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About this design:

So, I posted some pendants a while ago and said I would post them again once finished... Well, here's one, I didn't post this one earlier. However, I will be posting the others over the next few days, I don't want to inundate everyone, nor take over the design page and push out everyone else.

I don't know what the stone is and I had a hard time finding the right beads to go with it. Nothing seemed to "fit" until I pulled out the garnet and then the red on the stone just popped! As per usual wire work is all me from the clasp to the stone and the beads in between.


Stone (don't know the kind), Garnet, sterling silver, beadalon 40 strand wire

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  1. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Stunning stone, fantastic necklace! Your Work always looks so perfect, and this no exception! Love the garnet; I can’t imagine anything else! Big fave!

  2. jdtt
    jdtt says:

    Finding the garnets was worth waiting for – beautiful!
    Lovely wire work, complements the stone perfectly.

  3. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    What a stunning focal stone. It goes so well with the garnet and the wire component in the necklace itself just makes it pop. Gorgeous piece!

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    Fresh Baked says:

    First I want to say kudos for your stunning first photo! Really shows of this necklace beautifully… It’s a struggle to get good shots sometimes.
    The stone, garnets, and your wonderful wire magic have produced a beautiful piece of jewelry.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Absolutely fantastic work! Garnet was definitely the best choice to compliment the focal stone–the red veining truly is enhanced. Love the coil beads added to this design. They break up the Garnet into sections and ties the stringing into the wire-wrapped pendant. Great piece!

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Perfection! That wire work is perfect for the whole piece. The garnet really does make the focal pop.

  7. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Fantastic work as always!

  8. kye
    kye says:

    Wonderful work Khristin. I’m always amazed at your wirework. The coils really add to the design. (How do you do them so perfectly?!) The garnet really is beautiful paired with that gorgeous expertly wrapped stone. I can’t wait to see the other 5. :)

  9. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for the compliments! You guys are wonderful! I’ll probably post #2 tomorrow!

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    Moogie says:

    This is a truly divine piece Khristin! I agree that the focal stone is both gorgeous & unique. I’ve hit the wire too! Can’t wait to see the rest of your creations❤️

  11. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    A perfect composition, Khristin! (As all the others already said, but…) Love the coils used throughout the strand like that — have to remember that idea :-D Very,very neat wrapping of the focal!

  12. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you! The camera I use for my pictures is actually my cell phone and I have photo editing software on it. Really all I do to the photo is crop, white balance and use the “auto” option which is color correcting. This is to make it look as close to real life as possible since colors tend to mute with a camera. Also I usually take pics early in the day or evening when the light is softer and not overheard.

    To make the coils, I use a multisize looping plier and keep the wire on the bottom of the coil so it grows upward as I wrap, gently closing the pliers to keep coil in place. It’s a handy way of making beads “go farther” if you don’t have enough!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I’ve never seen anything like that focal and with the garnet it is unique “squared”. I know what you mean by using the coiled wire. It adds interest and variation and makes the beads go farther.

    I have a collection of crochet hooks I use for the same purpose…. just wrap the wire around the smooth part and you are in business.

  14. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Wow, so gorgeous! I’ve really bonded with my birthstone this year, which happens to be Garnet, and this is just so beautiful. I don’t know about the stone either, but Mookaite comes to mind as far as the colors.

  15. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    That looks very much like mookaite! I think it may be! Thank you!

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