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Jhanna's Necklace

About this design:

My "daughter" from the Dominican Republic is visiting. She and my daughter, Sam, stayed with each other during a high school mini-exchange 2 years ago and have remained close. Jhanna's (ya-na) eyes lit up when I asked if she would like to make something. We chose amethyst and silver to match the dress she just bought for New Year's. We had so much fun making this set - stayed up till 1 am last night. Jhanna did all of the stringing and I showed her how to do some of the other techniques. This morning I noticed a few missing spacers, but oh, well.


LB's amethyst chips, seed beads, pewter Bali style beads

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  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Stunning set, I love it!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you, Sarah!
    Jhanna is 19 and very excited about her creation!
    Here’s her dress…
    (the photos may not show it, but the amethyst is a perfect match!)

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  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    How beautiful! The amethyst looks terrific with this pretty dress :-) She will look divine!

  4. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    It’s gorgeous! You both did a great job on it. The dress is gorgeous as well!

  5. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    The dress and necklace are beautiful, she will look stunning!

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, I love Jhanna’s dress and her stunning set of jewelry you helped her to create to go with it!!! Wow — Jhanna has a natural gift, doesn’t she? Her family and friends are sure to be impressed when she brings this home with her! Wonderful color and design! :D

    You are definitely “the hostess with the most-est,” Jeanne!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Jeane this is a stunning set love love and the dress compliment it nicely.Those lb amethyst chips so look beautiful thanks for sharing!

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow Jeane, the necklace is beautiful! I love that Amethyst, has such a rich deep purple.Yum… The dress is stunning too.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you all! We had so much fun making it. My Sam has no interest in the design process, so it was wonderful to share with my “other daughter”. Sam came down to visit with us, then went back up to bed. LOL

  10. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Awesome necklace, Jeanne and sounds like you had fun making it!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Secret about the dress…
    on sale at Charlotte Russe for $20!

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wow, what a bargain on that beautiful dress! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:


  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Jeanne this is absolutely gorgeous! She’s going to look stunning! :D

  15. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Jhanna did such a wonderful job at making this exquisite necklace and earring set. They are very elegant and rich looking. Tell her she is now an official “chickie”. HA! Seriously, it is fabulous.

  16. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    She will look so beautiful! I bet she will feel like Cinderella! Grat Job on the earrings and necklace!

  17. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, beautiful dress and a stunning necklace to match!!! SLS

  18. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Stunning design, Jhanna did an awesome job!!! She will be the belle of the ball in her gorgeous dress, and her beautfiul jewelry!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Jhanna was so excited to show her necklace and earrings to everyone yesterday. I was so sad to see her leave last night.

    Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

  20. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    How wonderful that she has precious jewelry and a stunning dress to remember her visit here with you!!

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