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not your stepping stone

About this design:

I love the random angularity of these trapezoidal Picasso Jasper stones--they just seem inherently modern to me.

I've heard it said that something is well designed when you can't think of anything to add and nothing can be taken away. This design came together in an instant and it seemed to fit that description.

By the way, I took some medium sand paper to this (very inexpensive!) copper clasp, which looked terribly bright when I received it. I think the toned-down brushed finish looks pretty nice, and I like the funky mod shape, so I think I will order more!


Free-form Picasso Jasper trapezoids, faceted Carnelian twists, black glass spacers, copper clasp from LB.

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  1. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is awesome! I love it, def one of my favs here! I agree with you on the “terrible bright” comment, so you gave me an idea – I might do the same with some stuff I have! Thank you!:-)

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

  3. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Love the angular look – it’s very distintive! Carnelian is ideal! Also looks like it has some nice weight to it – bet it feels great to wear!

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Hey I like the look of these stone’s has a different appeal.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    I love this!! Fave!

  6. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    This is right into my favorites! We must have been on the same wavelength because it posted same day as my mookite piece. Love those modern shaped stones. They really look like Picasso did them. Award winning piece in my book, you did a great job with the toggle.

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Picasso Jasper is the ne plus ultra! Love the stones love how you used them.

    I have a clasp like the one you used. I’m not sure how long I had it before I used it but it oxidized fairly quickly without any help. However, never thought to sand it, hummmm…. It is a very versatile design.

  8. Steph
    Steph says:

    I would have never thought to rub the copper, it is rather bright. It will look nice in time with the stones, pick up the colors. I’ll have to try that. Looks very earthy, love it.

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    Dora H says:

    love the un-uniformed stones in this and love the color scheme :)

  10. Fashion Chick aka SC
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  11. Violet
    Violet says:

    Oh , I love the chunkiness of this and the colors !! Love what you did with the clasp !!!

  12. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    This is so beautiful, I really love everything about this!

  13. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Stunning! I love the unusual shape of the picasso jasper!

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Only a true artist would think to sand paper the clasp!! :) I love it… into my favorites!

  15. CAS
    CAS says:

    Gorgeous … gorgeous … gorgeous … did I happen to say … GORGEOUS!!! I love it! :)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    btw: Where’d you get the free-form Picasso Jasper trapezoids??? They’re fabulous!!!

  17. The Dud
    The Dud says:

    I love this, it reminds me of the beauty of the Arizona desert!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love it!!

  19. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Very pretty! :)

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    Brenda H says:

    Another fabulous design!

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Another fabulous piece from you, Susan! Great idea to sandpaper the clasp to tone down the brightness! I love what you said about knowing when a design is done, too….. :D

  22. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    lOOK AT THAT JASPER! What a GORGEOUS necklace!

  23. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Another fabulous piece!!

  24. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Love everything about this

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Must have missed this first time around Congrats on being on top of the list.

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