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Garnet's Secret

About this design:

This was probably the most complicated piece I've ever made. I wanted the 3 pieces to have the ability to be worn separately as well as in any combination
which made the closures, uhm interesting.
The locket is pierced and so are the filigree pieces on top. I colored them with inks and put a rivet through the center. It opens (the secret) and I put circles of scrapbook paper inside and layered gloss over it. The necklace is made of green and red garnet with sprinkles of red round glass beads that look like cranberries. It was made as a special order and is on it's way to it's owner.
I must say, looking at all the wonderful pieces in the gallery, I almost didn't post this. You all have done such wonderful things!
I will put in a few extra pics to help with the clasp thingie tho..


Vintage wire 22g, 20g, green and red garnet, 6mm red glass beads, brass filigree, alcohol inks, 1 rivet, brass locket, glossy accents, paper, Jim Holtz vintage clasp, jump rings, chain, lobsterclaw clasps.

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  1. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    this is outstanding I love it!!! Don’t you dare say that, your piece is amazing I love it! Into my favs because I can’t put it on!!!! Great job!!!!

  2. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    This is the locket open. And these give you an idea of what I finally ended up doing with the ends of the 3 necklaces. As hindsight has 20/20 vision, can anyone think of a better why to do this if I have to do a 3 way in the future?

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  3. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Oh thank you! I do appreciate your kindness!

  4. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    What a great piece! Into my faves

  5. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Cookie, this is a wonderful piece of jewelry!

  6. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    Gorgeous! This is a beautiful set!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:


  8. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Absolutely right into my favorites!!! Love this piece!!!

  9. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    OMG I love this! A favorite.

  10. leafy river
    leafy river says:

    Beautiful! :)

  11. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    A fabulous set! I hope you keep it! Into my Favs too!

  12. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you all so very much ladies!

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Cookie, this is very cool. I love the colors, and this is so creative! Fabulous job with the locket!

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely – the colors work so well together, especially w/those matte cranberry beads. Do the alcohol inks stay OK on the metal pieces on their own, or do you have to coat them w/something?

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  16. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    What a gorgeous set, all your hard work paid off!!!

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is beautiful!!! your work paid off too..

  18. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you so much ladies. The alcohol inks stay on where you put them. Once they dry, which is almost immediate, they are there for good, unless you remove them with acetone. The same goes if you spill them! You can , of course cover them with a gloss or semi-gloss, or whatever you wish. They can also be layered for other effects/colors. They are great fun to work with!

  19. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    BEAUTIFUL set & a GREAT idea!!! I too, have played around with the inks, they are FUN!!!!

  20. Cj w aka Slacker Chick
    Cj w aka Slacker Chick says:

    Hey great minds think alike. I have a necklace I recently did that is the same concept. Yours is beautiful. Wonderful work.

  21. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Aren’t they fun to play with? I have some raw brass pieces to ink now also. Hope to have more time to get on LB again.
    Thanks to all you ladies for the great comments, they are so very appreciated!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is an amazing set, Cookie! The colors are gorgeous together, and your creativity is exceptional! I’ve never tried inks, but I think I will have to investigate them, after seeing this design. Into the Faves! :D

  23. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    this is absolutely STUNNING! I love the entire set! Fabulous!

  24. S MOONEY
    S MOONEY says:

    This is a “WOW” piece. Every inch is fantastic!

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    S Nodelman says:

    Love your work. It’s nicely displayed. Where did you get the stand for your earrings?

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