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Necklace. 22" long.


Green Prase, White Agate,New Jade, Gold Plated findings.

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    DbnRose says:

    Beautiful! I love the color and the roses at the clasp. A lovely touch.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow! I wish I got this lucky when I cleaned. I love the little roses at the clasp also. But alas my hair would hide them.

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You Rose and Deb. :) All beads are from LB, from long ago ;)
    Deb, my hair hides them ( or any clasp..) too :)

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    Ed C says:

    Why put stones or other decorative elements in/on a piece of jewelry where it will not be visible?

    When I first started making necklaces I put design elements so high up on a necklace that they were hidden by the shirt/blouse collar. I reworked the design and moved the hidden elements to a lower position where they remained visible. I still on occasion will continue a necklace with small beads clear to the clasp but most of the time I switch to chain.

    Just wondering?

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Because, a piece of jewelery is a piece of art. Everything should be beautiful and as precise as possible. My hair do not let the clasp to be seen but somebody else may have a short hair cut. Women wear sweaters and dresses with decolletage so you will be able to see every part of a necklace. I am the same way about my paintings, my cooking , my gardening. My work should be beautiful allover (if possible…).

    I teach my piano students the same : “Your performance should be like a piece of beautiful jewelry.”.


  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the choices. The other thing, Ed, is that you can wear the clasp wherever you want to. I do have very short hair as of about 2 hours ago, and I would love to have such interest at the back of my neck.

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ohhh so pretty. It stikes me as cool,smooth and soothing to the touch and sight.
    Hi Ed~~~~It’s funny that you mention the extra beads that may not be seen,such as gems at the end of a necklace chain etc. I think a lot of ladies are actually attracted to the little extra touches like that. I love the look of a trinket or 2 on a necklace. It gives the piece a bit of personality,and a finished look,IMHO. Jewelry is such an emotional art,that all we have are our opinions here.
    Sometimes,just knowing I’m wearing Ruby earrings is special to me. I know they won’t been seen. It’s a girl thing I guess. ;)

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful with great attention to the details :D

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Asia, thank You! and… ha-ha! funny girl! :) :) lol

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Becky and Nancy, thank You! :)

    Well said! Us girls are finicky creatures!


    Julia :)

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    Ed C says:

    I agree that a necklace like any other work of art should be created as a whole and to the highest degree of perfection the artist is capable of. However that also means that the artist should consider the expected venue where the art will be displayed. If I was creating a sculpture and I knew that the sculpture is going to be placed up against a wall then it would make no sense to place a major design element on the side that is going to be against the wall. That does not mean that the sculpture is any less perfect or beautiful.

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    Ed C says:

    Don’t get me wrong aim not saying the necklace is not beautiful or a work of art. I just wondered at the rational.

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh but Ed actually art is created with some features not immediately visible. Some things are hidden so that only the intrepid hunter or a person who was actually taking the time out to really “look” at a piece would While I did state that my hair would hide the flowers I would still love knowing they were there. I would also like knowing they were there if someone else were removing the necklace. I sometimes put little charm dangles on the clasp are on the back of a necklace just for fun.

  14. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Ed it is all in our vision mental and physical, literally… We all have different approaches to things and we all have the right to our opinions :) :)
    When I paint I use the best paints I can afford from the very beginning of the painting. I paint in acrylic and I paint in oils. I use glazing technique. The first layers go with the opaque colors and then the following ones ( could be 5 or could be 25 layers) are transparent paints, which consist off mineral and a vehicle ( oil or polymer). I lay quite a bit of glazes…

    Some painters saying: nobody sees the under painting of opaques so I will use a cheaper kind… and they do :( And they do not put too many glazes either… And mostly they create art for what I call “fast flea market” sale. What is fine… somebody have to, besides we all have different approaches. I have my approach ;)
    The same as many, many artists who understand the importance of going and doing the best to create the best possible!
    I was always taught by my parents:”Do the best you can with the best ingredients you can obtain. Even if you are the only one who knows it and benefits from it!”

    I LOVE ( and buy) THE RINGS WITH BEAUTIFUL UNDER GALLERY and but as a wearer I am the only one to see it. Those who see the rings on my fingers do not see the under gallery…
    What you are saying , as I understand, that a sculptor should create only half of the sculpture , the part which is obviously visible?? Wow! The observer may want to put it to the wall today but change his mind tomorrow.. Plus to that the artist has his vision for his creations.
    Kind regards,

  15. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Well put, Julia. I also really like your necklace!

    Ed, I understand what you are saying…and we all have our own style. I personally enjoy adding a dangle, special clasp, or another really interesting/beautiful element to the back of a necklace. It’s like having a secret. That’s what makes a piece of jewelry extra special.

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    Ed C says:

    Julia, The artist does not create half a sculpture. The artist creates a whole sculpture knowing as he/ she does so that only the front will be seen.

    I am with you on using quality materials and I have always done so. It is about NOT cutting corners. Other people may never know but the artist DOES. I understand where you and the others are coming from and I agree with you. I was only wondering what your thinking was and your thinking/reason has been well stated.

    It has been a good discussion.

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