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Kate's Surprise

About this design:

My little niece inspired this necklace and now wears it. I love it on her since it brings out her blue eyes and fits well. Her dress echos the black touches in the necklace. I enclosed the second necklace I recently sent her, but have no report back as yet.


Malachite, Black Onyx, and silver plated beads with imported decorative center bead. Second photo is dyed jade, pink pearls, and stainless pendant.

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  1. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    She’s adorable, and the necklaces are both very pretty.

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

    what a sweetheart your necklaces look wonderful! I’m sure she loves the flower one too!!!!

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    Beadazzled says:

    who can get past those beautiful eyes to look at the necklace….

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful necklace and she is adorable!

  5. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Both necklaces are wonderful, and your neice is adorable. That necklace does go well with the dress.

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    What a beautiful little girl! :D She models that beautiful necklace perfectly!

  7. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Very pretty and what a cute sweetheart! She looks divine :-) and so does the necklace!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    What a gorgeous little model you have! She’s beautiful, and so are the necklaces you made for her. She’s a lucky little girl to have such a loving aunt! :D

  9. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    What a cutie! I bet she loves her Auntie Claire for sending her such beautiful gifts!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Pretty necklace and a cutie pie of a niece!

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Not sure which is prettier — your niece or those necklaces! OK — it’s a tie! :D

  12. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Ditto what everyone else said. I bet she’d look great in something Montana blue, too…

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    Dora H says:

    beautiful creation on a beautiful lil’ girl :)

  14. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Just too cute!

  15. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    S cute, they look good together.

  16. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Can’t decide which one is cuter!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Della S
    Della S says:

    She will be showing that one off to all her little friends at school, they will ALL be wanting one, better get ready Auntie Claire!! :-)

  18. Cecilia-Gems of Heaven
    Cecilia-Gems of Heaven says:

    Her eyes are beautiful and she looks so very cute with her necklace.

  19. Claire C
    Claire C says:

    Thank you for your responses. ( Della, I think you are on to something. A new idea for a charitable fundraiser. Little girls get necklaces, soldiers get care packages, and I get a charity deduction. Everyone’s happy.

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