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#50

About this design:

This necklace is my 50th design posted here and I made it for one of my favorite people in the whole world. In August I was able to spend several days with her. She showed me her favorite places and it was so much fun.

We went to a great bead store where she really admired this Stichtite pendant. I went back to the store later and bought it so I could make her something and surprise her.

Components:

Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Half Persian 4 in 1, Mobius, and Twist of Fate chainmaille weaves, Stichtite pendant, 8mm Antique Soocho Jade rounds (LB), 6mm Flower Jade rounds (LB), 8mm Soocho Jade rondelles, (LB), my handmade clasp, 18 and 20 gauge Artistic Wire.

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  1. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Kye I absolutely love your work! I always have and believe I always will your skill is impeccable and an inspiration. This piece is so beautiful! What a lucky lady to receive this!

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    Moogie says:

    Wow Kye, can I be your bestie?!! This necklace is fabulous. Colors are perfect, love the different weaves you used, especially with the addition of a different color jump ring. The antique soocho jade is very versatile. Was your friend surprised?

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Stunning!! Perfect! Fabulous!!

  4. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Kye, this is such a beautiful tribute/gift to your good friend. You’ve created this masterpiece in my favorite color -green- which represents a friendship that will grow and flourish.

  5. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I really appreciate each and every one. Moogie you are so sweet! I haven’t sent her the necklace yet. Fingers crossed!

    Has anyone used liver of sulfur gel? I’d really like to use some on the silver pendant but have never used it before. Will it effect the stone? I’m kinda unsure if I should try it or just allow the silver to patina naturally. The shiny silver bail bugs me.

  6. Christy H
    Christy H says:

    So gorgeous! I love the colors in here!

  7. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Kye, I use the liquid one! This is a pic of it. You can either dilute it in solution, OR, what I love, paint it directly on without compromising the whole piece. That’s sometimes what I end up doing when I add a piece after I thought it was “finished”. It’ll go faster so, you have to keep an eye on it. When it gets old, you have to use more of the stuff…

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  8. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    It goes on like a gel.

  9. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Khristin and kye, I’ve used the jar of LOS that you have to dilute and go through a bunch of steps and then try to diffuse the stinky smell, etc., then I tried the bottle like Khristin’s. It was SO much easier to work with and didn’t seem so smelly. Khristin give an important tip: timing is essential – it works fast and you have to be ready with H20 or a stopping agent. Right, Khristin? :)

  10. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Totally! I just wipe it off and then run it under water. So easy!

  11. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks for all the great info! You guys are the best!! I bought Cool Tools Patina Gel POL-802. You’ve been a big help. Does it affect the gemstone if you accidentally get some on it?

  12. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Sorry, I never had gemstones involved.

  13. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    If you wipe it off immediately it SHOULD be fine. You can always wipe the stone down with Vaseline or something to create an easy barrier that won’t harm or change the stone. Something that can be wanted off with warm water and soap.

  14. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks Khristin and Kathryn!! ♡♡♡

  15. Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    KYE, YOU ARE MY APPARITION ARTIST TO BECOME! You are so talented. I should check this blog more often. I just bought the gel also. Beautiful necklace and a lucky friend.

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    Moogie says:

    If you mix your gel as directed, I would apply it directly to the bail with a little brush or Q-tip, then dip in water, repeat until it’s the color you like then dip in a neutralizing solution of 1T baking soda in a cup of cool water. I’d be very careful to avoid the stichtite as it seems to be a very soft stone (although it looks to be combined with serpentine). I really have no idea if it will harm the stone. Also I’m not sure if a greasy substance would sink into the stone either.
    Just my 2 cents!

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    Beautiful work! I am so jealous of your friend!

  18. T thornton
    T thornton says:

    Amazing….a new fav. Just in awe..☺

  19. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Wow Kye.. This is absolutely beautiful.

    As for the LoS.. I use the gel/liquid type that comes in a little bottle. As others have suggested, if you want to avoid all damage to the stone, you can get some tape and carefully tape around the bail and the stone. Then mix the LoS as instructed (usually a tiny drop in water) and then use a semi dry paintbrush and paint it directly to the bail, and let it darken, avoiding the stone entirely..

    Once it has reached the colour that you wanted, you can dip the bail end into a mixture of baking soda and water to neutralise it. I don’t think I would be game to dip the whole pendant into it, unless I had a small stone of the same stone to test it first. If you can remove the bail without damaging the stone or the necklace, you can always do it separately as well.

  20. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks so much for all the valuable information and support!! :) :) :)

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