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Shades of Orchid

About this design:

This piece was made for my future Mother-in-Law for Christmas. She loves to stay ahead of the trends, so I chose to use the 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, as inspiration and theme for the composition.


Swarovski Crystals, Varying shades, shapes, and sizes of Amethyst, Sterling Silver Chain, Sterling Silver Toggle, Sterling Silver Headpins and JumpRings, Tiny Cream Freshwater Pearls.

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    very pretty.

    may I ask the length?

  2. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Sure! This particular one is relatively long, the join at the circle was right above my bosom, and the dangle is another 3 or 4 inches long. My future mother in law had thyroid surgery, so she tries to draw the eye away from her neck. The beauty of these types of necklaces is that they can really be made just about any length-chain is wonderful for that. Thank you for the compliment! My pictures aren’t very good, I took them Christmas Eve, very late at night, right after completion of 4 projects.

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ooo! This is pretty!! Love the different shades and shapes and the delicate chain!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty and delicate.

  5. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    Nice. I’m sure MIL will enjoy for years to come.

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful and elegant!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Sonja, this is gorgeous! I love how you add such delicate dangles right to the chains. Fabulous colors, too!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Lovely :D

  9. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    I love it! :)

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