This is the last of my friend Judy's spring jewelry commissions (she buys the beads and I make the jewelry - click here to read a short history of our partnership and see one of our other projects): a leafy, somewhat Christmas-y set of red coral and a green stone I can't identify at the moment.
A simple lariat necklace:
And some fun cluster-y earrings. (The coral beads dangle when the earrings are worn.)
Isn't it nice to be satisfied with a finished project? Often I only see the flaws. But I'm really happy with the way this set came out. It went together pretty quickly and feels just right. I hope Judy will like it as well.
P.S. Mr. M delivered the set today. Judy called me tonight and said she absolutely loved it and couldn't wait to wear it tomorrow. I'm so glad. And the leaf beads are Russian jade. (Judy has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of stones, and a fantastic memory - these leaves were sitting at my house for over a year, and were not labelled even when she got them. Hope I'm as sharp as she is when I'm in my eighties.)
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