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Matrix for Jessica

About this design:

this is another work in progress.. it is a commissioned piece ..Jessica is a complex lady.. fabulous hairstylist and also teacher for Matrix hair products...and super cool biker chick! she wanted a large "hair show" piece that reflected her personal style.. it had to be red because Matrix prefers her to wear only black and red when she is onstage. She requested the skulls and I had to go from there.. the three black diamonds are left over from a broken necklace that was worn by jess's grandmother which I remade for her Mom. I thought it would be a nice touch to add them to this piece for Jess..they are mahogany wood.


red coral branch and beads, blackstone skulls, faceted black onyx and crystal quartz from LB,silver wire

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  1. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    What a fabulous piece! Those skulls rock! ;)

  2. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    How absolutely astonishing! That must be one complex girl, as you say! This is super fun too!

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    WOW!!! The way you describe her, it should fit her well..

  4. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, this is quite a piece! Lots of fun. I’d love to see it on her. SLS

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Shannon, what perfect designs you’ve created to suit her personality and work requirements! Fabulous! :D

  6. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    This fantastic fun!!!! Can’t wait to see the finished necklace! This is great!

  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Totally cool design!!

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