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The Long and Short of It (Necklace Trio)

About this design:

Have you ever had a short necklace and then wished you had one to layer with it that was a little longer, and then one even longer still? That's how this set was born!

Shortest one fastens on the side between the looped sterling chain. Second one fastens in the front with a large hook. And longest one fastens in the back. Separate they are pretty ... together they are 'wow' on!!

I'm really liking the look of the waxed cotton cord these days ... just gets softer with wear.

Components are: Sterling, all sizes and shapes of varigated green garnet, and brown cotton waxed cord.


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  1. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is great! Green Garnet looks so nice! I haven’t designed with that stone yet!

  2. Sheryl T
    Sheryl T says:

    I love this. This is something I would make and wear often, i have one along those lines- but I like the idea of it being 3 SEPERATE pieces,too. great idea! love the mess of a cluster necklace :-) Go you!

  3. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Love it!! Very pretty! :)

  4. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    I love layered necklaces. This is a great design

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    nutkitten says:

    I like the idea that you can wear one of them, two of them or all of them, great idea. Very pretty design too.

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Shannon, what a gorgeous necklace/necklaces!!! I love the colors and your designs always blow me away! :D I also love the idea of being able to wear these in a variety of combos — such a clever Chicky! :D

    BTW, I saw your gorgeous design in April’s “Bead Trends” today — congrats!!! :D

  7. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    Shannon, I love this set. I love things that are interchangeable. Mix and match. Plus I love the variation of materials. Gorgeous!!

  8. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Love it Shannon!

  9. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This quartet necklace is beautiful. I love the components and the way you used the chain to create some openness. Also, I love the way you described the evolution of the necklace. : )

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thank you all for your great comments. This was a fun set to ‘grow’ and end up with three!

    Lynn, thank you … I haven’t gotten my copy of April’s BT yet, so from the notes that I’ve gotten about it, I’m curious to see how the photos turned out! SLS

  11. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Beautiful Shannon I love each and every one of the necklaces!! I would deffinatly wear them together!!!

  12. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Wow, Love your multi layered necklace and its’ versatility. Congrats also for LB!

  13. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    hmmm.I meant BT…… Sorry……

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Maybe the April issue of “Bead Trends” should have been called “Lima Bead Trends” — ;) — so many of you ladies have your gorgeous designs featured in this month’s issue!!! :D :D :D

  15. NY Bella
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    KPJEWELS says:

    Super combination of pieces. Love it.

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is so cool Shannon, and to have so many different looks too, what a great idea!! and your BT was beautiful too!!! :)

  18. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks Chickies! Lynn I finally got my BT magazine tonight … so nice to see that piece photographed … thank you! SLS

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The photos BT used are gorgeous, Shannon! :D

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