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    Beadaholic1 on “Spring Green”:
    “Wonderful design, lovely colors and it's going right into my favs! The wirework is…” read »

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    kye on “Spiral Dance”:
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    kye on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    kye on “Easy Does It”:
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    “I am in love with these. Couldn't be any more perfect. Your an amazing artist. Keep…” read »

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    kye on “Finally”:
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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

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

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

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

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

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    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”:
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l'amour d'été


About this design:

This is my entry for the ABS May challenge
My wedding anniversary is in June .
I'm lucky enough to be spending it in Nassau this year! I think this might be just the thing to wear to a romantic dinner !
I may be old ..but, I'm not that old ...LOL!!!
m.e. : D


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  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous necklace! Congrats already on your wedding anniversary to come :-)

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is lovely as the rest of your designs have a wonderful trip and a great anniversary!!! Hope you win your challenge!

  3. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Beautiful greens! Love it and and congrats on your anniversary :)

  4. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is something! Good luck and enjoy your vacation! :-)

  5. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Beautiful focal bead!!! Happy Anniversary!

  6. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    WOW!!! Just added to my favorites. This is B E A U T I F U L !

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Mary Ellen, this is stunning! You know I adore all your pieces, of course…..just ask my credit card!!! LOL ;) This is sure to take first prize! :D

    Congrats on your upcoming anniversary and exciting trip to celebrate! I assume your hubby is going along, too? 8) ROTFLOL

    BTW, we’re NEVER too old to wear fabulous jewelry and/or go out for a romantic dinner!!! :D :D :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    MaryEllen – This piece took my breath away.
    Besides the fact that I love that color green… the focal is amazing, the hearts stunning and just the all over design – just beautiful.
    Who needs a romantic dinner – all you need is the necklace!

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    Beadazzled says:

    Oh My…this is really special…so gorgeous….

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This so pretty … perfect for your romantic vacation dinner!! SLS

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is gorgeous!

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    Mary Ellen Parker says:

    Thank you all so very,very much!!!
    m.e. :D

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lovely design! ;)

  14. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Just fabulous! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Another stunning design, Mary Ellen! And congratulations on being the featured designer of the week at http://www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com too! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    Mary Ellen Parker says:

    Thank you soooo much !!!
    I was so surprised and thrilled to see my necklace on ABS!!!
    m.e. :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, Mary Ellen!!! :-D
    I never get tired of seeing your amazing and creative designs and this is no exception!
    Congrats on being the ABS feature too!

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