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About this design:

I adore LB's collection of Antique Soochow Jade so I splurged during the crossword sale and purchased a variety. I finished this necklace in February and took some photos during an ice storm. But then I considered taking it apart. When I have those urges I've learned to put the work away and forget about it for awhile. After looking at it with fresh eyes I thought-maybe I should post it. So.....


Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave, 18 & 20 gauge Vintage Bronze Artistic Wire, 20mm emerald cut Prehnite, 25mm tubular bone, 6mm round Flower Jade, 8mm round Antique Soochow Jade (LB), 12mm Antique Soochow Jade squares (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow faceted rounds (LB), 8mm Antique Soochow Jade rondelles and my handmade clasp.

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kye, I’m glad you didn’t take it apart! I love the multi-strands & the blending variety of color the Soochow Jade adds to the piece. I especially like the transition from the back to the front using the tubular bone beads then the larger pyrite beads. :)

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Sorry, I meant ‘Prehnite’ beads :)

  3. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    I think it was a great decision to keep this necklace together. It is beautiful! I truly love everything about it. The colors are great, the spacing of bead & chainmaille sections are perfect, especially with the layers. The only thing nice to add would be to see it on someone. I’d like to see the length. I have put aside many creations! When I look at them after a while, I either see right away why I set it aside. Or I think “what was even wrong with this?”!

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Another vote for keeping as is! Everything about this piece is special. Fave!

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Another vote for as is! This is a jaw dropping necklace. I can only imagine nonbeaders standing with open mouths when they learn that you made this! :-D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    No, don’t take it apart! Gorgeous as is!
    I can’t imagine wire wrapping the 3 strands in front and getting the drape ‘just right’. Well done!

  7. LFP Sarah
    LFP Sarah says:

    beautiful work combining the chain maille and beads together in a cohesive and gorgeous piece. glad you didn’t take it apart!

  8. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I think it is beautiful! Please don’t tear it apart. I really love the long bone beads with the jade and prehnite.

  9. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Good decision! I think it’s wonderful as it is!

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    Ohhh, love it! Some of my favorite stones are the flower jade, they are so versatile, they look great with the antique Soochow jade and the bronze!

  11. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    I so want to handle this, to feel the smooth jade and bumpy stacks of rings. Perfect. Kye you are a wonder!

  12. kye
    kye says:

    Thank you all for being so supportive of my work and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. :)

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Agree! Agree! Love the multi-chain design…more to enjoy and appreciate your beautiful links and wire work with these beads!

  14. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Everything about this necklace is perfection. Do not take it apart.

  15. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so gorgeous. I envy you gals who have these kinds of skills. My fingers just don’t cooperate that much any more. But I LOVE long necklaces like these.

  16. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your creative experience with us. I’m sure we’ve all “been there!” I’ve torn apart too many pieces only to have the components sit doing nothing. You’ve given me encouragement to trust my own artistic sense. Your necklace is lovely and you’ve worked all the elements together in a beautiful way.

  17. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks again :) :) :)

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    Angelina N says:

    I absolutely love this piece. You have inspired me, thank you. I need a strand of everything! Thank you for sharing your visions. “Vision with execution is hallucination.” ….Einstein.

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    Angelina N says:

    How big are the jump rings an which ones did you use? Did you make all of them yourself? New to this and any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you again.

    “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Had to correct that. Thank you again.

  20. kye
    kye says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Angelina N. That’s a great quote I have never seen before. I used 4mm ID Weave Got Maille jump rings in two colors-bronze and antique bronze. I hope that helps. :)

  21. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Has to go into faves! :-) Can’t add more to what’s already been said!

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    Signatures Co says:

    I love this too, my kind of style, you inspire me, thank you!

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    Angelina N says:

    Hello Again to you,

    I hope this finds you well. The Soochow Jade that you used for your “Remembrance Necklace”,it said 18 and 20 gauge “Artistic Wire” was used. Do the beads have large holes? Or, did you use Soochow Jade with large holes?

    Thank you
    Angelina Neau

  24. kye
    kye says:

    Hi Angelina. Nope. I didn’t use any stones with large holes. Just the standard Soochow Jade that Lima sells.

  25. Mixed Media Mind
    Mixed Media Mind says:

    Good thing you did not take it apart. It is perfect, quite nice.

  26. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I know I’m late to the party but I just saw this on Pinterest and clicked. It is so beautiful. kye – What a wonderful design. Just love it. So glad you shared it.

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