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Desert Nuggets

About this design:

Beautiful Lima Beads turquoise nuggets with one of my hand-crafted, fire-painted copper pendants. There is something oh so compatible between copper and turquoise, though turquoise is more often paired with silver or coral. Together these elements made a stunning necklace that suggests a desert sunset.


Turquoise nuggets, sheet copper, sterling silver clasp

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  1. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Love the copper pendant, beautiful design!

  2. C Dobbertean
    C Dobbertean says:

    my goodness! were you peeking in my studio window last weekend? I just finished my necklace that looks just like its twin, but I used a copper leaf and copper hand forged clasp!Great Minds…

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I love it! Turquoise, being a favorite of mine and copper too, I love the rugged, earthy flavor of it! This is going straight to my Favs!

  4. Truckin Grandma Karen
    Truckin Grandma Karen says:

    My colors again. Love Love. I’ll take this one too. beatiful.

  5. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    simple yet stunning! the copper looks great with the turquoise. Great design!

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

    Incredibly beautiful!

  7. Lynn g
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  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Utterly simple … utterly GORGEOUS! More than a little WOW! Love it! :)

  9. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Another beautiful design!!!

  10. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Your handcrafted copper pendant goes beautifully with the Turquoise nuggets. It’s a stunning necklace.

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

    I love this, definitely has a very natural, Santa Fe-type feel to it, and I completely agree with you about the turquoise & copper thing :)

  12. noname
    noname says:

    Jill, gorgeous work! Looks good enough to eat – well, eat, if you happen to be a troll – but then, all the trolls I know would say, “Aww! Too pretty to eat!”
    By the way, can you recommend a good online source for sheet copper?

  13. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Love it!!

  14. Grams Gigi
    Grams Gigi says:

    Beautiful…. i love this

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Another stunning beauty!

  16. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    The pendant is stunning with the turquoise nuggets!

  17. Leigh D
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