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earth angel

About this design:

This past October, my husband took me on a surprise anniversary trip to Hong Kong. I came back with about 30 pounds of beads (!) including these faceted petrified opals. I was fortunate to be able to visit both the "Jade Market" (where most consumers go) and some of the wholesale distributors' show rooms in the gem dealer's district. It was sort of a dream come true...and it inspired me to get back to designing after a long hiatus.


Petrified Green Opal, sponge coral, brass.

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Susan, this is beautiful! I love the colors, design, and that fab clasp! :D

    Your trip sounds simply amazing! Belated congrats on your anniverary!

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    AmAzing design and what a trip ! A wonderful adventure!!!!

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful! Your trip sounds fabulous! :D

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    Dora H says:

    Hi Susan, welcome back…love your 2 newest creations :)

  5. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Beautiful necklace and I am glad to hear about your trip! Must have been wonderful :-)

  6. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    What a great surprise from your husband, it seems like a fabulous trip!
    Love the combination of stones, beautiful design!

  7. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    OMG *drools* just beautiful!

  8. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is stunning! I love the way the Petrified Green Opal, sponge coral, brass look together. It’s very rich, and a lovely design. I also love the fact that the focal beads are faceted. It looks like you did very well on your surprise trip to Hong Kong. And that must’ve been some surprise.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    OMG this is gorgeous great design Susan!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Wow, Susan…how wonderful for you to have gotten a trip to Hong Kong as an anniversary gift! I would love to go there some day…it sounds fabulous!
    I absolutely love this amazing design! It has a special depth to it with the faceted opals and the sponge coral. The brass is perfect with these colors! :D

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I am drulling, this is wonderful!!! so lucky to go to Hong Kong too!!!!!!

  12. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Love it! They go so well together! I wish I could have stowed away in your pocket for that bead-buying trip (I am just a little mousie, I’d fit)

  13. NY Bella
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  14. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Susan, wow, sounds like you had a great trip! Welcome back to LB … we missed you and please know that we share in your grief. Love your two new designs!! SLS

  15. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Unusual and lovely! Very good title for this earthy pretty design. I like the faceted beads used here. Glad your hubby treated you to a really good trip with a special chance to shop. ;)

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