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Diamond and Pearls

About this design:

This piece was a challenge for me...I don't normally work with copper and I'm not especially fond of pearls...however, a friend challenged me and this is what I came up with. It only took 3 redo's :)
I have a show coming up in April and this is to be one of the sets I'll be showing.


Earrings copper beads fw green pearls, crystals, and copper earwires. Necklace rainbow jasper diamonds, fw green pearls, copper beads, crystal "gems", and copper toggle.

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  1. Frida
    Frida says:

    Cool and a different design!

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    Valley Girl says:

    The diamonds are cool. I have never seen that shape before and the earrings are really pretty. Nice Job!

  3. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Super great – for someone working out of their comfort zone, this is perfect. I am particularly in a trance over those earrings. It’ll sell very quickly. Good luck with your show.

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, well I am very proud of you! It is hard to work with things not in our ‘Zone’ and you have done a fabulous job. Bet your Zoning Laws just expanded ;) Great Job!

  5. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I love this necklace; it has a very primal, earthy feel to it. I love the way you used the Biwa pearls, both to stand alone and to fill the window beads. Wonderful. Into my faves!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Good for you, making something outside your comfort zone. You did a beautiful job!!

  8. CC
    CC says:

    OM, Thank you ladies for the kind words…I was almost as nervous about posting this as I am about the upcoming show! ;)

    KM Linda the earrings are what caused the necklace to be reworked 3 times…LOL couldn’t get it to POP like the earrings do…hmmm make a necklace of all earrings…wait…reality check…need more coffee!

    Lorrie there are Laws now?…Knew I should have studied Government more!! ROTFL!

    Linda T, I didn’t see the Primal until you mentioned it, Thank you maybe that can be this one’s marketing campaign….Primal Art survived creator’s urge to junk the whole thing!!! 8O

    Karen B thank you, I felt like your cool cat trying to get milk out of a glass…me working with pearls and copper….who knew it was possible? :D

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    CC, this is fabulous! Great job, working out of your comfort zone…and those earrings are to die for! But I love the necklace – great balance, and wonderful use of stones! This will definitely sell at your show! :D

  10. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Told ya this was great! Very nicely put together!
    Someone will grab this up in a heartbeat! :)

  11. CC
    CC says:

    Sue and Cookie, Thank you both so much!! You do know that as I continue up this water way if I lose the paddle I’m calling for HELP… :D

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    You were certainly up to the challenge! This is a fantastic set! I would say the necklace was worth the 3 re-dos, and the earrings look like a million bucks!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    CC, you know Cookie and I will pick up that paddle and help you anytime! But your show is going to be fabulous, without a doubt! :D

  14. CC
    CC says:

    Thank you Lori Z, I’m working towards only 2
    re-dos on the neck set… :D

    Sue, watch it…I’m going to hold you to it! ;)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I was checking your cute doggie and designs and this is the only one I saw posted and long ago too. It is still a wonderful set. I love the copper pearls and the combo with the other stone. I think it is quite elegant. Where is some more?????

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