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Over the Rainbow

About this design:

I love color and rainbow color (red,orange, yellow,green, blue, indigo, & violet) most of all, so I just gathered up my freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals and wore out my eyesight trying to make a rainbow necklace with extremely subtle changes in the color. It is about 37" long and can be worn almost any way. The 3 strand way is only for those with long, thin necks - not like my very short round one:)


Swarovski crystals, a few Czech glass crystals (when I didn't have the right shade of Swarovski:), and freshwater pearls.

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  1. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    wow you have alot of patience gal! pretty colors!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Wow what a rainbow of beauty.

  3. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    I really love the subtle changes in color in this. Excellent work!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Fave! I want this for my little sister Emily! She’s completely deaf, and just started college, her favorite thing is rainbows, her entire dorm room is nothing but rainbows, lol. I’d just be scared to death that she’d break it or something, she is extremely active and athletic. Gorgeous!

  5. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Oh what a cool and fun necklace!!

  6. Marian C
    Marian C says:

    What a great idea, and the color transition is well done! Fav!

  7. Celticcrossing
    Celticcrossing says:

    This so catches your eye. Lovin’ it!

  8. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Yikes, you must have really needed to take a break from packing! This looks like intense work in getting the stones to match this perfectly.

  9. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    wow, looks like that would have been a headache. It turned out great. I like how you have several different ways to wear it.

  10. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Thanks to all of you. I don’t have the patience to do any of the beautiful bead stitching some of you do, but this was fun for me – and you are right, Linda – I was more than happy to get away from the packing. Am finally recovered from going to Florida for our son’s wedding in Feb:) (as well as the significant cold I caught from my granddaughters – well worth the illness to have time with them:)

  11. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, this is really pretty … what nice transitioning you did!! SLS

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    I’ve always thought about doing a rainbow theme – you’ve really inspired me with this piece, Kathryn! This really turned out beautifully! :D

  13. Donna Kate
    Donna Kate says:

    Oh this is so pretty! It looks just like summer to me.

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