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Sterling silver necklace with cubic zirconias and freshwater pearls

About this design:

All beads/pearls from Limabeads!
This necklace measures 22 3/4" from end to end (opened). It was completely handmade by me with oxidized sterling silver. The pendant is a gorgeous wire wrapped, champaign colored cubic zirconia. This is framed with sterling silver, half round wire holding 3 more wire wrapped cubic zirconia drops. All of these cubic zirconias are very sparkley and stunning.
The chain of this necklace is made of ivory and rust colored freshwater pearls that have been connected rosary chain style.


oxidized_sterling_silver, cubic_zirconia, freshwater_pearls

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    your necklace is so cool and so very gorgeous! did you oxidize the silver wire yourself?

  2. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Thank you! And yes, with a liver of sulfur solution.

  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    I fell in love with this piece when you uploaded it with one of your blog comments a while back.

    Interested in selling it? This would look great on my wife.

  4. celestialdesigns
    celestialdesigns says:

    Great piece! I love what you did with the pendant.

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    kitty mom jb says:

    This is just beautiful – did you find the rosary beads?

  6. Chantel C
    Chantel C says:

    This is a really wonderful necklace!!

  7. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Oh Tab this is stunning! The pendant is killer!!! Has a very vintage look but really edgy at the same time!!! HOT HOT HOT!!!

  8. Sandy S
    Sandy S says:

    OOOh I like! I have tall skinny nieces that woild love this. Keep up the great work Tab!

  9. Alice P
    Alice P says:

    Just beautiful! The colors are a perfect combination, but I especially like how they work so well with the oxidized silver.

  10. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Tab, this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the wirework around the pendant!!

  11. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Beautiful design. The whole concept just purrs together. I would want to purr if someone gave me this lovely piece. :-)

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    trinkets says:

    Interesting wire wrapped pendant, Tab!
    The necklace is beautiful ~ you must get lots of comments on this piece of jewelry**

  13. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Thanks everyone!
    Matt, I have already sold two of these, I could certainly make another. :)
    Kitty Mom, the ‘rosary’ beads are freshwater pearls from right here at lima beads. :)

  14. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Absolutely fabulous, Tab!

  15. Keri l
    Keri l says:

    Do you oxidize your silver before or after you make your pieces? I love the oxidized look. You are very creative!!!

  16. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Wonderful design. I can appreciate the work and creativity. So different from your other designs.

  17. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    I have been looking forward to seeing more of you here (I like your Fresh Picks). I’m glad you’re sharing. This is a brilliant piece.

  18. CatPark
    CatPark says:

    I LOVE this piece. It is just breathtaking! I love the color combination and the wirework!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Fantastic, unique necklace! You are so versatile!

  20. DJluvs2bead
    DJluvs2bead says:

    Hi Tab,
    Love your color choices and use of CZ componants!

  21. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Thank you all so much!
    Keri L, I patina my silver first with the liver of sulfur since doing it after may have a weird reaction with some stones or pearls. I think most of them would be fine but ya never know.
    Seashellsally, My work that is mostly gemstones/pearls/etc are older peices from last year or so. Since I’ve finished college and don’t have my own kiln yet to fire clay, I’ve been taking my need to sculpt out on polymer clay, haha. I tent to just use gemstones as accents now since making my own beads is so satisfying for me. :)

  22. Aprils Beaded Jewelry De
    Aprils Beaded Jewelry De says:

    Oh my gosh… I have been in the “Vintage” mood lately and I love this necklace.

  23. Gloria -Aussie chick
    Gloria -Aussie chick says:

    What a talented young person you are, I admire your dedication to your art.

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    wendy says:

    This is beautiful! Great job! :)

  25. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Hi Tab! I’ve seen this necklace a while back when you first posted it on another blog I think, and it really is quite gorgeous. Love it!!

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    KWB DESIGNS says:

    Tab… your work is so beautiful…

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Tab, don’t know how I missed this one – absolutely love the way you showcased the CZ! Wonderful wirework! I’ve patina’d copper, but haven’t tried oxidizing silver yet – now I’ll have to give it a try!

  28. WaterburyJewels
    WaterburyJewels says:

    Beautiful !!!! Necklace Tab

  29. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Outstanding necklace, Tab!!! Love the vintage look of this and the wirewrapping is great! :D

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    Creative Outlet says:

    Your Necklace is beautiful. I’m just starting with jewelry making, I hope I’ll be able to make jewelry as nice as yours.

    Thanks for sharing…

  31. Vanessa T
    Vanessa T says:

    One word…. AMAZING!!!!!!

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