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    A Groundwater on “💜Moonstone💜”:
    “Thanks so much, everyone! You are all so lovely and sweet :) The grey…” read »

  • T thornton
    T thornton on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Love the Misty look. Like a lake in Scotland.I love the thought you put into it.…” read »

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    T thornton on “Spring Birds”:
    “I am in love with these. Couldn't be any more perfect. Your an amazing artist. Keep…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “you really should try something of the sort, just take it a step at a…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Easy Does It”:
    “A modern, simple, and effective way to show off a beautiful bead or stone!…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Great to share this time of year with proms and weddings!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Finally”:
    “I wondered what you were going to do with that beautiful focal. You certainly did it…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »


About this design:

My colored chainmaille. Pattern is four-in-one european. The turquoise stone is also cutted and polished by me. My first stone cutting!!!! I do not have real stone cutting and polishing machines/tools, but seems like one is able to do that with some other tools ;).
On the second picture there is matching bracelet.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Stunning! Gorgeous! Beautiful! :-D

  2. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    OMG! This is exquisite! 8O

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, exquisite and spectacular! There just aren’t enough words for this one, Arja! :D

  4. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Fit for a queen!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very Elegant!

  6. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow Arja, This is amazing, your talents are endless!!!

  7. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ahhhh, how pretty Arja. And wow, you cut and polished that stone too??! Impressive. The necklace is breathtaking and the bracelet a divine compliment to it. :-)

    Will there be matching chainmaille earrings to go with the set? Or perhaps a ring?! LOL. SLS

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Holy Moly! Fabulous design. Love it!

  9. MoonBell
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  10. NY Bella
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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh WOW!! This is stunning Arja!! AND you cut and polished your own stone too!!! I want to learn so badly how to do that. And you did it without stone cutting tools?! Amazing! Wanna’ let us in on your secret tool stash?

  12. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow Arja how beautiful!!! and to cut your own rock too, I love them….

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Everything about this necklace is gorgeous and amazing, Arja! I saw the bracelet in your shop and wondered if you were going to create anything else to go with it. Your talents are incredible!!! :D

  14. Violet
    Violet says:

    WOW !!!! Arja, you are amazing !!!!
    I love this design, and congrats on cutting your own stone too… I want to learn to do that someday !!!

  15. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, I LOVE this, Arja!

  16. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Thank You, my dear friends :) . I had my very first show today. A lot of likes, but no sells. I am doing something badly wrong!

  17. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    You know I love this work – I’ve said it before!! Is it true that you didn’t sell anything? You know what – you should take your jewelry at work if you haven’t done it yet (well, I guess there are some women at your work?). Before christmas I was attending a big show here in my hometown, and there were A LOT of people there. But guess what – I sold almost more to my collegues at work in one hour than at that big show!!

  18. Gemme Designs
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  20. Pam
    Pam says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  21. Steph
    Steph says:

    LOVE it…..

  22. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Sorry to hear Arja that the show wasn’t a hit. Those people must not have been in the mood to buy yesterday. I agree with Wenche … the guys and gals at my work tend to be some of the best repeat customers! Keep us posted!! SLS

  23. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    This is simply stunning!! You have so much talent. How great to be able to cut your own stones. Love all of your pieces.

  24. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Arja, This collar is fantastic! I love the color and style! Awesome design as always!

  25. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Your work on polishing the stone is amazing, fabulous chainmail and design, love it!

  26. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    This is stunning. There are a lot of talented people but You are a real artist. I would wear almost every piece you have made and would be proud to have created any of them. I can’t imagine you have sold everything before it was even finished. Finding a market for your pieces may take time but you will

  27. Claire C
    Claire C says:

    This jewelry could inspire and entire fashion ensemble! The Nefertiti collection. Sort of timely with the recent passing of my favorite Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor. Doing your own stone cutting and polishing empowers you. giving you the option to chose whatever stones you desire for your work; this is so awesome!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    absolutely fabulous set! …maybe the show was a wrong fit? think maybe a juried artisan type show would be a good match but, I’m no expert… just a thought

  29. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    The good thing about looking for eggs is finding designs I’ve missed! OMG Arja, this is fabulous! And of COURSE you cut your own stone – why am I not surprised?? Definitely going into my favs….

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    B Arnold says:

    This is very nice I to enjoy Chainmaille This is my first time on this sight and must say that I have see more items I enjoy than any other

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