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Turquoise Island

About this design:

This was my 1st experiment with using chain.

This is a 16" necklace with large turquoise heische discs and a large seed used as the focal. Also, prior to attaching the chain, I incorporated small, decorative sterling barrels.

True to my nature, this piece was finished with a huge sterling toggle clasp.

After this piece, I was so hooked on sterling change, but sometimes my pockets just can't afford it. My pieces are pretty casual, so the chain allows me to dress them up.


Turquoise heische discs, brazilian seed and sterling.

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  1. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Again, excellent. Your sense of design, in particular that of scale, is accomplished. It can be challenging for some to work “bold”. You do it extremely well.
    You have demonstrated very cleverly how to transition from the natural elements to the harder surfaced elements, that is, how to go from the beads to metal with out an abrupt shift to the senses by utilizing the texture of the sterling beads. Nicely accomplished!
    Sterling is becoming more pricey, still a bargain compared to gold. One must do some shopping to keep the pieces within an affordable range. To counter that, and to avoid the frustration of not finding “just what I need” I have begun to make my own sterling chain. That takes one into a whole different world than the world of beading. But I become verbose.
    Again! I am enjoying your pieces. Well done and thank you!

  2. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @seashellsally and again thank you for the analogy. If you are not already blogging or writing for a jewely mag, you should look into taking that challenge on. I hang on to every word you type and appreciate what you see.

    I am looking at a metal smithing class, as we speak, a little pricey, but if I can move a piece or two, I maybe able to justify it.

    I can’t wait to see some of your pieces, I know they are wonderful.

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    K H says:

    OOOH, I have some MOP disks left over from another project – I think I hear them calling my name. I’ll let you know what they have to say. Thanks for the idea :)

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I love this!!!! Wakeeta, I checked out your website and there it was, right on your home page! Good choice! This is just fabulous — I agree with Seashellsally about the terrific way you transitioned the elements of this necklace.

    Your website is sensational and so is your talent!!! :D

  5. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I agree with both Lynn Eileen and Seashellsally! You do FABULOUS work! Great sense of style and scale! You accomplish what I strive for!

  6. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Another beautiful design! You are wonderfully talented and I thank you for sharing it with us, your fellow beaders, because it’s so motivating!!

  7. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    @KH, shoot me a note when you finish, would love to see what you came up with.

    @Lynn, thank you so much. You won’t believe how much I struggle with websites. I’m not techy at all, but too poor to pay someone else to do it. One day, just one day…

    @Chicky D, thanks so much and your work is fabulous.

    @Fashion Chick, thanks so much. You guys certainly lead by example. I’m just glad I was welcomed into this group.

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