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"Black Tie" Casual

About this design:

This is one of my favorite pieces as it can be worn as formal or casual. The Orthoceras Fossil is once of my favorite stones to work with in design, but is becoming increasingly hard to find. The Orthoceras is found in Morocco and is 4 million years old.


10mm Black Agate faceted beads. Faceted black onyx. Grey freshwater pearls coin shaped. Pewter spacers. Bali Silver Clasp, Silver over brass components.

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  1. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Stunning! The fossil is beautiful. You tied it all together with a fantastic design. Love it!

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Beautiful necklace! Love that fossil, I have never heard of it but it is stunning :-)

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    qltldy10 says:

    Wow, that’s gorgeous! I love how the fossil continues the vertical line of the upper pendant.

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Stunning piece…I love the fossil very unusual, great job!! :)

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a gorgeous necklace! Love that pendant, your design, and the mix of gems! :D Welcome to the Design Gallery!

    BTW, what is the length of the necklace and the pendant, please?

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is stunning!!! and wonderful work..

  7. RosaLee J
    RosaLee J says:

    Lynn, the necklace is 20″ and the pendant metal and stone is 3.5″. I measured with the stringing material to make sure it laid on the chest where it should. Some of my students watching me make this liked this length – as perfect for sweater season. I probably should put a pic in on the neck so all can see. I’ll add that today if possible. Thanks for the comments and questions.

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

    Thanks for the info on the lengths, RosaLee! I can picture this looking great over a sweater or with an open-necked top, too! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Welcome t the design gallery stunning piece love the fossil pendant!

  10. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Nothing casual about this baby. It’s gorgeous!

  11. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    That fossil is amazing, and so is the necklace.

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