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About this design:

The Gaea focal reminded me of ancient Greek pottery. I combined it with classical elements and brass in order to create a vintage old-world necklace.


Gaea focal, pearls, jasper, brass, Czech glass, seed beads, shells, brass clasp.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great design…it really does have an ancient look to it!

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

    You succeeded – definitely has an ancient feel; absolutely STUNNING!

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    deleted says:

    Gorgeous colors and a very harmonious piece. A classic!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks so much everyone! Your comments are always so kind and generous.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Oh Del, this is truly a classic piece! I love your combination of the different elements with the focal. The pearls are perfect with it, creating that timeless look! Are the triangle pieces really shells? Love them and love this one! :)

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    A beautiful classy piece indeed! Love the colors and the pearls add that special touch! Gorgeous, Del!

  7. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    This is such a versatile piece. Any time of day and you are perfectly dressed with pearls. Love it

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow – a real stunner. I don’t recall ever seeing that pendant anywhere. Its gorgeous. And the beads you used and the design is just exquisite.

  9. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks all. I am a June baby so I love pearls and I try to incorporate them into my designs. They have such a beautiful luster to them.

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the rich colors in the beads. Perfect with the overall design. :)

  11. Warped Wire Studio
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  12. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    Great piece , it does have an ancient look to it .

  13. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Lovely design and you worked the focal piece very well.

  14. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Really special piece. It does remind me of Ancient Greece. Excellent design. Well done!

  15. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks to All. Happy Beading.

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ooooooooo! This is going into faves! Love the jasper with the pendant and the how the pearls dress it up a bit. LOVE!

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Oh this is so feminine and pretty :D

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Gail and Asia. It’s very dainty. Something that I don’t usually do but it is so nice and light on the neck.

  19. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    Wow, so beautiful with an old world charm. Where did you purchase the pendant. Love it!

  20. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Sylvia, the pendant is from Gaea Ceramics. I think the glaze is called pearl on buff.

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