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Holy Crosses Batman (needs a name)

About this design:

Saw the pretty cross earrings ameryllis posted, and it reminded me that I had some beads that shape. Decided to dig them out of the pile.

Any name suggestions?

Also, the one show I'm doing is at a senior citizen event, any suggestions on what might be a bigger seller to that audience?


River Creek Jasper aka Chinese Picasso Jasper crosses, Garnet, copper

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  1. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Gorgeous! You even got a “those are cool” from my husband.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Wow, Amanda, this is beautiful! Those picasso jasper crosses are fantastic!

    Don’t know what kind of name you want for this, but I of course am silly so I’d say ‘Don’t be cross with me’….

    I did a show at my mom’s assisted living center, and I couldn’t tell you what they liked in particular. I got a lot of “I have so much jewelry now”…and then they’d buy something anyway. I’d say just take a variety with you! And good luck at your show! :D

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    I like the name you gave this piece. It is beautiful.

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Nicely patterned Jasper there! how about ‘Double-Crossed Again & Again’? ‘The Crosses I Must Bear’?

    They also could be plus signs: ‘Very Positive’

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow now those are so pretty. love the colors of these crosses.

  7. Violet
    Violet says:

    I really like the crosses, and the design is beautiful !!

  8. C Clark
    C Clark says:

    Beautiful necklace. I love the jasper.

    I had a booth at a party at my Mother-in-Law’s assisted living and sold $500 worth of jewelry. Not to the residents, but to their guests, and mostly to the staff. It was great.

  9. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Beautiful!! Love all the jasper! I like the name too! :)

  10. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is quite beautiful. To me it has a primal or Native American “feel” to it. I love the combination of the River Creek Jasper with the Picasso Jasper crosses, the Garnet, and the copper.

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Such a beautiful design! Love the texture! :D

  12. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    You totally inspired me with this one. Got to go to Bead Fest Santa Fe, and bought some brightly colored crosses to make a “thank you” for my niece for watching the kids. I couldn’t wait to take pics and gave it to her yesterday, but she’s supposed to come over with it soon and let me get pictures.

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Terrific necklace design, Amanda! :D

    Regarding jewelry for seniors — I’ve found that necklaces that slip over the head and bracelets without regular clasps (either on stretch cord or with magnetic clasps) work best for older fingers. Best of luck with your show! :D

  14. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Thank you all so much for the info and the comments!

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