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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Artisan Necklace with Brazilian Stone

A friend from Tennessee recently asked me to make a necklace for her using a large chunky centerpiece stone her hubbie had purchased in Brazil for her. It was strung on a leather cord with some beads which she called 'coffee beans.' She wanted a more elegant look. I was so nervous to get her package as I haven't done very many custom orders, yet I was excited at the same time. (I had previously made her a set to wear to a wedding, using very specific colors)


Well, when the package arrived, I knew I already had the perfect combination, as about a week prior I had bought some unusual chunky beads in the same color palette. At the time of my purchase, I had no idea what I would do with the beads, they just kind of 'jumped off the shelf' at me! It took me several days to get the right combo with everything in place just as I wanted it. Well, here it is ... what do you think?





7 comments:

6p00e54ff4f7298834 said...

Mary
That necklace is awesome! Your friend is going to absolutely love it.

Lisa
Pale Pink And Roses

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Mary,

The necklace is beautiful, and it looks really precious!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

I think you have done a wonderful job and I know your friend will be thrilled.

Tedi said...

Ah Serendipity... Don't you just love it when everything comes together! I think is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure she is thrilled and will cherish it forever. Hugs, Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Mary,
The necklace turned out wonderful! You did a great job! I am sure your friend will love it!

Shannon
Shabby Shan's Cottage

Kath' said...

What a great job. Your friend is going to love it and treasure it for many years to come. I bet you had fun doing it. Kath'

gail said...

Hi Mary,, you did a great job. Lovely creation and your friend will LOVE it so much. It will be very special to her. The stone from her DH and a pretty design from her friend. What a nice story.
Have a great week, hugs, gail