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Crimson Gold

About this design:

When I bought an issue of Creative Jewelry in 2010, I went through the magazine ooing and awing about every design, but when I came to this one by Stephanie Glickman I thought I would use the design with another pendant. I kept looking for a pendant that was as awesome as hers and found nothing. Then one day I looked on F. Mt's site and there was the exact same pendant on sale!! I bought it and this was born. She used a different array of beads of course I just borrowed the "concept", right? I thought I could find the red beads no problem, nope, I found these gorgeous red beads that have a dark veining in them and with a heavy hand I picked them up and they're acrylic.(I thought they were a gemstone) Oh & those bead caps!


Red 12mm acrylic rounds, 8-10mm riverstone dyed dark blue, cream glass pearls, AG bead caps, gold daisy spacers. The focal is by Blue Moon Beads.

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    You necklace turned out gorgeous! Nice choice to pair it with the dark blue and pearls. Didn’t get to see the design that inspired you. I also was able to pick up that pendant from Fire MTS a while ago. Made a necklace and earrings to match. I went monochromatic. Maybe when I get around to it’ll post it.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love what you have done! I am inspired by your search! :)

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic and a bargain on top :D

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Absolutely stunning focal and I love your choice of beads to accent it. Those deep, rich reds are lovely.

  5. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very rich looking..has a touch of Renaissance. Lovely.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That’s pretty darn freaking REGAL Jennifer. It looks like a necklace from a period film..stunning.

  7. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Thanks! It just came together, I want to sell it, but….No, I like it too much!! Ha ha that always happens!

  8. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    You really think so, Deb? Wow, really regal, huh? Thanks! That made my day!

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Definitely think so…it reminds of something I saw this spanish princess wear in an Errol Flynn movie.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Wow, just stunning.Love that pendant,and the color!!!!

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Your design is beautiful and your color choice is right up my alley…red,white and blue! Patriotic indeed with an elegant touch. Love it!

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wowza!! This is absolutely FABULOUS! I just love what you did with that pendent! Where did you get that bail? It’s perfect for it as are the pearls and the coils. Wonderful job!!

  13. franny
    franny says:

    WOW!…ditto above & i love how you’ve so perfectly matched the detailing on the pendant with that on the bail & bead caps!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Stunning design, and that focal is to die for!!

  15. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Gail, thats part of the pendant, it has a hidden loop on the back. The bead caps were not even part of my idea, I loved the way they looked so I ordered them and whatta ya know they fit those large red beads perfectly and I’m ordering 2 more pkgs no matter the cost!

  16. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Yes indeed very regal. I just shows how if we hang on to things long enough, we’ll find the best way to use them.

  17. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Stunning I must say. The red sure pops!

  18. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous design and colors!

  19. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a gorgeous set! Kudos!!

  20. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Yes…very stunning! :)

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    C Zook says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the weight of it! Statement piece–definitely!

  22. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I love compliments and thanks to all!

  23. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very impressive effect!! I noticed the bead caps right away as soon as I finished oowing on the pendant :D Beautiful design, easy to see why you were taken by it.

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