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Mother's Day Necklace

About this design:

A friend of mine saw a photo in a magazine, and asked me to make something similar for her for Mother's Day. It's not really like the photo, it'd be too heavy if it I improvised a little. Earrings are yet to come. Hope she likes it!


Citrine faceted nuggets(local shop). Moonstone rounds, citrine rounds, pearls of various sizes and colors, crystals of various sizes and colors, silver plated chain, silver toggle. All LB.

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Susie — WOW WOW WOW!!! This is such a beautiful design and mix of gems/colors! It looks delicate, yet substantial enough to make a statement! Your friend will LOVE what you’ve created for her! :D

    P.S. What is the total length, please?

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    How could she not like it?! This is just stunning Susie!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Can I add a few WOWS to Lynn Eileen’s?!! :-D
    She pretty much said it all!
    OK wait, here’s another……..WOW! ;-)

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Ladies! I’m not really a cluster girl, so it was a bit frustrating to make.

    Lynn, the total length is 19 inches. I may need to take an inch off, cuz my friend is skinny!

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    Clarice W says:

    Beautiful! Just what I would like to create.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow…lots of work went into this piece. It’s just divine! The Citrine beads are wonderful,and the other beads are soft and very complimentary.
    Kudos to your effort of this..especially since it’s out of your comfort zone. I’m sure she will treasure it! :)

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Oh its beautiful so will LOVE it!

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

    Thanks, Susie! :D

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    I’m adding a few WOW’s to the WOW’s!! WOW,WOW,WOW :) Pretty!! :) Great job, it really looks beautiful…

  10. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    This is going to be so much fun for somebody to wear! Lovely!

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks Ladies, for the compliments! I am presenting it to my friend tomorrow…..

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  13. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    More wows!!!

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LOve it, Susie!

  15. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Smashing necklace!!

  16. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very sunning, I love the gemstones you used..

  17. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you all again for the compliments! My friend LOVED it, and I am so pleased!

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Was there any doubt, Susie? ;) So happy your friend loves it as much as we all do!!! :d

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Lynn! I wasn’t sure what she would think, but to see her face when I opened the box! WOW! No wonder beading is addicting!

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