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Necklaces Completed

About this design:

This a group of necklaces that I have done. They are mostly using Zola components. The last necklace features leather and gemstones. Because I am a gemstone Hound, I like the last one. I hope to be better organized and have more time to post comments on the web site - S O O N!

Components:

Zola components are featured. I did affix crystals to one of the component. I combined that necklace with Czech beads. I also used Fluorite and Red River Jasper. The gemstone pendant I bought from the Fault.

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  1. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wow Donna—these are fantastic!!! I love them all, but am partial to the last two, especially the one with the Czech blue glass and Zola coins. Great designs and I love the leather cord bail on the last one—genius!

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    The necklace with the Zola coins is combined with Fluorite rounds bought several years ago. I apologize for not explaining each design. Promise no more of this collection of necklaces!
    Thank you for the kind comments.

  3. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    So sorry! I didn’t realize they were fluorite!…my bad!

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These necklaces are so pretty! I like the addition of the newer circles on the Zola pendant and the addition of the teardrops to the bottom.

  5. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    I also love your genius leather bail! And the leather knots in the first Zola patina necklace make a statement. Fabulous, all!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Looks like you’ve been busy. Wow! All are beautiful but my absolute favorite is the last one. Love the design and color scheme. The leather bail sets off the focal beautifully. All are really pretty Donna :)

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow – exquisite. All are lovely.

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Love seeing all these creativity with LB’s Zola components. But the last necklace with the Red River Jasper is my favorite! That leather bail is so perfect.

  9. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Whichever one I’m looking at is my favorite!

  10. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooohhhhhh … aaaahhhhh x 4! All are gorgeous pieces, but like Kye and Fresh Baked have said the last one is my favorite too. :D

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    Deb Harding says:

    Wow you have made a stunning collection. I love all of them. How on earth did you make the leather bail??

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    All of you, thank you for your comments. They encourage me to keep going and developing my skills and style. I have quite a stash or should say investment in this endeavor. Don’t want to disappoint my husband, my biggest supporter.
    The leather cord is 2mm. So, I used a hemostat from my Lab days to hold the loop. Then, I used another piece of leather cord and did the square knot with some glue. You should be able to see another knot with glue to make a loop for the chain. I thought a rustic pendant suited the design.

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    What do you think of changing the last necklace into a choker with the chain hanging down with a special pendant?? Chokers seem to be in.

  14. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    Ditto to all the above comments Donna. All of these are beautiful necklaces.

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    I am going to rework that leather bail by making an infinity design with first piece of leather hidden under square knots. My first thing in the morning. I will post a picture of my rework.

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them, like that you glued some beads to the patina pendant, I wanted to do that too but had no beads of a propper size might redo my as it looks great with that extra detail. Chokers are very much in so go for it :D

  17. CzechChickJewelry
    CzechChickJewelry says:

    You create very artistic pieces..I’d buy all of them!

  18. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great color and design! Love ‘em all especially the one with the earth tone beads. :)

  19. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Donna, I really like your varying use of the different Zola elements in these designs. They all stand alone in appeal and attractiveness. The nifty leather bail looks fantastic with the rustic look of the Jasper. I am especially drawn to the yellow & silver necklace for its color contrast and bold statement. Super work on all of these!! :)

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