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About this design:

Just to contrast all the black and leather I've been uploading, I thought I'd post this! It is a spin-off of the keybands in the previous post -- one person said she also wanted one, but she wanted it shiny, with sort of pink pearls! Sure, said I... but I'll have to mail-order some pearls first... My stash of shiny pink stuff was somewhat minuscule. And she wanted the chain LONG, it's about a meter! I guess this kind of stuff is what I started with,a couple of years ago, so it's not exactly out of my comfort zone, but it felt a bit odd just now!


Freshwater pearls, assorted metal spacer beads, quartz nuggets, on beading wire.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like the colors of the pearls and the touches of quartz. Quite a lovely keychain!

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Love pearls. This is so pretty

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I love the combo of beads and pearls!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh soft and pretty.The Quartz crystals are just right for a little oh la la!

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Pretty! Not a fan of pink but love the gray and quartz offsets with it. The shape of the FW pearls makes it nicely offbeat instead of pure bling.

  6. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    It looks like pink champagne, which is one of my favorite colors.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Such delicate shades :D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks Gail — not pure bling, that feels good to hear :-) ! Silver gray pearls can actually be quite nice, agree on that. And the pink ones are maybe a bit more subdued rose hue in real life, as far as I can see on my screen. Thanks all for the positive comments!!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design and fab color! :)

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