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marrakesh express

About this design:

I found the faceted prehnite featured in this piece in Hong Kong. It is a surprisingly versatile color--it can go bright or it can go earthy. I've also been experimenting with longer lengths. This piece falls below the breast on me.


Etched and painted glass beads, Picasso jasper, carved jade, faceted prenhite, enameled brass beads and brass spacers.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love, love the earthiness of this piece, Susan! You’ve given me inspiration for some prehnite that has been lying in my stash waiting to find it’s perfect companions. Thank you!

    Great to see you here again! It’s been awhile….
    Hope all is well! :-)

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like pieces that keep revealing more detail, more interest, and your stones + arrangement do this. Each is special, but together, they keep the eye discovering new surprises. Lovely!

  3. gembeans
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    JC Hamm says:

    Lots to see in this piece, beautiful!!!!!

  5. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This caught my eye right away! It is beautiful!

  6. foxhill designs vt
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  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fantastic design! Wonderful mix of beads and in my kind of colors. Love it! :)

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful! What type of beads are the pale / gold geometric type beads?

  9. Frida
    Frida says:

    Cool! Beautiful components and design :)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic stones, interesting design :D

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    A really striking design. The beads and colors are fabulous!

  12. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Peggy, the barrel shaped beads (there are two in the piece) are carved “new” jade.


  13. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:


    Thank you for remembering.


  14. puppychick  labratbecky
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  15. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Susan! Good to see you again. This is a great necklace. You must have people stopping you on the street to compliment you on this when you wear it out.

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    You have some extremely interesting glass beads as well as beautiful stones. Lovely necklace.

  17. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I was referring the
    light green and gold bead. There are 6 in your design.

    Thank you Susan. The carved jade are stunning

  18. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Peggy, those are enameled brass.:-)

  19. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you :)

  20. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Susan!!! What a delight it is to see you posting your wonderful designs again! You’ve been missed! 8)

    What a gorgeous necklace! I love the variety of greens with the brass & your design is fantastic! :D

  21. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Thank you, Lynn, you have always been so kind and supportive. XOs

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