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The Koi Pool

About this design:

The Rhodonite focal is the inspiration. Reminds of dark water, lotus and koi appearing and disappearing.


Rhodonite, Rainbow Obsidian, White Agate, Rain Forest Jasper. 18 gauge sterling silver wire. Rhodonite with green is a bit hard to find, and the focal is very special to me.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. John M
    John M says:

    I am sorry about the highlight on the focal.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    John, you certainly have a distinctive style and a very pleasing one at that. The pendant is the most unusual piece of rhodonite I’ve ever seen. I’ll have to be on the look out for similarly colored stones. Thanks for sharing all of your great pieces.

  3. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Beautiful! Your work is so intricate! I love it!

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Another one in my book, I love it.

  5. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    John, you’ve done it again. Beautiful beads, beautifully designed and your work is wonderful. I just received a strand of rhodonite with pyrite small ovals LB and several of them have green in them. The first time I had seen it until now. Keep sending us beautiful things.

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    John, I think we may have the same source for our Rhodonite (check out my “Misty Morn” & “Cherry Blossom Hills” pieces). I know what you mean about it reminding one of water/koi/lotus, each stone is a little piece of art in and of itself. Lovely, lovely, lovely… :)

  7. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Ok chicks and rooster, I want to know where you got that pendant stone. John, it is a work of art.

  8. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    John, I just love the way you combine fabulous stones with wire! Another gorgeous piece!

  9. John M
    John M says:

    Thank you all for your kind comments. For CAS, yes, it could be. For Sali Jo. At the risk of doing something inappropriate naming a competitor, the pendant came from Ebay seller, pguan78. Don’t remember where the beads came from at the moment.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Oooh, I think this is my fave so far! I love the rhodonite pendant! The spiral wirework is gorgeous John!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    You,ve done it again John! I have yet to see one of your designs that I didn’t love. You have the perfect touch and a wonderful talent. The pendant bead is absolutely beautiful, and I think this is my favorite (at least so far!)!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    John, this is an absolutely wonderful work of art, and aptly named. Love all your work, but I think this one is my favorite. the rhodonite pendant is exquisite!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    John, what an exquisite pendant that you’ve described perfectly! Wonderful job with your wire work, as usual, and the necklace is gorgeous! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    GASP! This is inspiring!
    OK John, your work has caught the eye of all the ladies around here! :-D

  15. CAS
    CAS says:

    Yup! I’ve gotten some of my favorite pendants from the same source. And the necklace is still lovely. :D

  16. John M
    John M says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. Very gratifying to be accepted among so many talented artists!

  17. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful work, John! :) I love Rhodonite with inclusions: it is so dramatic ….

  18. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I really like your “koi pool” idea. I am enjoying your series of conversation piece designs that you have posted, and they are all in my favorites now. Not meaning to gush…I just like your work! :-)

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    The beads you’ve used have highlighted that gorgeous pendant beautifully!

  20. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Your age just shows everyone there is no time or age limit to stop creating! You are truly an inspiration to all of us here in the Design Gallery–your choice of gemstones and wirework to go with your theme (or idea) is so right on! You are SUPER talented! I hope you’ll keep sharing designs with us so we can benefit from your experience and technique!

  21. John M
    John M says:

    Thanks, again, everyone. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

  22. Cherie D
    Cherie D says:

    very, very nice.

  23. John M
    John M says:

    Thanks, Cherie!

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