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Canadian jade necklace with earings

About this design:

A friend of mine will turn 60 in May. I asked her to take a look at beads at LB and choose the stone she likes. She picked Canadian jade and the rest was left up to me with the only request: just use this stone and no embellishments of metal or such...which I personally would have used if I made it for sale...I tried my best..the result you can see...On her request I made earings too. The oblong beads are wrapped in Vintaj filigree.


Canadian Jade, TierraCast toggle clasp - all bought at LB

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    olive penguin says:

    What a beautiful and simple design. That jade is wonderful. I’m sure your friend will love it!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Cool and smooth! what a beautiful gift. I’m sure she’ll treasure it for years! The toggle is gorgeous,and really adds class.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design! You can never go wrong with Canadian Jade. :)

  4. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Thank you for your wonderful and encouraging comments…:-))

  5. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I love jade, this is pretty even without other components :-)

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    D Allen says:

    Just happen to stumble upon this site – finding it quite awesome.

  7. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Ya…addictive! :-)

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lovely jade necklace! ;)

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    Dot J says:

    Love it – and Canadian Jade. One of my top ten favorite beads are some Canadian Jade rounds with Pyrite. Have not been sure what to do with them – this necklace inspires me! Simple, sleek, classic.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I think you did a great job following your friend’s restrictions but still making it eyecatching! I would have been sorely tempted to add another texture/finish. I think if she likes the stone unembellished, she will LOVE this!

  11. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    I hope so too…waiting until I go to Moscow in autumn and see the way it looks on her.. I made also a pair of earrings but waiting for the good light to take a photo…

  12. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Just added a couple of pics with the earrings

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