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marcia, marcia, marcia

About this design:

My mother, who is 79 years old, has for many years had close-cropped silvery hair (by now I guess you'd have to say it's white.) She looks fabulous in greys and blacks. (Hmmmm! Wonder why I do so many black and white pieces!) And for as long as I've known her, she has worn one of several shades of deep red lipstick.

When I made this piece, I knew there was only one person I could give it to.

My mom's name is Marcia. She is the bravest woman I have ever known.


Those of you who work or shop at Michael's now and then may recognize the components. The toggle, which I thought was a perfect complement, is from LB. Aluminum painted discs, coral branches, LB rhodium toggle.

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  1. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Beautiful family. She looks like a really classy lady. She has the color hair I want. The necklace really made me catch my breath when I saw it. Simple colors together really pack a punch.

  2. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is a bold statement. I really like the silver beads, and the red beads, and the clasp. LOL I bet it looks great on your mother.

    (I really need to get to Michaels.)

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Adorable piece! My mom is a lover of red as well!!
    What a sweet picture of the three of you…Like your hair cut Susan!! :)

  4. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I can just picture her. This would be stunning!

  5. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    She will wear this often I bet and tell everybody who made it for her! Lovely piece!

  6. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    She loved it when I gave it to her at Christmas-time and everyone loved it on her. She’s like all moms–their kids’ biggest fans. She has given away all of her fine jewelry (“Where do I go? What do I need it for?” but wears my pieces all the time. :)

  7. Jameth
    Jameth says:

    lol Your mom kinda reminds me of my mom, the way you described her and her “habits”. Except… My mom’s waaaaaay younger than yours. lol
    Very pretty, btw. :D Instant fav.

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is gorgeous! So are you and your mother! Your dad (I assume) isn’t gorgeous, just handsome. LOL Wonderful photo — thanks for sharing it with us! :D

  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    Beautiful piece, and beautiful family picture (you look like your Mom). I’ll have to make a pilgrimage to Micheals & AC Moore soon (an hour and an hour and a half away) to check out what’s new. I love how the silver discs look bedewed.

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    Marcia e says:

    Love the piece :) And your mom looks and sounds like a great woman, and she knows how to spell her name “correctly” ;)

  11. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Aren’t you wonderful to make such a stunning necklace for your mother! The colors are beautiful and I bet your mom looks beautiful wearing it too. :)

  12. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    This is stunning – I know your mom loves it. I would have loved to make pieces for my mom but she passed in 2003 and I didn’t start with jewelry until late 2007. I know you mom treasures everything you give her from the talent of your heart!

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