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The Beauty of the Past

About this design:

I wanted to make something that looked ancient like the focal bead. I ended up selling this piece.


Turquoise, sterling rondells and toggle, an antique bead from Afghanistan.

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on your sale!

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Very nice … love that focal. Makes you wanna drool over it! Welcome to LB!! SLS

  3. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Very pretty. Love the focal bead. Looks very ancient Oriental or Indian. Lovely.

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful! Congrats on the sale! ;)

  5. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is really neat, I like the focal.

  6. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    It DOES look like something you’d find in a book on ancient jewelry. Very nice! Timeless beauty…

  7. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    I really like the way the focal is suspended on this necklace. :D

  8. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    very cool

  9. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    WOW! This piece is gorgeous. You really achieved your goal of making this ancient looking. I love it! Congrats! on selling it too.

  10. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Awesome design!! Congrats on the sale!!

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    Mokie B says:

    I like your style. Simply Elegant! M

  12. Helen K
    Helen K says:

    This is a classic!

  13. Jewelologie - Jackie
    Jewelologie - Jackie says:

    All I can say is…WOW! Beautiful beads and focal bead.

  14. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Awesome!! You totally succeeded with the ancient look, looks intriguing and mysterious :D Great combo with the turquoise also!

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