The evolution of my Fancy Flower Pendant Necklace

Despite my intentions to create something from a plan, my jewely always evolves in stages.  Sometimes I think I just don’t know when to stop.  I keep adding things and taking away other things until I finally think ….it’s done!  I wonder if anyone else works this way.   I do the same thing when I draw, paint or do anything creative.   Am I a perfectionist or just plain neurotic? 

This necklace was featured in Rena Klingenberg’s newsletter – Jewelry Business Success News –

After having created my Here Comes the Sun necklace, I wanted to make another pendant utilizing the same technique I had just “mastered”.

As usual, I created a necklace around the pendant. I added some turquoise beads for contrast and yellow calcite for the chain.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, the necklace sold within one day after listing. This repeat customer was one I had made a special order for previously. Now she wants earrings to match. Could it get any better?

I’m so glad I took that initial order. I really didn’t think it would sell that quickly, if ever.

This would probably look great as a pendant

I added a “hanger” of twisted wires, then some Turquoise beads…….

Now I've added a hanger and some beads

OK, so now it’s becoming a necklace..not a pendant nor a pin, so I have to create some sort of chain.

I think it's finished now


About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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6 Responses to The evolution of my Fancy Flower Pendant Necklace

  1. Linda Byrd says:

    Beautiful necklace. I especially like the turquoise beads with the warm colors.

  2. This is such a gorgeous piece you’ve created. I really like the added turquoise you put in!

  3. Constance Epperson says:

    1st time visiter…..just have to comment….
    My take is: you are neither negatively perfectionist nor neurotic,but just plain creative.
    I think we ( all beaders) struggle with this. Even following a tutorial becomes, “lets see what happens if I do this?”, or “what if I substitute bead sizes I will actually wear?”, and on and on it goes…..
    So this seems to slow us down, so what? Look at the awesome results. Your designs are inspiring. Thanks.

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