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Rosy Future II

About this design:

My first piece called Rosy Future made it into a magazine and sold to a very special customer -- it was made of agate slices and other bright pink beads.

Decided to call this one "Rosy Future II", hoping it brings the same good luck! I have several customers who really like pink, so fingers are crossed. I also have two lovely slightly smaller matching stones will be beautiful when they are made into earrings soon.

It all started with the wonderful Orchid Pink Topaz measuring 21 mm x 11 mm. And this stone is a stunner! The faceted on it is incredible and it shimmers incredibly as it moves. Finished with mystic pink topaz briolettes, rhodolite garnets, sterling and a custom made hammered and ultra-double wire wrapped pendant sterling pendant.


See above.

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  1. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Shannon, this piece is very pretty. You’re right in that the stones are gorgeous. I really liked how you caged them in that wire wrapped piece. Very nice.

  2. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Opps! Forgot to mention. Good luck with this one too. Hope that Lady Luck visits you the second time around.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very stunning love the stones!

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

    Absolutely beautiful, Shannon! Wonderful job creating that fab pendant design! Good luck with this one, too! :D

  5. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Stunning indeed Shannon! I am sure it will sell quickly :-)

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lovely Shannon!!! :D Good Luck.
    I truly love the wire work with these pretty pink stones.

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty! Great set!

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Shannon this is beautiful, I really like the focal, you did a wonderful job.

  9. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Shannon, very delicate & feminine! A beauty!

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks you all! SLS

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    K H says:

    You did a great job on the wire wrapping!!!! I just love it!!!! What gague wire did you use?

  12. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Wow! This is fabulous! I love it!

  13. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    What a beauty have you done. Very clever idea to add some briolettes on chain too :)

  14. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it absolutly gorgeous!!! I know tou will sell it it is to pretty to pass up!!!

  15. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Shannon, this is exquisite! 8O

  16. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    What else can I add to the above comments….

  17. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Shannon, this is absolutely breath taking!!!

  18. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks you guys! I had to wear it to work today for a test run to see how that center stone hung … it was straight all day!!

    KH: The gauge wire is 16 for the ‘core’ of the frame, then 26 for both the initial wire wrap (tight wrap) and for the ‘looser’ wrap, then 28 for all the other smaller gemstones. (As the holes are soooo tiny!) SLS

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    8O I lov Shannon. The stones are to die for. MMMMMmmmmmmm. Nicely done on wire work as always. I am luvin the pink.

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