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About this design:

I bought a strand of (dyed) 'Sky Blue & Chocolate' agate. I found that I had seed beads that went well w/ the color blue, and some choc fwps... but I'm not certain if 'this is it'. Is it 'techinically color coordinated', but lacking in actual eye appeal? Or am I being too self critical?

Note: I do not have coordinating chocolate seedbeads, nor blue fwps, and the blue in the agate fights with blue lace agate's shade of blue.

ALSO: 2 of the pieces have significant amounts of orangey red (like carnelian) in addition to the blue & chocolate... I am stumped on what to do with THEM! Any ideas?


dyed agate, fwp, sterling silver, pale blue and 'silver lined silver' seedbeads. Picture #2 is the 'backside' of the pendant.

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  1. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I think it is very sweet, simple maybe but very sweet! i like the pendant focal stone very much, just as it is.

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    It’s lovely just the way it is!

  3. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    I think it’s cute the way it is. If you want to “bulk” it up, make a few more strands of the seedbead/FWP and twist them together through the focal, but I wouldn’t. It’s pretty and sweet the way it is.

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it but I agree acouple more strands would off set the long pendant beautifully! It is an awesome pendant!

  5. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I like it too but agree with that size focal a few more strands would really make that necklace a standout! SLS

  6. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Love the Focal Pendant! I think I too would add more seed bead strands. I think the size of the pendant calls for more strands to balance it out.

  7. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    Gorgeous pendant! Really like the colors in it…makes me think of a dirty cowboy! ;p Yeehaw!

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty, I like the focal.

  9. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Eeka, that pendant rocks! If you are uncertain, I agree with the Chickies, try adding more strands of seed beads. Do you have any more of the chocolate pearls? If so, could you add a strand of chocolate pearls with silver accents? I really love your design! ;) Could you post pictures of the two pendants with the carnelian type coloring?

  10. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Simple is beautiful but as I was reading the comments I pictured it with several strands twisted as suggested and I think it would be awesome! I luv this mix of colors, soft blue and chocolate brown.

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