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Delights From The Sea

About this design:

The labradorite pendant inspired this necklace. I will wear it. It is nice with or without the pendant. I had to make the pendant bail large to fit over the black shell squares. The black shell flashes the teal blue of the labradorite when it moves and the gold pearls pick up the lovely golden color from the pendant. I have never thought black shell could vary so much and be such and interesting bead.


Stormy Blue Keishi Pearls, Gold Rice Pearls, Silver Leaf hook & eye clasp from Lima Beads, Silver 3mm rounds, Black Shell squares, and black seed beads.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    The second 2 pictures if the show the back of the pendant the stone has just as much color and flash as the front does. This pendant can look quite grey without movement and lignt to reflect. It was certainly a winner.

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    PRETTY … thanks for the extra pics!! SLS

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    These pictures were to show better the necklace. I cannot get over how much variance there is to black shell. I always thought of it as such a just there it is and oh well stone. Now that I am really shopping I have found twice that maybe I can change my mind about it. The squares of black shells gave some interest to the keishi and rice pearls. Plus they added some size and shape to it too.

  4. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    This is genuinely beautiful! It has a rich organic feel – wow!

  5. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    A beauty! Fantastic Labradorite piece! the little gold pearls perfectly draw out the gold-green flash in the lab. Very nice!

  6. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Faith my Friend. You know what? I love this pendant and necklace. I mean really cant take my eyes off from that blue stone. Is it possible for You to make another one?

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Okay, you ladies are conspiring against me today! I’m drooling over this lab & necklace too! What a great find Faith, and your necklace really picks up all the colors! Gorgeous!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Thank you Kathryn, Joyce, Arja, and Lori Z. Yes Arja I probably could make another let me check into it and see.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh Faith! It’s absolutely stunning!
    Your whole design on this is just my style. :-)
    I think you and I think alike on the size of jewelry we like to wear. I try now and then to wear bigger, chunkier styles but smaller still works best for me. This is simply gorgeous!! Love those little keishi pearls. And that pendant…..WOW! :-D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Thank you Mary. The little keishi pearls were the very same I had put together for my friends daughter with champagne rice pearls and just wasn’t satisfied with it. I had misplaced the piece of Labradorite and when I finally found it (in a purse bottom) I thought the pearls would go well with this. I tried the champagne pearls but not enough color. The golden ones are sort of a multi color in there luminescence to giving off sort of teal to a hint of lavender rose. It just does not show enough of the beauty in a picture.
    Thank you so much ladies.

  11. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Fav!!! Another real winner: composition, color and texture all working together for a wonderful result. And then you have the lustrous labradorite pendant. WOW!!!!!! :D

  12. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Excellent! Love it and definitley would wear it!

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Love this, and I love the Lab. pendant…

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Thank you Harriet, Diane and Lynn. I think size and color on this are so stunning. I’m not sure there is any out there as pretty and as large as this. I put a large bail on the pendant so it would go over the black shell squares so I could wear both together or alone.

  15. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Faith i love this so much wonderful!

  16. Violet
    Violet says:

    Faith , this is beautiful !!!!!
    Great stone and great design !!!

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    Margareta says:

    Oh, what wonderful colours you have found to match that fabulous pendant! I love this one very much!!

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