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Ocean Bliss


About this design:

So I actually took 20 some photos of this piece because there are so many different elements to it that I wanted to show them all! A family friend actually asked me to make her a necklace with a larimar pendant. She wanted something reminiscent of the ocean, using a combination of chain and leather with the necklace around 36" in length and adjustable. Beyond that was all designer's choice.I said "ok" not really sure how to pull it off but I went ahead anyway. So this is what I came up with.

1st strand is blue apatite and was selected because it was a close match in blue to the larimar. 2nd strand and the bead on the pendant are Ancient Roman Glass and is anywhere from 1,500-2,000 years old, chosen because of the amazing colors in the ocean and that it reminds me of sea glass. 3rd strand is rock crystal and was selected to mimic the sea foam. The curly q's remind me of ocean waves.

Components:

Larimar, blue apatite, ancient roman glass, rock crystal, sterling silver gauges: 16, 20, 24 & 26

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful design Khristin. Really love the pendant and the wire work is amazing. The curlycues are very pretty. I don’t see any leather. Is it above the chain?

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    It is beautiful! I wondered about the leather also but noticed the three strands shown are attached to a jump ring and there was some wirewrapping above the jump ring so figure that section is attached to the leather. Your family friend should love this!

  3. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you! Yep the leather is attached to the jumprings via a sliding knot. It’s simple black leather but allows the necklace to go from approximately 36″ to about 24.

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  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow Khristin that’s so pretty. The black leather goes really well with the rest of the design. Nice that it’s adjustable.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great color and a fabulous design. Love it!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    This is so beautiful! You always have the most gorgeous stones and wrap them so they shine even more. You’re so creative in the way you wrap. I especially like the asymmetrical way you did this one. Fantastic interpretation of the ocean. Great work Khristin. ♡♡♡

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Three strands of sumptuous beauty! Your vision creating a layered ocean theme is great–I especially like the idea of the rock crystal to represent the sea foam. It’s fun to pick stones around a theme, and you did a wonderful job in your depiction.

  8. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thanks you guys! I am honestly a little jealous of the future owner! I may need to make one for myself using labradorite lol. I appreciate you guys and all the feedback you give me.

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    Y Konigsfeldgsfeldjjtiko says:

    Can I buy this

  10. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Y Konigsfeldgsfeldjjtiko I would love to sell this to you but it was a custom order. I can however do a custom order for you to make one similar. Please visit my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeautySought?ref=search_shop_redirect
    There we can work out the details via convo if you would like one like this or something else I have listed.

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