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Washed Ashore

About this design:

I bought this pendant from Gaea's clearance sale in 2014. And then I could never think of a design. I was always stuck because I kept looking at a gorgeous necklace Asia made with a similar pendant (different color). Then finally this past summer I was outside with all my stuff sorting and noticed the recycled glass nuggets and the little polymer clay disc beads matched the pendant. And BAM, I whipped this up in an hour.
This is why I said I love these wood slices. I think this necklace looks like driftwood pieces, beach glass and pieces of shell picked up on the beach, with a big shell pendant.


Gaea pendant Everything else came from Michaels, recycled glass nuggets, wood chip slices, polymer clay discs, shell button, s-lon cord

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Deb, aren’t those wood chips a blast to design with?! I think they look great with your seaside beach theme & lovely Gaea pendant. Glad to see your post–I’ve been missing your designs. Love the finishing touch with the shell button. Keep up the great work! :)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is the necklace from Asia that I could not get out of my head.


  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Crystal. I do love those wood chips. I’ve got ideas for several more pieces in my head to make. But I’m currently not making any jewelry because I’m in the middle of a massive house reorg and cleaning. Now that I’m retired I finally have the time. Plus I’ve got two new kittens that distract me all the time!!! They are older than this photo now. Running around getting into stuff!!!


  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    So glad to hear you’re using your time to get some things done that I’m sure have been on the to-do list forever. Reorganizing can be fun, but tiresome–but well worth the effort in the long run. How cute are the new kittens?! They will fill your house & heart with joy–and a little havoc for a while. I remember the long climbs up the curtains to get to the top!

  5. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    Neat necklace. Cute kitties. Life is good. The wood and the recycled glass go great together. Thanks for posting all those photos. It is fun to see the stories about the creations. Post more, please.

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful necklace! I also love the picture of Asia’s necklace that has the same pendant. Your kitties are adorable. Soon the fun begins with them.

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Gorgeous driftwood beachy necklace. Love seeing your kittens. The button closure is fun also.

  8. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Your ocean themed pieces are so pretty. So are your kittens. :)

  9. kye
    kye says:

    It’s wonderful to see your work again. And your kittens are adorable! The necklace is awesome. I especially like how you used the woodchips. They really do look like driftwood. Fantastic design.

  10. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the name you gave this piece…don’t you love it when inspiration hits! The wood chips give it so much texture and interest. Beautiful piece!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love your design and the combo of colors. I’d certainly like to see a necklace like this washed ashore while walking on the beach… I’d just put it on, wear it and think what a great find!

    Now about those cute little kitties… We know that getting into stuff and being fun to watch is in the job description for all kittens!

  12. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beautiful Deb! I see this necklace and Galveston island! perfect for summer! And your right- those do look like driftwood! Love it!

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