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Roses in Springtime

About this design:

I have a few gorgeous Hill Tribes Rose Gold Vermeil Pieces (Gold over Sterling Silver) and the pendant inspired me to try and find components I felt would match. The tiny rhodochrosite nuggets were my first pick, followed by the Biwa Stick Pearls in their soft creamy color with a hint of rose that doesn't show up quite right in the photos. Finally, I used the larger faceted rhodochrosite rounds to balance everything out. Each link was handmade using 20 gauge and 24 Gauge Half Hard Rose Gold filled wire, and I handmade the clasp using 18 and 28 gauge Rose Gold Filled Wire-the 18 was Half Hard, the 28 Dead Soft for wrapping. I used handmade JumpRings at the back, and links taken off of Hill Tribes Rose Gold Vermeil Chain at the front. It hangs really nicely and gives a soft glow to the skin, I am rather pleased with the result.


Rose Gold Filled Wire: HALF HARD 18, 20, 24 gauge. DEAD SOFT 28 gauge; Hill Tribes Rose Gold Vermeil: Pendant, Links taken from chain to make JumpRings; Rhodochrosite: Nuggets, Faceted Rounds; Soft Creamy Biwa Stick Pearls; Rose Gold Plated Chain

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  1. princessdsp
    princessdsp says:

    this is so delicate and feminine…Beautiful design!!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    The lines are superb–everything flows so beautifully. Love the delicate pastels, too.

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What an exquisite piece you have designed. Its so beautiful!

  4. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    How Elegantly Victorian-esque; It’s beautiful

  5. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank ya’all!

    You’re really cheering me up- after looking through every single one of my bead boxes, tins, and storage containers, I cannot find a single piece of my Green Girl Studios collection, which was rather large and included an older, no longer made Sterling fairy friends/lovers clasp. I believe they may have been stolen by this girl that our roommates let stay over for a week during her supposed “drug-rehabilition” despite the fact that my fiancé and I were opposed to the idea. She may have thought they were all Sterling. I hate to assume that of anyone, but I have looked EVERYWHERE, and have no clue where else they could be.

    So, thank you for the kind comments, at least I can get some good feelings coming on here and seeing such positive responses to my work!

  6. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Oh, thank GOODNESS! I FOUND THEM-I’m super ecstatic now! Apparently, when we were hiding things from the aforementioned person, the box containing them got wedged behind the armoire I keep my beads in. Whew! I’m so glad I don’t have to think I’ll of somebody! Now I can just be doubly happy that everyone is liking this piece, because my big worry is gone. Thank you so much, everyone, for keeping my spirits up during this mini-crisis! =^______^=

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty and so delicate!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very sweet and delicate. Beautiful.

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    You chose absolutely the right design to make that pendant a real star ! Your design amplifies the graceful curve of the flower, and the beads continue it’s delicacy. Very professional wire work, too, Sonja – - -

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
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  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So soft and feminine! The focal really does shine here!

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautifully soft and delicate, I really like how the pieces flow together.

    Glad you found your GG stash!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I’m not a pink person but this is fabulous and the soft colors are perfect together. You should be very pleased with the results. Excellent design. :)

  14. Deborah C Dallas
    Deborah C Dallas says:

    Very nice.

  15. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    What a stunningly beautiful piece! This is almost ethereal. It seems these components could never have been anything else. Unique, wonderful, and exceptional!

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