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About this design:

I am crazy about this piece... I am just trying to figure out what color to use to finish...I'm not crazy about the black ribbon...I can't decide if I should use chain...wire lace...ideas are welcome please and thank you!!!


Rose quartz...crystal glass pearls..various glass beads...sterling bead...swarovski crystals...moonstone...etc...

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  1. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I like the black, its very sophisticated. What a fun necklace!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Drop dead gorgeous.It’s so romantic looking. Love your choice of stones!!

  3. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Absolutely beautiful – delicate! I like the ribbon, but I don’t think you could go wrong w/any of the others you mention. The ribbon keeps the attention front and center on the beads. It enhances but doesn’t distract.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Very romantic, I like the ribbon but a velvet one hand dyed would be perfect for this :D

  5. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    This is a gorgeous piece! I see a fancy silver chain to finish…

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Black wire lace! The black really adds to the drama of the piece! I think silver chain would soften the effect. Btw, it is an absolutely stunning piece. Gorgeous too! :-)

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Definitely black, but should be a really lush ribbon–maybe velvet? Organza? (P.S. LOVE this piece!)

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Go with a 1 inch or wider velvet ribbon. LB has a hand dyed one that would fit perfectly. The moon dust one:

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
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  10. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Yes I think the black velvet. How did you combine all of the pieces? On wire. Quite a statement necklace.

  11. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Wow, just gorgeous.I agree with the black velvet ribbon.It has vintage and romantic feel. Well done. :D

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I also love Laud’s idea of an organza ribbon! To me, this design is frothy. It’s light and airy but with many hidden layers. Your name for it is perfect. A smoldering fire isn’t solid and I don’t see this piece anchored by anything solid (or distracting). Organza is frothy as is wire lace. If you don’t care for the ribbon you have on it, I don’t think the ribbon being made of velvet would change your opinion of the ribbon. IMHO, of course.
    Both of these pieces are absolutely amazing! I would buy them just to be able to look at them everyday, never mind wear them! :-)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    I think it looks a bit heavy to wear maybe? — but absolutely gorgeous, and you would want to wear it a lot, and not suffer meanwhile… so in that case some kind of fabric ribbon (black, definitely!) would be the most comfortable. Maybe you can wear it for a couple of days and see how it feels and falls? LOVE!

  14. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Great statement piece!

  15. Vibrant Jewels
    Vibrant Jewels says:

    Gorgeous! I like the moondust ribbon idea also, or if you could find a light soft pink ribbon and combine it with the black…

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