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Golden Citrine and Serpentine for Mom

About this design:

I made this for my Mom for Mother's Day. She likes delicate simple jewelry designs so I didn't want to go over the top but I wanted to make it really special for her. So I made all the links, jumprings and clasp myself, and I don't have any GOOD gold chain so I made my own with gold plated wire.

I also included a "Syd" style selfie of me modeling it. ;)


Pistachio freshwater pearls, serpentine rice and gold wire (22,20,18g) from LB. Faceted citrine, vintage gold Swarovski pearls and Czech glass swirl coin focal from my stash.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh this is sooooooo beautiful. I am so envious of anyone who can make something so beautiful and creatively. Let us know how she likes it.

  2. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Okay, now I’m J-E-A-L-O-U-S; just HOW did you get such a great selfie!? Someone took it for you, right? I can’t get my upper arms out of the way when I take them (maybe the ‘sag’ from old age?)
    What a sweet effort on your part – to make everything for her. And I use GP exclusively; I can’t afford any more gold than that; and it’s GONE UP – for heaven’s sake!!!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is so pretty! Citrine is my birthstone, so I am partial to it. What fabulous wirework…she’ll love it! Great selfie too! LOL

  4. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely gift for your mom. !

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this Angela, so classy, she is going to love it :D

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Definitely a work of love, Angela ! It is so delicate and classic – - great photos, too.

  7. deleted
    deleted says:

    Lovely and really special! Great color choices.

  8. Amethyst Cat
    Amethyst Cat says:

    Definitely classy! =)

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thanks everyone, I love to hear all of your comments!
    You’re right Syd, I guess it’s not a “selfie” if I’m holding the camera. Duh! :)

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Yummy like lemon pie! Beautiful S links, too. Your mom will love it!

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Surely your mom with treasure this lovely gift of your hands!

  12. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Lucky Mom, very beautiful! Love citrine!

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Just beautiful, Angela! The beads compliment each other so well, and the handmade chain is perfect.

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Your lucky Mom! It’s very delicate and elegant,but she’ll be able to wear it with anything in her closet,and at any time of year.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Angela this is beautiful! (So is the “selfie”) :)
    I LOVE the links you made and the color choices and stones are tres chic. :)

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is gorgeous, Angela! I’m sure she will be ecstatic! Love the citrine with the serpentine, they seem to be made for each other! Your wire components are the icing on the cake :)

  17. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Great design. Love citrine. Wonderful wire work.

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    spirits says:

    How C-U-T-E ! It is only a selfie if you take the picture of your self. When your art is so beautiful, everyone wants to take your picture.

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