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About this design:

this necklace was a gift for my lovely sister-in-law. I could not resist sharing a photo of my pumpkins, too! :) Happy New Year to all the darling Chickies on LB!


raku beads, carved wood bead, metal butterfly link, faceted garnet nuggets from LB, Unicorne glass teardrops, peanut seed beads, sari silk, and Vintaj findings, etc.

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Martha! So glad to see you back! Before I comment on the necklace, I want to coment on those little pumpkins! They are adorable! And keeping you very busy I think!! Thanks for sharing their photo!

    This necklace is beautiful! Those Raku beads are gorgeous! It’s earthy and elegant at the same time! Kudos, my friend!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Me too! Martha, I’m so glad you’re back!
    Sweet, sweet bunch of pumpkins you’ve got there!
    I bet Christmas was a blast with them!

    LOVE the necklace! You always have a flair for just the right colors and components! Lucky sis-in-law to get this one! :-)

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Don’t what to comment on first…the sweet necklace or sweet kiddos!
    Love, love that necklace. It’s just a great mix of textures, colors, and interesting details. Lucky s-in-l.

  4. T Paul
    T Paul says:

    That is a fun and unique necklace!! Love the added sari silk! Your kids are adorable:)

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

    Martha! Welcome back — you’ve been missed! 8)

    What a beautiful necklace — great colors & design! Lucky sister-in-law! :D

    Oh, my — the Pumpkins are growing up so fast — just look how big Mateo is now! :D

    Sending New Year’s wishes & big hugs to you, my dear friend! :D

  6. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Sweet kids…too cute!!!
    Love all of the components of the necklace,,,gorgeous!

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Adorable pumpkins! They look likely to keep you hopping! I don’t know where you find the time to make such beautiful jewelry!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Martha ! Welcome back missed you. Thanks for sharing the pics of your pumpkins. They are adorable. Beautiful necklace I’s sure your sister-in-law will love it..Happy New Year my friend!

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Hi Martha! Welcome back. Missed you. And missed your beautiful pieces of inspiration. The butterfly link is awesome, but I also like the touch of ribbon and the Unicorne teardrops. Just love those little teardrops!
    Your kids are adorable! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. :)

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Such cute kiddos!!!! They look like a lot of busy fun! and your necklace is very, very nice!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Martha, gorgeous necklace and your kids are simply adorable, Happy New Year :D

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Hi Martha! Missed you here! Your necklace is so earthy and wonderful! Did you make the butterfly link yourself?

    The Kiddies are adorable!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the photo of the “pumpkins” and love the design of the necklace, too.

    Happy New Year and I’m glad you are back. :D

  14. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Hi Martha, Your necklace is gorgeous, your sister-in-law is a very lucky lady. Your boys are adorable, and I bet lots of fun…Good to see you back posting!!

  15. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful necklace and beautiful kiddos, Martha!

  16. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you so much, Chickies! I appreciate your lovely remarks! :D Chickie hugs to all of you!! It’s so nice to see you all! :D

    Susie – I purchased the butterfly link from Gardanne Beads. ;)

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This necklace is great….great design…great colors. Very unique, I’m sure your sister-in-law loved it. I’m trying to figure out what stringing technique you used on the beads on either side of the butterfly link. Is that crochet or braiding?

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    The necklace and the pumpkins are beautiful!!!

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for the info, Martha! Gonna have to check it out!

  20. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Happy 2013, Martha! Outstanding necklace (you always pull things together so well), and the Pumpkins are such cutie-pies!

  21. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thank you for all your kind words, Chickies! :D

    Deb, I ran the cord (not sure what kind of cord it is; I received it through a swap with one of the LB Chickies. THANK YOU, SHANNON!!) through the link and centered it on the cord before doing an overhand knot. I strung the first bead through one end of the cord then used both ends of the cord to do an overhand knot at the end of the bead to secure it. Repeated this for each raku bead on both sides of the link. Used fold over crimps purchased from LB to secure the ends of the cord. I hope this helps. Please convo me if you have further questions. ;)

  22. T Wojciehowski
    T Wojciehowski says:

    Beautiful combination of so many components, very original design. I see why when you have such beauty in your life(pumpkins)!

  23. Frida
    Frida says:

    Awesome fab. necklace and super cute kids :D

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