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Turquoise Howlite, Pewter and Coral

About this design:

Another slightly asymmetrical necklace design. I had used the pewter squares in another design but could never get them to lay just right. So I put the necklace away.... along time ago. A couple of weeks ago I got the original necklace out, took it apart and started again. I substituted the turquoise howlite for the trapezoid ones I used in the earlier design. This time it worked! The pendant is also a new addition. This necklace is so much better looking than the original one.


turquoise howlite, pewter squares and spacers, coral, stainless steel and silver plate chain, stainless steel trigger clasp

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  1. Frida
    Frida says:

    Awesome!! Love the colors :)

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Me,too! :)

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Classic combo of stones. I like the assymetrical design, too! It’s balanced but different. Pretty!

  4. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    I especially like the seed beads inside the square beads. Nice pairing of colors, shapes, and sizes.

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the colors! Love the design!

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Wow! Love the asymmetrical as far as shapes and a contrast in metal vs stone. Very cool. Always love dangles! :)

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. Julie, I love the dangles, too, and I used a lot of them lately. :D

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Awesome design. Your persistance paid off :)

  9. Kate
    Kate says:

    I think you’re going to be converting a lot of “symmetrical” folks in to “asymmetrical” :)

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Asymmetrical designs offer a fun challenge. It has never been too difficult for me to do them. When I was an undergraduate student (about 50 years ago) one of the areas of emphasis in my studies was design and composition. Lots of formal and informal balance studies. :D

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    BTW…I forgot to thank everyone for all of the great comments and the compliments. Thanks everyone! Y’all are the greatest! :D

  12. CAS
    CAS says:

    A triple OOOOOOOHHHHHHHH … AAAAAAAHHHHHH piece!!!! Utterly stunning … love … love …LOVE it!!!!!

  13. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Great design and love those squares.

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