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About this design:

I love Celtic symbols. The triquetra (three linked ovals) is a pagan symbol co-opted by the Catholic church as a way to teach about the Trinity.

Etsy. Think I'm done over there, but if anyone wants me to heart their shop or like their Facebook page, leave me a link.


Green & green/brown jasper, jade, Swarovski crystal, silver-plated findings

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Love the design and the different shades of green. Bring on spring.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty, and just in time for St. Pat’s Day!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:


    Love it, Laud!!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    ((Nancy Mc stands up from the judges table,and holds a 10 sign over her head !)) ;)
    Gorgeous gorgeous!

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another gorgeous creation, Laud – - and love how you always have a story with your jewelry !

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


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

    gorgeous piece!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I first saw this inspiring piece on Etsy. Fav there. Fav here! :-D Laud, it is beautiful! Love the greens!
    Thank you for the details about the triquetra. I’ve always been drawn to this symbol of the Trinity but didn’t know about it’s pagan origins.

    Giving up on Etsy? Sorry to hear that. I’ll miss seeing your beautiful designs there.

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the greens! Especially the focal!!

    You have mail. At least I think you do.

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    This is beautiful–I absolutely love your use of the greens. I’m so inspired that I think I will pull out my rhyolite project that has been sitting forever. I string it, then take it apart over and over again. It’s been over a year now! Your eye for balance and rhythm really shine here. Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration:)

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    CC, you’ve reminded me of some rhyolite I have waiting for attention. Love that stone, and it is very Celtic-Irish.

    Thanks, everyone.

  12. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very beautiful greens. I think you need to give Etsy some time. It’s a good way to showcase your jewelry as a collection.

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love these beautiful greens together! The faceted beads, along with the crystals give just the right about of shimmer! Another gorgeous piece, Laud!

  14. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    I love the color green and I love this piece.

  15. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    This is really beautiful.

  16. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow Laud, this is beautiful! You have such a talent for design and color combos! Love it!!!!

  17. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Laud , gorgeous piece! And considering it is green… I love it :)

  18. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    TRIQUETRA; that’s a word, huh? – LOL. I guess if you make it past high school you learn a little more. It is a great St. Pat’s day necklace; especially for a family/friends gathering, and it can be worn anytime. Look great with a blazer – black/grey/tan plaid – or something

  19. Laud
    Laud says:

    Yup, it’s a word. :)

    tri·que·tra/ noun
    a geometrical figure having three points, especially one formed of three intersecting ellipses. The triquetra was often used in ancient art to symbolize a triune deity.

    It’s a comfortable, versatile necklace–not too heavy, smooth, casual. Looks nice with foresty earth colors.

  20. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Laud, Etsy does take time. Your audience just hasn’t found you yet. I know it is hard (and a little expensive) to be patient with it but I think your pieces will sell when the right people see them. Then you will have a loyal following. I just picked up a customer last week. She bought one bracelet, received it, then came back for 2 more last night. I opened my shop last August. She just found me. Give it some more time. Do you have business cards? Hand some out at work or in your neighborhood. Host a jewelry party to show off your things. Ask your friends to talk about you or hand out your cards.

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I am thinking of buying your time traveler necklace. I need to get one more paycheck first but I will be back to your shop for it if you don’t sell it to someone else first. If someone else wants it, go ahead and sell. I know where to find you for the next piece. :)

  22. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE……..nuf said.

  23. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    What a beautiful necklace. Never heard the word triquetra either and I’ve been lucky enough to go to Ireland twice. I love the two green jaspers. I have just started an Etsy shop. Obsession by Sylvia and have sold nothing. It makes you feel like your work is not worthy. I am so glad that I have posted some of my work on Lima Beads. The positive comments help. I certainly don’t mind constructive comments either. I want to make my work better. Yours is top notch!

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