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Saturday Afternoon

About this design:

Fell in love with this art nouveau butterfly and saw a chance to use some of these Charoite slices I had.


hand painted art nouveau butterfly, Charoite, Olive Jade, Black Lava, Garnet, Czech Glass, brass chain, brass lobster and waxed linen

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so pretty. I adore jewelry with butterflies. And the pink and green combo is one of my favorites.

  2. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I want to come to your studio and watch you make your pieces! They are always a treat to see! I have a project that i have to hand off next week and I can tell you I would rather look at everyone else’s things and dream that mine put itself together!

  3. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Pretty combination of colors, Jane!

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    You always find the most interesting focal pieces. I love this butterfly one. And those Charoite slices are gorgeous. I want some! Although I have no idea right now what I would do with them. I don’t usually care for lava stones but in this they are perfect. This might just be my favorite of all your designs.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful combination of stones and chain sweetjane. And I love your pendant. I love the way the stones mimic the wings of the butterfly.

  6. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    This is so very well coordinated.

  7. kye
    kye says:

    This is so beautiful Sweetjane. It’s just gorgeous. I’m with Jogi. I’d love to see your stash and studio. You have such a talent. Awesome necklace.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks so much for all your kind and much appreciated comments!! I actually didn’t make anything today for a change. I’ve got a lot of projects to do… 13 + ..and more coming. I’m just not going to schedule the surgery until I’m ready.

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    Melody F says:

    You’re getting better all the time! This necklace is wonderful.

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The butterfly focal is beautiful, and I like the way your pulled all the colors into the necklace. Love the flower buds at the bottom–they are such a nice way to soften the square edge–I’ll have to remember that. I dream of completing one project a day–not one project every couple months or longer!

  11. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    C.C. I would love to see more of your projects…they are always a delight!! As far as I go, I need to take a breather sometimes. I feel my time is limited…with the surgery coming up. They haven’t called me yet…so I’m going to give it some more time before I call them.

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Jane, things have been so busy–I can’t stand it when I’m not able to carve out time to create & bead. This week I’ve been trying my hand at some wire working. I’ve got a long way to go on that discipline in jewelry making. I wish you the best on your surgery. How long will recovery take, and will you be able to use your hand at all? I’m sure it weighs heavily on you–I dread even having to go to the dentist let alone some type of surgery. Here’s a hug in advance! >>HUG<< :)

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You do find some of the most marvelous pendents and your choice of colors to use with them is always spot on!

  14. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    All of the above!

  15. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks C.C, I was told recovery was 4 to 6 weeks. I’m doing my left hand first… which is limited anyway..bad shoulder surgery left me with limited use of my left arm. So, I’m going to watch a lot of you tubes… learn new jewelry making techniques.

  16. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Jane, Take care during recovery. We will look forward to seeing all the ‘new’ skills you’ll be learning from YouTube. That will be a useful way to pass the time! :)

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