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Summer Sky

About this design:

I think the Sodalite focal says it all. Deep blue sky of summer with various types of white clouds.


Not a lot going on here, 18 gauge ss wire, Sodalite, Lapis, White Agate, White Fire Agate. Simple, easy design.

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    You say simple, I say fabulous! Your wire work is wonderful. The silver spirals enhance the marriage of beautiful blue and white stones.

  2. John M
    John M says:

    Fellow jewelry artists, this will be my last submission to the design gallery until sometime in September. I’ve got a lot of designs in various stages of completion and if I don’t get a move on, you folks won’t be able to see them at all! I will check in from time to time to see how the rest of you are doing. In the meantime, happy beading to you, and again, thanks for all the wonderful comments you’ve given.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Another exquisite piece of work, John. Is your back ground the neutral gray generally used in photography? I don’t remember the % any more. Regardless it is a beautiful necklace.

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    K H says:

    Impressive! Good luck with your other projects, I look forward to seeing them.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    This is lovely John, needless to say I love your spirals :)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    It has been an honor to view your designs. We hope to see more of your work in the future.
    ps – I enjoy your blog, too!

  7. Carola
    Carola says:

    Beautiful !!! Looking forward to your new designs in September. Added to favorites!

  8. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is sooo nice, John! Blue summer sky, can it be better!!? Great piece of work, no doubt about that!!

  9. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Just beautiful, John! I’ve enjoyed your work so much and will look forward to your return in Sept with what I know will be gorgeous and inspirational pieces! Happy beading to you!!

  10. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Beautiful necklace!! Look forward to your work in September! Take care John!!

  11. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful work, John. There are two weeks left until September, so… see your works in two weeks :) ( I hope…)

    I wish you happy splash of creative beading.

  12. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Another beautiful design – I cannot wait to see your new creations!

  13. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Another fabulous piece John! Do you sell your pieces anywhere? Festivals or on line? They are truly beautiful and look forward to seeing your creations upon your return. Farewell for now……

  14. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Another one for my favorites list!!! Blue with it. :-)

    I know what you mean about having to take some creative time. We have a home show coming up at the end of September, and I just have very little time now. That said, I surely enjoy taking a break to enjoy the work of all the other artists who are putting their designs here.

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    John, it’s been a pleasure to meet you here again after first seeing you on Eni’s Jewelry Lessons! :D Enjoy your creative time and know that we’ll welcome you back anytime!!!

    This is just beautiful! Blue + spirals = a favorite! :D

  16. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    So nice,can you read my mind? I like looking at your jewelry.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Very colorado sky! again, a wonderful piece, John. We’ll miss seeing your smiling face around the site. Can’t wait to see your new pieces in September!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Another outstanding piece! All of your work is so incredibly beautiful and inspiring. I love the blue and the spirals in this.
    Will certainly miss you in your absence, but I know how hard it is to find creative time. I will just have to wait it out and look forward to your return. Don’t make us miss your smiling face for too long!

  19. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Your work is fabulous! Best beading wishes to you!

  20. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is a beautiful piece. I love all the wire work you did on it.

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