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Jade Butterfly

About this design:

My friend gave me quite a lot of jade, I have had it for along time. m So decided it was time to do something with it. I've always liked the chain look, so wire wrapped each one. I'm pleased with the way it turned out. The pendant is glass, but the beads and butterfly are all jade.

Components:

24 gauge copper wire and jade. Glss pendant.

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  1. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Beautiful stones with the copper. I hope you feel that the time spent to hand-make the chain was worthwhile, because the results are stunning! Truly one of a kind, though so successful it may be worth repeating! Another example of excellent design and craftsmanship.
    Thank you for noting the wire gauge. I like the balance of weight between the beads and the wire; the light looping & coiling of the wire adds interest without distracting from the exceptional beauty of the beads. Masterful.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Another quality piece of work! This definitely took a good amount of time to construct the chain. Even if you would make a similar piece, it would be individualized from this easily by changing material of the beads and of course color.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    JC another quality piece of work! This definitely took a good amount of time to construct the chain. Even if you would make a similar piece, it would be individualized from this easily by changing material of the beads and of course color.

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Jade is such a beautiful stone and I love what you did with it. So delicate.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is fantastic! i love how chains made like this look and i try to do this as often as possible. it’s a lot of work but the end result as you know is fabulous! Love the elements you chose and all your glorious wire work!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful combination of gemstones and wirework. Nice!

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Linked styles are one of my favorites to make and wear–they have a lot of flexibility and movement. You did a great job creating hand wraps for all those beautiful beads! I love the jade flower buds and your front toggle closure. The green with copper wire is a refreshing choice. Very nice! :)

  8. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Wow!My head is getting too big! Thank you so very much , it’s been so long since I made anything. I’m just doing this for myself and not worrying if it sells or not. I was getting so frustrated that it wasn’t selling, it seemed to take the joy away from it for some reason. I had wanted someone to get the joy from it as I was in making it! I do feel different about it now, I just love to create, so I do it for me now and if it does make its way to someone that loves it as much as me , bonus! Thanks again for your kind words.

  9. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    WOW great design and a fav!

  10. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    The copper wire goes perfect with the luminous green of the Jade. You did a great job with the wire chain links!

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    You can never go wrong with copper and green! My favorite combination. LOVE>>>

  12. Terry Ca
    Terry Ca says:

    Hold on tight – those butterflies look like they might just take wing! Great piece!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    You certainly got to the root of things in your comment above! Making things just to sell is doomed. You can think about the selling aspect now and then, but the joy of creating has to be at the bottom of it, and you’ve got to love both the process and the result (maybe with the exception of those orders for styles you don’t really care for personally — but then you are happy in the knowledge that someone else will love it!)
    Beautiful necklace, please hang in there, and keep creating :-) Stop thinking, just do things! (Is that good advice — or bad??!)

  14. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    For us who overthink things, projects, selling etc….it is good advice, Monica! My new motto is just be inspired by anything that catches your attention and start creating! :)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    A good motto, CC! :-)

  16. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    You are absolutely right Monica, it is the creating that I love more than anything. Like I said if someone wants what I create then it makes all worth while!!Just knowing somebody else gets joy from it gives me joy!

  17. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love copper and mixed with green, that’s the perfect combo. Great pendant as well. You are very talented.

  18. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very delicate and lovely :)

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