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Simple by Design

About this design:

I had big plans for these Keishi pearls when I ordered them. I had also ordered an elaborate silver chain and lots of headpins to thread them on. But when they came in, on a simple thread in all their glory, I was once again sold on letting the beauty of nature shine and simply beaded them with silver seed beads. Not much of a design accomplishment but nonetheless one of my favorite elegant necklaces :D


Keishi pearls and sterling silver

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Know exactly what you mean! Sometimes the pearls are enough by themselves, you just fall in love with the simple strand! And these ARE beautiful, and the sliver pearls just makes them fall right. Congratulations!

  2. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    I agree– each pearl is unique which makes the design interesting in its simplicity. Very classy!

  3. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
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  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Genius in simplicity as you know…
    Beautiful and elegant :)

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Simplicity was the answer, beautiful :D

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I think it’s deffo a design accomplishment !!!
    It’s a beauty of a necklace. Simply elegant. The Pearls have such lustre,and the shapes are fascinating. You made the right choice. It looks beautiful on you!

  7. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Love these and pearls really don’t need much adornment.

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the shape of the pearls. The design lets them shine.

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    Deb Harding says:

    Beautiful simplicity!! I so love pearls!!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Gorgeous in their simplicity! Love this piece!

  11. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Lovely and elegant! The simplicity of the design would pair well with so many things. Beautifully done!

  12. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Sometimes the beads have a mind of their own, and you just have to listen to them…

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

    Perfect – the pearls are shown off at their best! In a more complicated design, their elegance would have been lost, I think.

  14. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thank you all ladies :D And Judy; that’s exactly what it felt like, so I dropped my initial fancy design idea, I will use it with something else :P
    My sister’s b’day is coming up; I know where this one is going! :D

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