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Skull and Bones

About this design:

I got this phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a drawing of a cattle skull on both sides and wanted to do something really special with it. I made an oxidized prong setting with a crazy lace agate cabochon to hang under the Anne Choi bead. Then I wire wrapped white coral, white turquoise and white fossil coral agate into a long necklace.
I sold this one pretty quickly. I was going to keep it for me if no one bought it but a wonderful repeat client grabbed it.


oxidized sterling wire, an Anne Choi bead, crazy lace agate cabochon, oxidized sterling sheet, white coral, white turquoise and white fossil coral agate.

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  1. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    I guess it’s been too long since I browsed Anne Choi’s website – I’d never seen anything similar to this, but it’s stunning. So is your necklace. It has a Western vibe, but a classic one. I’d wear it in a minute!

  2. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    What a terrific idea for stone cabachon’s!

    Love the focal bead and the general colour and feel of this necklace.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I must say that Sue and Annabel have said it all! Beautiful necklace.

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    Deb Harding says:

    This is a fabulous necklace. I love the Anne Choi bead over your pendant. The rustic looking mix of white beads really give a western flair without being over the top.

  5. kye
    kye says:

    This is such a wonderful necklace. The use of the different white stones is the perfect choice with the Anne Choi bead. The beautiful cabochon treatment really adds a special quality to an already gorgeous design.

  6. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments. I keep trying to improve my metalsmithing skills to add another dimension to my jewelry. You can tell that I really love the rustic primitive look!

  7. Creel U
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  8. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    This is fantastic. That bead is gorgeous, but I’m more impressed with how you made the cabachon focal. I love how you did that. Great necklace.

  9. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    At first I thought I liked the next one more (the cab is prettier), but now I can’t decide… :-D Can’t help but love the combo of white beads here… and the bail of the pendant part in the next one. Really, really good work!!!

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