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About this design:

The focal from Captured Moments was called something else but it immediately reminded me of the colors of the beach.


Larimar, Magnesite, recycled African glass from stash. Czech glass spacers, flowers, antique copper chain and clasp from LB. Focal from Captured Moments on Etsy.

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

    Elegant piece! So pretty focal and love the design and colors. Definitely reminds me of the ocean. Beautiful!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Really get a beach feeling from this. That pendant is gorgeous, and the African recycled beads really look great with it! Beautiful, Gail!

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    deleted says:

    I love the pendant with the dangling pieces, and the colors are light and breezy and wonderful.

  4. A me
    A me says:

    Nice :)

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Gail, This piece really puts me there enjoying a soothing walk on the beach! I imagine the waves rolling in on the sand, revealing the beach glass and shells hidden underneath….the chain maille on the pendant is a fantastic touch, like a net scooping up all these wonderful finds! Great job! :)

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

    Great design! I’ll wear this in a heart beat!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    There isn’t one element of this piece I don’t love! The soft blue colors with the copper are perfect! Great design, and the dangles from the focal are a wonderful element of movement. You done good girl! LOL

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Exquisite! I love the composition – its perfect – the color – the bead placement. And most of all like everyone has already said over and over, it has the feel of the beach.

  9. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Copper and the blues, oh my goodness, I want this necklace! Reminds me of a beach walk, salt sea breezes blowing, sun shining, sand beneath my feet…sigh, to me, you captured all that in this necklace. Well done!

  10. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Love this, Gail. A big fan of Captured Moments too. Beautiful colors and composition.

  11. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooohhhhh … aaaaahhhhh … lovely, soothing, evocative piece … fantastic!

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the recycled glass you added, it really gives it that beachy vibe. Love it!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Drop Dead Gorgeous! Perfect choices and execution,Gail! :)

  14. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Very be achy! Love the dark copper accents against the lighter palette of bead colors.

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Ha! Gotta love that auto correct changed my “beachy” into “be achy”!

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Lol, Linda! Auto correct does come up with some very odd corrections!
    Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. You all really made my day!

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Drop dead gorgeous it is, love the colors and the recycled glass is perfect for this., just finished a bracelet using some African will share when time comes :D

  18. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Lovely. Cool colors on a hot day.

  19. maryannemccabejewelry
    maryannemccabejewelry says:

    Beautiful .love the colors and textures!!!

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Geez Gail…this is just beautiful. The dark chain and dark spacers accent the dark swirls in the pendant perfectly. I love the blue african glass really set the pendant off. I love it!

  21. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    AWESOME! :) I LOVE the dangles and the recycled glass goes perfect! It’s just gorgeous! :)

  22. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Wow this is a very nice piece, love the design, combo and pendant!!

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