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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 »

  • Little Round Chick
    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 »

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    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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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    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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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “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 »

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    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 “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

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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 »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

besos del sol


About this design:

Today is a gorgeous sunny day! Spring is right around the corner. This necklace was inspired by sunshine and girasols. :)

Components:

yellow smoky quartz nuggets from LB, green garnet chips, antique brass plated chain from LB, smoky quartz faceted rice beads from LB, imitation pearls, Labradorite pendant, antique brass spacers and findings, Vintaj magnolia bead caps & filigree wreaths, Green Girl Studios sunflower clasp.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Martha, This is stunning. Love the fresh spring colors!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Martha! I love the design and the colors! :D

  3. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Great design!! I wish I could feel the spring here!!

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

    Gorgeous colors and design, Martha! Definitely has a “Spring” feeling to it! :D

  5. gggailggg
    gggailggg says:

    This is beautiful. Spring is definitely in the air.

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    OMG I love it, this is a stunning necklace. I sure cant wait till spring. :)

  7. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I absolutely adore this necklace and let me tell you ladies the picture just does not do it justice. It is gorgeous in person! I would love to make something like this too!

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Every bit of this necklace is fabulous. Love it

  9. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous design!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Martha, what a beautiful design! Love it!

  11. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    This is beautiful, Martha! Love the title, too ;)

  12. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Wonderful and innovative.

  13. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Martha, I love this one! So pretty and such a nice combo of everything you put together … as I told Wenche recently … it just ‘sings’! And sounds like Dawn has seen it in person and can attest to the fact that it’s even prettier in person … wow, hard to believe that! SLS

  14. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Martha, this necklace is off the hook! I L-O-V-E it! I love the colors and how everything is in the right place at the right time. It’s gorgeous and exquisite dear beading sister! Great job! To quote Billy Crystal “you look marvelous!” and most certainly will when you are wearing this beauty out. Thanks for sharing.

  15. OneOfAKindJewels4u
    OneOfAKindJewels4u says:

    GORGEOUS!!!!!! You are definetely a great designer. Ty for sharing with us.

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

    adding to the acclaim – Martha, this is beautiful! Wonderful necklace

  17. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    This one really speaks girls! I thought I heard the necklace say to me take me home! Put me on your neck! Had I tried that I am sure Martha would have stuck me in the bouncy thing and had the pumpkins jump on me! IT really is a grat piece!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design Martha!

  19. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Simply incredible!! It just WORKS! I’m inspired!

  20. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you, Darling Chickies! Your lovely words fill my heart with pearls of joy! :D

    Dawn – HA! You crack me up, my friend! The pumpkins do love that inflatable “bouncy” thing. I promise never to throw you in there with them. ;)

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    OK, now I am ROTFLOL at the thought of Dawn bouncing with your pumpkins, Martha!!! :D :D :D

  22. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Wow – what a stunning piece! Love the subtle colors, and wonderful design! :D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    What a beauty, Martha! I love the Vintaj mixed in, too! Perfect!

  24. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you, Sue and Lynda! :D

  25. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    The trouble with coming in late in a conversation is that all the good adjectives are already used :( but I want you to know that I think this necklace is marvelous! It is sooooo much more than the sum of its parts.

  26. Steph
    Steph says:

    Love it great job.

  27. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Muchas gracias, Eeka and Steph! :D

  28. A Juneau
    A Juneau says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you, A. Juneau! :D

  30. Krystone Jewelry
    Krystone Jewelry says:

    Beautiful!:)

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