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Land of the Midnight Sun

About this design:

This piece was inspired by a beautiful 'paisley' large vermeil chain as well as the large toggle clasp, which is positioned in the front. Labradorite with yellow flashes became the stone of choice (so pretty with the vermeil!), as well as multi-colored stick pearls in a dark hue and a few white pearls.

New technique on this piece became a way to hang those wavy vermeil disks in all sizes from a headpin with a 1 mm ball on the end. They look so neat and dangle from the end of the headpin so nicely!

Middle picture shown in natural light so you can see the true colors of the stones. It's a long piece to wear so I didn't show it on a jewelry bust!


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  1. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Love it these long open necklaces are becoming a fav of mine!!! very lovely! Into my favs with the rest!!!!

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is so beautiful also, I just can’t stop looking at it.

  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    So beautiful!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  5. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is lovely, Shannon! And what a nice name you’ve picked for it!

  6. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks you guys for checking this one out.

    Forgot to mention that this clasp didn’t have the hole at the bottom originally. I thought it just needed a long dangle from the bottom of the toggle. SO, guess what?! I pulled out a new tool that I’d gotten some time ago to punch tiny holes in metal and it was super easy. Not sure what I was waiting for.

    Glad it turned out good because that was an expensive clasp to make that my ‘first try’ with that tool! Now I’m thinking of all kinds of things I want to use that punch for! LOL. SLS

  7. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    ditto BEAUTIFUL! Gotta get me a punch…today I used a corn cob holder and a hammer and block…well …when it needs a hole…you just wing it!

  8. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    LOL, Sali Jo, you made me laugh. I can just picture you with your corn cob holder. I know, I had improvised for far too long too! Get the punch, you won’t be sorry! SLS

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty!

  10. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Lovely necklace. Stunning combo of colors and textures.

  11. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Love everything about this necklace, the asymmetry in the design, the combination of stones and metals, fabulous piece!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Fantastic, Shannon! Lovely components and great design! :D I think I’ll have to get one of those punches…I’d probably smash some fingers trying to use Sali Jo’s corn cob holder/hammer method! LOL!

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

    Love this one too. It’s gorgeous Shannon.

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    the wavy discs w/ the ball-end headpins look like open-faced flowers w/ a single stamen. very nice – could we get a close up of one!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Hmmm, I hadn’t thought of them looking like a flower, but you are right! Sure, let me take a picture in daylight and I’ll repost a close up so you all can check it out. :-) SLS

  16. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Okay so where do we find the whole puch thingy?? I have tried a ice pic and hammer, a drill and no luck I really could use that punch Shannon…whole punch I mean!!! LOL

  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful! ;)

  18. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    The punch pliers are available in a lot of places. I ended up ordering mine online from one of the Big Box locations as my LBS didn’t have them.

    If you haven’t seen them in local stores near you maybe you can use one of your Bead Trend certificates to buy a pair, Deb? Ice pick and hammer is almost as scary as a corn cob holder, and way to easy to hurt yourself! That punch is soooo easy. It will only punch light gauge metal items.

    BTW, I’m getting so into punching holes, watch out, I ordered a heavier duty screw down hole punch to make holes in thicker metal items. My mind is reeling with items that need that extra hole in them to finish the item! :-) SLS

  19. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Thank you so much my freind!! I appreciate it!!!

  20. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Very lovely!

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