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Forest Magic Amulet

About this design:

Forest magic is about strength, endurance and the persistence of life--things my friend needs just now--along with belief and love. This is a gift for her.


Earthenwoods Grassy Green Leafy Tree pendant (I think it's a Tree of Life.), ceramic "wood" beads (with little figures baked in), star jasper, magnesite, shell, Vintaj Believe ring and love knot, Czech rondelles, seed beads

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Oh Laud, this is just so pretty!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m proud of this one. I think it came out really well even though I pulled bits and pieces from my stash. My husband said, “It’s sort of…Robin Hood.” Minutes later, he said, “No, it’s foresty.” Yes!

    Oh, and there really isn’t a kink in the side where the clasp is. I just didn’t lay it out properly.

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Your friend is sure to love this amazing necklace!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is so cool, Laud!! You did a terrific job!! You should be proud of this!! I love it!

  5. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    What a lovely, lovely piece, and a true gift for your special friend.

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love it!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a beautiful piece! Love it!

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    stringsringsandbaubles says:

    This is a beautiful piece. It inspires me to step up my beginner skills and try something like that.

  9. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Your friend is very lucky. This piece makes a truly lovely gift. Nicely done!!! You should, indeed, feel proud of it.

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Go for it! The beaded beads are made with Cellini spirals. One tip: I beaded through the loose pieces (the ceramic wood and the spirals) so they wouldn’t flop around.

  11. Brenda H
    Brenda H says:

    Really great!!!I love the brown tube beads. I’ve been looking for some like these I’d love to know where you found them.

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    DbnRose says:

    This is absolutely beautiful.Your friend will be proud to wear it.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    LOVE it! This turned out so beautifully, Laud!
    Straight out of Mirkwood Forest!
    Lucky girl to get this one! ;-)

  14. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    I think this necklace does have magic….what a great combination of beads.

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Brenda, I got the faux-wood beads at a shop in Florida. Wish I could get more of them, but I’ll have to wait until I get back there again.

  16. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    A treasured piece of jewelry for your friend! Love those faux wood beads.

  17. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow..I can see that you poured out your heart,in this design. It’s very beautiful and unique. I’m sure your friend with cherish it.
    Such a lovely earthy vibe.

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  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    A beautiful and thoughtful gift for your friend. :)

  20. Frida
    Frida says:

    WOW what a great gift!! Wonderful work :D

  21. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    All the components have found ‘new best friends’ in this necklace. You have such a good eye for combining things…

  22. franny
    franny says:

    intriguing, Laud…i’ll have to return & examine this in detail to take in all the wonderful features!…i’m sure it will give your friend support!

  23. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    It is amazing – love the design!

  24. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, everyone. I didn’t get the chance to give this out on Saturday as I’d planned because my friend wasn’t well. Hopefully, next Saturday, she’ll get her amulet.

  25. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    Love this! Everything about it!

  26. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    I’ve never seen anything like this! It’s so beautiful and my favorite shades of green. Nature and forest are a wonderful theme for an amulet. I hope it has a healing effect.

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