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Marie Antoinette

About this design:

When I saw this piece of broken china and then found the rhodochrosite and the pearls, I knew exactly what it would be! Ok so I read too many books on Marie over the summer! I took a bezel and put it around the china piece and then wired these little gray pearls to bring out the gray in the focal. The rhodocrosite is Grade A and beautiful. In between each of these rosy little gems I put tiny black diamond Swarovski crystals. I strung the pearls with tiny rose Swarovski crystals, and voila! It was done. And it turned out just like I had dreamed for it!


china piece,freshwater pearls, Rhodochrosite, Swarovski crystals

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Absolutely stunning, Sali Jo! Your china focal is amazing, both in the pattern and your wonderful bezel design. And the rhodochrosite and pearls really finish this off beautifully! Wow!

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    K H says:

    upcycled to the max! Totally love it!!!! :)

  3. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    What an awesome design, Sali Jo! I love it!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Amazing great desgin love this beauty!

  5. NY Bella
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  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wow! Just plain WOW!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Wow, is right!! You are a genius, Sali Jo!
    Love EVERYTHING about this stunning piece!

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

    I just have to agree with all the other ladies’ comments, Sandra! This is absolutely stunning!!! I’ve admired this beauty ever since you listed her in your Etsy shop! :D I love the color combo and am very impressed with the way you managed to attach those pearls to the piece of china — you are a very clever Chicky! :D

  9. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    I’ve wanted to do a china piece for a long time, and this piece is truly inspiring, wow!

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