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A Touch of Velvet

About this design:

I bought this beautiful Amethyst and Moonstone pendant at a craft fair recently. I love these colours together and knew I had a reel of velvet purple ribbon, so wanted to use it in this piece when I made it up. I used a diamond shaped pearl to match the shape in the pendant and likewise a square Amethyst the other side!


Amethyst, Moonstone, velvet, dark peacock seed pearls

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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    A rich and luxurious combination of colors and textures. Love this!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love love love the way you have attached the pendant with the ribbon! Beautiful necklace.

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my this is just awesome. What a piece of art you have created following the design of the pendant. Lovely!

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! Luscious is the first word that popped into my mind. What a wonderful combination of color and design! I love how you took the shapes in the pendent into consideration when designing the piece. Beautiful!

  6. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful design! I love the purple velvet ribbon you added it gives it such a rich look.

  7. Nancy Mc
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  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So rich and vibrant! Beautiful!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the ribbon and the rich colors :D

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Excellent color and design! Great showcases for the pendant! :)

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Fabulous, you really enhanced it perfectly!!

  12. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Thank you all for your lovely comments ! When making it I thought the velvet would add a good touch, as so many of you say, a rich texture to it.

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