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(Everyone is a Little) Irish at Heart

About this design:

Paired the copper and green right away, but had the necklace with just the green chips. I took it apart several times, adding and subtracting copper, pearls, etc, very unhappy with the look. Found these little bitty Carnelian beads in my stash and the addition of that tiny orange round seems to make the green pop a little more (at least to me).
Added the Celtic charm and 4-leaf clover charm to play on the Irish feel of the piece.


Green Jade, Kambaba Jasper heart , Copper

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  1. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    I’m not Irish, by the way . . . Just felt this green lent itself to that feel.

  2. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    love love love it..

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful necklace!

  4. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:


  5. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is wonderful!!! The focal is real nice.

  6. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    1. I love how the knotwork charm looks on that gorgeous heart.
    2. the carnelian tiny rounds wake it up (possibly could have used small Cu rounds instead, but might not have been as effective).
    3. these little touches raise it up several notches from a collection of nice stones to something eye-catching & amazing.
    4. everyone is Irish on St P’s day!

  7. Stringing Dreams
    Stringing Dreams says:

    So beautiful!

  8. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    I think there must be a drop of Irish blood in me. I just love all Irish ( Whiskey, Irish knittings, Irish crochet, Irish Faerys, Irish songs).
    Perfect necklace for St P’s day! Love it :)

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    How beautiful, Amanda! I love the addition of the celtic knot on the heart – a perfect St. Paddy’s day piece! It might just be the photography, but the addition of the carnelian almost makes the greens look like bloodstone! Nice job! :D

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Adding the orange beads was perfect – the colors of the Irish Flag include green and orange! So there you go. :)

  11. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Great job! I know it gets frustrating working with something you KNOW should look good, but perseverance pays off! I have several necklaces and earrings, I’ve put back in the pile to redo, lots of times, I judge it by the reaction I get here, from my husband, and my nieces (my local fashion mavens) :) .

  12. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Thank you so much ladies! I always feel so much better after reading your comments.

  13. Violet
    Violet says:

    I Love this, Amanda, it’s beautiful !!!! I am part Irish, and these irish eyes
    are smiling !!!!!!

  14. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    WOW!!!! 8O This is breathtaking!

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Amanda, this is such a beautiful necklace and pendant! You definitely made the right choice in adding the carnelian beads and the charms to this! :D

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