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Description from Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick: One of Larry's "hats" is that he is a personal driver. He drives Katie and her dogs into Manhattan every Wednesday. He didn't think a "homemade" necklace was enough for her at Christmas so he also got a huge gift from Harry and David. I made a beautiful 3 stand twisted piece with a removeable pendant. I actually used "turquoise jasper from a local shop, similar in color to russian amazonite. also crystals, silver, seed beads and czech class. Katie absolutely loved it and was touched that I would make something just for her.
*The validation came the other day when Larry asked me to make her matching earrings for her birthday!!!Woo-hoo!


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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Jeanne, how utterly, utterly sweet! The pick and the story of it. I’d love to see the earrings you come up with.

    My nephew has decided to go to Hofstra to college in the fall.

  2. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    AWESOME, Jeanne! Awesome! such a compliment – and most well deserved, I am sure! and beautiful pick!

  3. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    my favorite color in the whole wide world…great pick! :)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you!

    CAS -Hofstra is a great school. I know how hard that decision is. He and his parents must be relieved!
    Hey – Let me know if you visit. It’s a little over an hour from me.

  5. CAS
    CAS says:

    I thought that it was pretty close to you, and of course I’ll let you know if I visit him. Where’s you gorgeous girl going?

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    She finally decided to go to the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg VA. I’m happy with her decision. Even though it is about 7 hours away. But that’s a day trip for my husband – LOL

  7. CAS
    CAS says:

    And I’m sure if Daddy’s little girl calls, and says … “Daddy I need…, I miss…, I want…” … that he’d be there as fast as fast can be. LOL

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Oh yeah!
    Plus he drives up I-95 at least once a month. She’ll be just a few minutes off the interstate. Guess where he’ll be having dinner!

    Hey – what’re we going to do for our birthdays? mine’s the 13th of July! Knew there was a reason I liked you!

  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    I don’t know, but we should do something really fun. I’ll be $*. You?

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    What does $* mean?

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    They’re done!
    Just excuse my reflection – lol
    Can’t figure out how take the picture without me in it.


  12. CAS
    CAS says:

    Look at the numbers under the symbols on your keypad, silly. ;) It’s a way of saying your age, without saying your age, if you know what I mean.

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    Jeanne they are stunning! I love the silver discs, can I ask where you got them. Wowie!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    duh! I’ll be %@. But I refuse to act it!

    I bought the discs locally Friday. But then last night looking for sterling, I found them on for half the price. Yes, I ordered more.

  15. CAS
    CAS says:

    And who says we have to act our ages! I have never acted my age, and don’t plan to start at this date either. So there! Take that! People who think we should act our age … pahhh … ;)

    Thanks for the site Jeanne!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Jeanne, what a great story! Congrats! Like the earrings & the necklace sounds beautiful!

  17. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Dizzy Chick – log back into the blog, I added a photo to your post :)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Some of their beads can be a little iffy, but I’ve been happy with the sterling. and what they call german silver is good inexpensive alternative.
    But then, soon I won’t have to go there :)

    Tahnks Lori – Unfortunately, I never took pictures of the necklace.

    Gotta run – dinner’s ready.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Thanks Susan, I will!

    Jeanne, don’t you hate that, you do something great & don’t have a photo?! It’s a hard habit to get into, but I try to keep photos of everything lately.

    Mmm, dinner. Will be heading that way soon, too!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Jeanne, beautiful pick and congrats on your “validation”…we all need that!
    Also,congrats on Sam choosing a school that you are also happy with!
    I was just reminiscing with my son (via Skype, what a life saver for a mom who misses her only kiddo!) that he graduated from college 9 years ago this weekend…and then left us! To pursue a career, of course but we still miss him…after 9 years!
    However, we have adjusted…it takes time!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    LOVE the colors in this pick and the earrings you posted are gorgeous! I love them and you did a fab job!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Susan! Thanks! Way cool! Going to have to snoop around the blog features more, instead of chatting!

  23. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Such a lovely pick! The Russian amazonite is so nice, and has a very different look. It really shimmers.

  24. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Great earrings ~ thanks for the link! Beautiful pick too!! :-)

  25. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Oooooo, the earrings are just gorgeous! Congratulations on the validation, too! It’s so important to be appreciated for what we do. You’re very talented!

    BYW, I’m %@, too. But I always say I’m still !&.

  26. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    gorgeous earrings, Jeanne!

  27. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:


  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Gorgeous earrings! Thanks for the link, too, Jeanne! Congrats on your validation — it’s well-deserved!

    Love the system for listing ages!!! Very clever! LOL :-)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Debra – you are too funny!
    and I am not %@ yet! I have 2 more months! so there!
    Thanks for the compliments ladies!

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