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Mystic Torture

About this design:

I called this "torture" because I lost count of how many different designs I went through with this necklace before finally landing on this one. Too many light colored beads and the pendant got lost, too many black beads and it was too dark. I thought I would never find beads for the pendant that I was happy with...until I pulled out the citrine chips and then it all fell together.


Mystic Blue Feldspath, Citrine chips, peruvian chrysocolla, Black Onyx, antique gold clasp.

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  1. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    How beautiful! I love this, the combo just rocks!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    This is lovely like what you did with it. I have some feldspath haven’t used it yet.

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    Lee D says:

    Thank you Ravin and Alice!

  4. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    You hit on a winner with this color combo.

    Isn’t it funny how thing morph into something completely different than the idea you started with?

    I just finished finally clasping a necklace that morphed 5 times before I was really happy with it. It ended up with some completly different stones than I had originally intended – just like yours (when you added the citrine).

    It can be frustrating – but so rewarding when you finally hit it…..You did it with this one……

  5. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    You have done an awesome job on this design…your color combo is beautiful!!!! I love it…

  6. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    This is lovely!

  7. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    So wonderful Lee I really like what you have done the combo of beads is awesome!!!

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    Lee D says:

    Thanks Bead-itudes! You described my experience with this necklace EXACTLY! Nice to know that others sometimes go thru the same thing. :)

    Thank you Karen, Deb, and Dragons Chicky!

  9. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This came out beautifully, so I hope you feel the torture was worth it. I love the combination of colors. I can see how the citrine chips would make it all flow together, as they echo the pendant perfectly.

  10. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Lee this is so lovely the colors and design are fabulous I love it!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Spectacular design…all that torture certainly produced a wonderful piece! I love the combination of colors and the way you put it all together…fave! :)

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    Lee D says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Beth, Deb and Linda!

  13. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Very pretty!

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    Lee D says:

    Thank you, Sarah.

  15. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! ;) You must be relieved to have completed this design.

  16. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is really nice!!!

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    Lee D says:

    Thank you Martha and Lynn. Yes, this one had been bugging me for while. ;)

  18. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Lovely, sometimes it’s worth the pain to get the final results (kind of like childbirth, eh?) Your results are stunning. I wish I worked as well as you do with citrine.

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    Lee D says:

    Thank you, Linda. :)

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