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Pick up Sticks!

About this design:

Working on the theme Pick up Sticks had me pulling out the Kyanite Stick 2-6x10-40mm and putting them together with some other Kyanite sticks I had stashed away. I paired them with vintage black iris tiny steel cut seed beads and some peacock blue pearls. I finished the piece off with a simple sterling silver toggle clasp. It is long, I mean really long. But, it works! I had trouble photographing the blues in the sticks. So the pictures are all a bit different. Love the mix of Kyanite, pearls and tiny black seed beads.


Kyanite Stick 2-6x10-40mm, more Kyanite sticks with a different oriented hole through the drop, peacock blue pearls 6mm smooth, black iris seed beads, sterling silver toggle clasp.

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  1. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    The last three pictures really show that beautiful blue of the kyanite sticks. Love the idea of the pearls between. It has a beautiful organic look. Ive never made a piece with sticks- – can you wear it casual as well as dressy? A no rules piece? Very pretty- I especially like that last picture- almost takes on the look of fringe! Love it!

  2. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I wore it to work this week with a white button down dress shirt on. Got lots of wows! I tried it with a collared top, worked then, too. A friend at work really liked it and said she thought she could do it with a tee shirt and jeans. My tee shirt days are over but she could pull it off! I have an elderly friend who is in her late 80s. She wanted to buy it. Said it would work with one of her outfits. Everyone, young and older seems to like the funkiness of it. I am excited!

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    yippee! Isn’t it a great feeling when others love your creative side?-so happy for you!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Long is good! Very long is very good. Love the stick and pearls and the color is great. I have a bunch of lapis sticks that I’ve been wondering how to use them and your design has given me a couple of ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful necklace Jogi. Love the black and blues together. Love all the ways it can be worn.

  6. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    It looks great every way and adapts to a different style each time;so cool.

  7. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Thanks everyone! I don’t have many stick beads but I think I really like them, now!

  8. kye
    kye says:

    Oh wow! This is so cool. What an amazingly versatile necklace.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love this!

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