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Skull and Turquoise


About this design:

Here’s another phenomenal Anne Choi bead with a sugar skull mandrake. I decided to make a short necklace with this one. I made a prong setting for this incredible turquoise cabochon and hung it under the Anne Choi bead. I hammered and oxidized some sterling wire and wrapped it around some leather cord to hang the pendant from. I added sterling leather bead caps and a toggle closure. This piece was a true statement piece! I made myself one without the Anne Choi bead because I loved it so much. This one also sold to a new client and she loved it.

Components:

Anne Choi bead, turquoise cabochon, oxidized sterling wire and sheet, sterling leather bead caps, leather cord, sterling toggle

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  1. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Also gorgeous!

  2. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Very cool necklace!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Wow, way cool necklace! I’m sure your clients love your talents.

  4. kye
    kye says:

    Another beauty. Wow! That cabochon is beyond gorgeous.

  5. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    Thanks for all the awesome comments! I got this gorgeous at the Tucson gem show. They have the most amazing things at that show. Turquoise is my favorite gem so I always buy lots of it!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This necklace makes such a statement!! Perfect design keeping all the attention on the focals. And what a gorgeous chunk of turquoise!!

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love her bead, but your total concept of design and finish with the cabochon really makes this one sing!

  8. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    I’m loving the cabochon treatment. :)

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