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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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    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”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
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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”:
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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 »

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

  • Little Round Chick
    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 »

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

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

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
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  • 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 »

turquoise and seashells


About this design:

looking forward to summer . . .

Components:

turquoise pendant from LB, shell from LB, handmade brass chain from LB, GGS clasp, etc . . .

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Martha this is gorgeous, perfect for a sunny summer day!!

  2. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    Great use of the swirly shells.

  3. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Cool necklace! I agree with Toad, nice way to use the swirly shells :)

  4. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    Martha, I absolutely love this!! What a great combo of beads.

  5. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    awesome, I also like the swirly shells. The chain is perfect for the design

  6. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is wonderful I have a pile of shell beads what a great way to use them!

  7. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:

    COOL! COOL! COOL!

  8. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Love those clasps and shells!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful!

  10. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is a great piece of jewelry art, Martha!!! :-)

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so cool.. I love the shells!!!!!

  12. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Agree with the above! How gorgeous is this!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Very cool!

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    Reet says:

    Absolutely gorgeous !

  15. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Me encanta! Gorgeous!

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

    LOVE this!

  17. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Love the shells on the chain, and they work so well with that turquoise pendant! Fab! :D

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Martha, I see a pattern in your buying habits…..LOL ;)

    What a gorgeous necklace! Perfect Summer design — love how you’ve used those shells! :D

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    Janet Miriam says:

    This is totally amazing!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Here comes summer!
    Great design!

  21. Grams Gigi
    Grams Gigi says:

    I really like the look of this, it could go with so much. Nice job

  22. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you, Chickies! Your lovely comments make my day! :D

  23. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Martha, what can I add that the other chicks haven’t said already. I love the way you used the pendant especially. It is an exquisite design my friend. Just an all around winner.

  24. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I’m finally getting around to commenting … love those cute shell beads! And the chain/pendant round it out perfectly Martha. SLS

  25. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Nothing much left to say except Ditto, Ditto, Ditto on all of the above comments. :D

  26. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you, Chickies! I appreciate your lovely comments. :D

  27. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Wow! missed this when it was brand new… I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it! I hope it’s gotten a lot of wear this summer…

  28. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you kindly, Eeka, my friend!! :D

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    K H says:

    I missed this one too. I was on vacation that week. I’m glad Mary found it!!!

    :)

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    qltldy10 says:

    Gosh, what a great design! Now I am rethinking the Halloween challenge I am working on!!

  31. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you so much, Katherine and qltldy! :D

  32. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    love:) <3

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