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California Dreamin'

About this design:

I wanted a nice larimar pendant, I found this one & worked around it with the other beads, making this on leather I can wear it at different lengths!


Larimar, with peach moonstone, larimar, aquamarine & rainbow moonstone drops, one trade bead with the larimar crazy lace rondelles, aquamarine & carnelian 4mm rounds & blue kyanite ovals one glass bead (made by a friend !) all on 5mm leather

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  1. Annao
    Annao says:

    You really put a lot of work on this, beautiful design. I would wear it. Is it heavy on your neck? You should be proud of the necklace.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Love this necklace! The larimar pendant is super! I love larimar. The kyanite is perfect with the larimar.

  3. jdtt
    jdtt says:

    The larimar is beautiful – and you have complemented it perfectly with this creation.
    Into my faves!

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Love this mix of blues and oranges…a favorite color palette of mine. You have created a beautiful piece to enjoy for a long time.

  5. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Very, very special! Love it!

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    Beautiful pendant! Nice use of all the natural stones in your design!

  7. kye
    kye says:

    This is so pretty. I’m really enjoying looking at all the beautiful stones and other goodies on this wonderful necklace.

  8. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Thank you all very much !! No, it’s not heavy around my neck, hardly feel it !! Glad you like all the coloured stones together! Comfy too, around my neck with the leather, I think the width of the leather helps to take the weight! (5mm)

  9. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Michelle, it’s so cool how you’ve incorporated asymmetrical beads and elements into your design to make it fascinating yet balanced. Love your choice of stones and with that gorgeous Larimar, you’ve got a treasure! Also admire your wireworking the beads instead of just stringing. I think that makes it lighter.

  10. GrandmumPamela
    GrandmumPamela says:

    I agree with previous comments, the 1st thing I noticed was your wire working (as opposed to stringing). Big chunky look balanced with smaller beads worked nicely! The different lengths coming down and draping look lovely!

  11. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Thanks Kathryn & Pamela for your lovely comments!! Glad you like it, yes, the wire took a long time but worth it !!

  12. T thornton
    T thornton says:

    Love love love…. the Larimer focal is spool perfect! A labor of love. Boho is one of my favorite styles. Well, I consider it boho

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gorgeous! May I ask was the wire sterling? I missed that in your list of elements. I know how long it takes to do all that wrapping and it turned out beautifully!

  14. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Thanks Becky, the wire is actually silver plated, but it is strong, other wire like sterling can break easily. The sterling wire would have to be thicker to be pliable & non-breakable, then would be too big to go through the bead holes !

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