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Hidden Jungle Pool

About this design:

The focal stone is again the key to the title. I love Rhyolite aka Rain Forest Jasper.


18 and 22 gauge sterling silver dead soft wire, ss charms and bead caps and spacers. In order from the pendant., Kyanite with Ocean Jasper, Rhyolite, Blue Pietersite, Lapidalite Jasper, Rhodonite with Green Opal, African Jade with Kiwi Jasper, and Rhodonite with Spider web Serpentine.

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  1. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I like this one, John! A very nice piece of work! :-)

  2. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    That pendant is georgeous! Love the mixed media in this piece.

  3. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    I like the color of your accent beads. Very nice piece. You have some real talent there, John. So nice to see pretty pieces designed by a man. We don’t have that many on the ole Design Bead Line!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    This is a stunning piece. The pendant is gorgeous, as is the combination of beads. The wire work and charms enhance the design.

    Welcome, John, to the Design Gallery!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Another winner John! It’s quite interesting that you were able to find Rhyolite pieces with bluish tints in them, and then accenting it with the other blue stones! Fantastic!

    Just wondering, is Spider Web serpentine the same as Russian Serpentine? They look very similar to each other.

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Of coarse this is my kind of stuff,love the wire work and color of the beads used.

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    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Beautiful necklace, John!! I also love Rain Forest Jasper. :D

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Beautiful necklace with a fabulous focal piece and wonderful wire work, John! :D

  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    Another really cool piece John! I agree with Sweet Chick (Mary), the addition of the Kyanite and Blue Pietersite is wonderful, and really brings an added and unexpected dimension to the Rhyolite. Fantastic!

  10. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Wow – this piece is amazing. Gorgeous!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Beautiful stones & colour combination, & the wirework of course! :)

  12. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Very nice, John!! I love to see a man making jewelry, too. ;)

  13. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    This is gorgeous!

  14. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful and very creative work, John :)

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    This is stunning! I love the focal piece with the addition of the charm! Your color choices are very cool and the wire work is great!

  16. John M
    John M says:

    Thank you so much for your kind comments!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Amazing work, John. I love this piece!

  18. Sunny Chick aka Diana
    Sunny Chick aka Diana says:

    This is gorgeous ~ what a craftsman!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    another stunning piece, John – you are truly gifted!

  20. John M
    John M says:

    Thanks again, everybody for your kind comments. Most appreciated.

  21. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very nice, I never dare to use so many different stones but I see now that it can be done very harmoniously! The combination has a unique quality.

  22. John M
    John M says:

    Thanks, Joanne. I like to use lots of different stones in my designs. Creates more interest, I think.

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