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Blue Sky Turquoise necklace

About this design:

A mixed media necklace in turquoise and brown colors made with silk ribbon, wood beads, Turquoise nuggets and squares, an Impression Jasper pendant, oxidized silver beads and this lovely big Shibuichi clasp as a focal. This is my first silk ribbon necklace. I like the result and hope you do too!?


Turquoise, Wood beads, Impression Jasper, silk ribbon, oxidized silver, Shibuichi toggle clasp, SP toggle, beading wire, silver wire, crimp beads.

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  1. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Very nice! It’s great how you used that gorgeous toggle as part of the focal… and I love turquoise (such pretty ones) with brown.

  2. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    I love how the silk ribbon contrasts with the weight of the stones on the opposite side. I personally think the necklace would look to heavy if it was symetrical. And I love this colour combo.

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow I love this, love the ribbon touch too..

  4. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Stunning necklace Wenche, absolutely love this!

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautiful design, Wenche! Love it!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wenche, you made a necklace! Gorgeous color combo. Love the contrast of the hard and soft elements. :)

  7. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Gorgeous! Great mixture of materials and like the fact it’s off balance.

  8. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Beautiful necklace Wenche!!

  9. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    So unique!

  10. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    So beautiful, Wenche! :D

  11. opalgem101
    opalgem101 says:

    Really really like this design. A little goes a long way with the turquoise.

  12. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thank you everyone! Glad you liked it! :-)

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Unique and lovely necklace.

  14. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Very lovely! That toggle with the silk with the turquoise with the jasper…just magic!

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    Kristine S says:

    Ditto on all the positive comments! I love the asymmetrical look with the ribbon and using the toggle as part of the pendent. It’s very elegant!

  16. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I love this one Wenche! So nice to see those lovely turquoise squares used that we got together so long ago – can you believe August will be 2 years??! SLS

  17. Danielle F
    Danielle F says:

    OOOO! Inspiration! Love the offset toggle coupled with the sheer ribbon. very original and beautiful.

  18. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thank you, girls! And Shannon, I’m glad I finally found a “home” for some of the Turquoise squares – it took too long – but they are really gorgeous!! 2 years?? Yes, we def need to plan to go to Santa Fe next year!:-)

  19. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    It’s beautiful – I love it!

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