pretty

  10. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    This combination is so rich looking. I think this is stunning.

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Katherine, another gorgeous design! :D

  12. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is beautiful, and a wonderful combo of color.

  13. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    A great design and I love the color!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful indeed!

  15. Violet
    Violet says:

    Lovely !!!!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Katherine, I love this design! This would be gorgeous in all kinds of color combos, and I love the fullness at the front…very rich looking! :D

  17. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    so pretty! Looks just like the name!

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