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Marine Mom

About this design:

This is my Marine Mom necklace to honor my son who is leaving July 5th for boot camp. I was feeling a little sorry for myself and so decided to make myself something fabulous.


Coral drops, Lapis, Rock crystal and Bali Vermeil cones.

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    trinkets says:

    Fabulous is the right word for this statement necklace!!
    It is so hard to let our children go, but that feeling must be much stronger when they are going so far & to a hostile place.
    I’m sure you are very proud of him!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Angela, this definitely is a fabulous piece! I know you will wear it with great pride! so glad you treated yourself to something special.

  3. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    OOh Rah Dog Chick! Semper Fi – semper Fabulous!

  4. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    I have been wanting to get a closer look at this one. i have seen it in your icon but it just wasn’t a big enough picture. Thank you for sharing.

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Thank you ladies, it warms my heart to have all this wonderful support for not only my bead addiction but those little things in life that stress me out like my son joining the Marines! I will wear this one to his graduation from Boot Camp in October. Ooh Rah!

  6. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    It’s no little thing Dog Chick – that’s just about as big a stress as any mom could stand! You can always count on support here – from all your bead buddies!! When the going gets tough, the tough go make jewelry! :)

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    That is so awesome Shannon! You brought a smile to my face this morning! I think I need a new necklace and the weekend is coming.

  8. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    I can see why you felt sorry!!! But, you came through with a gorgeous necklace!!!

  9. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    You have a well developed sense of design that I have been enjoying on the LB site for sometime.
    Please express my entire families gratitude to your son for his service and my own gratitude for your mother’s sacrifice. I feel your many fears and tears!

  10. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    Angela, I’m glad you shared this necklace. I also had been wanting to get a closer look at it from your pic. If you need any boot camp tips let me know. Where is your son going to Boot at. San Deigo or Parris Island? My son graduated 2000 from San Diego and the graduation was spectacular. Now hes teaching Machine Guns at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. Your son will do great as long as he minds the DI’s and doesnt laugh when hes not supposed to.

  11. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Very nice necklace! Wear it with pride! Best wishes to your family and your MARINE! He will learn many life lessons!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Angela, I’ve admired this necklace in your icon forever, and to know the meaning behind it brings tears. God bless your son and your family for the courage it takes to choose this path. You should wear this proudly, and often!

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Ladies, I really appreciate your support and thank you for your kind compliments on my beading! Bluerose I am going to cry because my son leaves for Camp Pendleton in 11 days! I am extremely proud of him and look forward to seeing the changes I understand that come as the men grow in boot camp. I will pass on all your good wishes as he is a little anxious but ready to go. 11 Days can be an eternity!

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Angela, what a gorgeous necklace! I also have “admired it from afar” via your icon! So glad to see it up close. :D I know you’ll wear it with much pride and love.

  15. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    Angela, I hope all is going well with your son. I certainly feel you, I have an only child and that’s hard to handle even thinking about her leaving the nest!

    That necklace is gorgeous and a true representation of you honoring your son.

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