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not my usual colors

About this design:

the colors of this necklace went way out of my usual comfort zone- I usually like softer shades and/or analogous combinations, but sometimes you need to stretch a bit


Lapis, Carnelian, Amethyst, and some Mango pearls for punch!

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  1. Goldie H
    Goldie H says:

    Very pretty! When I first saw this, I immediately thought of Ancient Egyptian jewelry. ;)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Yes! Goldie is right! It does have an Egyptian flare! This would be out of my comfort zone too but It really works! I like it!

  3. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I love the colors you used. Good Job!

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    very pretty those mango pearls look like gold at first glance!!! It’s good to get out of our comfort zones it’s amazing what we come up with…. :)

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

    Pretty, love the color combo!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I had to reread the description – I agree with Stormy Chick I thought the mango pearls were gold at first.
    Isn’t it fun to go outside of your comfort zone?
    Beautiful deign.

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    Thanks ladies! The mango pearls are a lovely golden orange (a bit like 24K gold vermeil, but way cheaper!). I was going for a bit of an Egyptian feel- I spent many hours as a teenager wandering around the Egyptian wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). I love living in the West, but I do miss the great museums of NY.

  8. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Yes, yes, the first thing I thought of way Egyptian design. Gorgeous – very rich. And, darn, those sure look like gold beads.

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    Valley Girl says:

    I like this very much! A great color combination

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    Shawn l says:

    i love these colors-rich and inviting. another going to my favorites

  11. Marian C
    Marian C says:

    I really like this!! The mango pearls really make it glow!

  12. Frida
    Frida says:

    I think you should keep on streching! I like it, it is beautiful!

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This is a terriffic color combination!

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