Merry unbirthday to me ! Merry unbirthday to me !

Eh ? What, it’s totally my unbirthday, did you honestly forget ? My partner is the lovely D Lynne Bowland, who lives in the Atlantic region of Canada !

Lynne’s birthday is in october, so my weapon of choice was peridot… Or at least peridot hues. I did a bit of both, you see…

My apologies for the less than stellar pictures. This was taken before the camera / light box combo entered the equation, and I wasn’t able to retake new pictures before sending the set off to Lynne. 🙂

This is handmade chain, as I often do – the bigger green rounds are glass (I do not think it it czech glass, but I am not sure. I’ve had these for quite a bit), the little chips are actual peridot chips. The clasp is linked to the chain solidly by sari ribbon.

The focal is a golden hoop rescued from a broken pair of earrings. Peridot chips are wrapped along the inner section of the hoop, and a peridot-colored crystal hangs from the top.

The matching earrings follow the same basic idea as the necklace links – peridot chip and the green glass beads.

My birthday is in june – and there are a bajilion birthstones for June ! Seems like every chart likes to say something different… Common stones to see are pink quartz, alexandrite, pearls. Lynne decided to take a bit of everything – for amazing results !

I will be the first to admit – beadweaving blows my mind. It honestly does. I do not think I will ever have either the patience or the skill for either… And look what showed up at my doorstep ! Breathtaking, isn’t it ? I love this necklace.

Lynne made that amazing focal, too. Isn’t it breathtaking all of it’s own ? I love how she added peridot hues to link us together 🙂

Now go look at all the amazing talent in this hop ! 🙂

Ali McCarthy
Alicia Marinache
Anzia Parks
Audrey Belanger
Cheri Reed
Cheryl Dunham
Chris Eisenberg
Christine Schlicht
Cynthia Machata
D Lynne Bowland
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Gina Hockett
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Janeen Burlingame
Joana Perez Stribel
Lori Schneider
Mary Govaars
Mischelle Fanucchi
Paula Gaskill
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Sherry Baun
Shirley Moore
Sierra Barrett
Susan Bowie
Susie Harris
Mowse Doyle
Cindy Muse
Ellie Grossman
Marlene Cupo
Shelley Graham Turner