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About this design:

I was asked to design a piece to be raffled off as a fund raiser for the Long Island 2-Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. Naturally, we wanted some sort of pink. I wanted it a design that could transition from jeans to special occasion and would retail for at least $200 to justify the $5 raffle ticket. Cathy was a great help when I called to ask about the beryl morganite and what might complement it. Of course, I had to add a personal touch with some wire work. The pendant "bezel" is hand wrapped sterling silver.
There will be earrings, but I haven't decided on a design yet. Either simple beryl morganite with a bead cap or wrapped coin pearls like the pendant.


8mm faceted beryl morganite, faceted rose quartz rondelles, coin pearls from my LBS, sterling silver spacers and components.

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is a fabulous piece Jeanne! I love your design! The inclusion of the “pink ribbon” in the back makes this piece so special! Good luck with the fund raiser! I’m sure this will be a hit!!

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is beautiful!!! I think you picked the right colors for this special piece. :)

  3. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you, Maria and Lynn! I had to wear it down to the LBS to show the owner since she helped pick out the pearls. It looks fabulous with a gray turtleneck and jeans!

    The event is in 2 weeks. I’ve had to pass on all sorts of Christmas fairs to prepare. It started out as a home show featuring my jewelry. Now it’s an open house at a salon. They expect 40-50 women in 3 hours. I’m hoping to have enough inventory.

  4. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Love the way you made the pearl in to a focal piece. Stunning! The color combo is perfect.

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    K H says:

    Awesome piece. I hope you raise a lot of $$$ for the cause, as I lost se real friends to BC.

  6. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    WOW, Jeanne!! As usual your work is fantastic! The wire wrapping is so pretty and I love the addition of the ribbon on the back. Hope that your piece raises lots of money for such a good cause. :)

  7. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you so much ladies!
    I found the ss ribbon at Michaels’s. I knew I had to have it for this piece.

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

    Jeanne!!! Welcome back!!! ;)

    What a gorgeous necklace — love the design and your color combo is perfect! :D I really like how you’ve connected the 2 strands in the back to the clasp. 8)

    Wishing you the best of Chicky luck at the fund raiser — though I’m sure you won’t need it — your pieces are so fabulous! :D

    I miss you tons, dear friend! Sending mega-hugs to you (and Larry and Sam, of course)!!! :D

    BTW, I was looking at your Etsy shop today and you have some beautiful new pieces listed!

  9. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Hi Lynn! Thank you dear friend! I’ve missed you too! I had a busy, successful fall fair season. And then I was down with pneumonia for 3 weeks late October into November. Just getting caught up on school work and jewelry. Must fill you in on more in a message someday.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful piece Jeanne!

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, I am currently at home recovering from pneumonia — Yikes! I didn’t realize Chickies as young as we are could get pneumonia! ;) 8O Glad to hear you’re feeling better — looking forward to hearing from you when your schedule slows down! Hugs! :D

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