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Nan's Protective Necklace

Jun 5, 2008
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Designer: Jennifer Judd
Published: June 6, 2008
Technique: Wirework

Jennifer created this necklace for a friend to give as a gift to his girlfriend in the Army who was leaving for a six month assignment in Baghdad. Looking for gemstones that symbolized bravery and protection, Jennifer chose Canadian jade, ocean jasper, cherry agate, and carnelian. Red seed beads were added to symbolize success and triumph and the necklace itself was divided into seven sections, a powerful number in the Cherokee culture which was part of the woman's heritage. For more about this project, see the blog post "Chain and Gemstone Necklace: Creating a Personalized Gift."

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ShirleyG@25 wrote
on Jun 6, 2008 3:30 PM

This is a brilliant necklace. The combination of the three different stone shapes together with their colour and separated by chain makes a unique and ever interesting piece.

on Jun 6, 2008 5:32 PM

Gorgeous. I love the thought and consideration that went into creating this necklace. It makes it even more beautiful.Anyone who has a piece of your jewelry is a lucky person. You're a natural!

TubaishiR wrote
on Jun 8, 2008 3:59 AM

its beautiful. wow. cool

LindaSue wrote
on Jun 9, 2008 10:30 AM

What a wonderful necklace and an even better story!   Thank you for sharing both.

Bead It wrote
on Jun 11, 2008 7:40 AM

Wow this is a really cool necklace, i especially love the color combination... :)

denise@140 wrote
on Jul 16, 2008 4:17 PM

I loved the thought that went into this creation.  I have done random, abstract necklaces and they are very hard for me.  I know much time and effort went into making this gift.  It is wonderful.