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Cool and Rich Macrame by ChaosFay Cool and Rich Macrame by ChaosFay
I made this using macrame techniques. The cord is waxed cotton, making it safe and ideal for those allergic to hemp. I used jade chips, large glass pearls, glass barrel beads, frosted seed beads, and metallic gold acrylic rose beads. The pendant, I believe, is jadeite, but I'm not not entirely sure. The entire piece was inspired by the pendant. I added the gold rose beads as a way to break up the piece and add some highlight to the gold metallic sheen that stripes across the barrel beads.

Properties of jade:
-it is believed, in many cultures, to attract love
-strengthens your mental faculties and assists in clear reasoning
-bring money and wealth into your life
-a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune
- helps the body in self-healing while working through underlying, non-physical reasons for a precipitation for disease
-used also for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony

I don't care for using hemp for several reasons: it smells funky, can be very itchy, stiffness, and a many people are allergic to it. Plus it doesn't come in as many colors as cotton. Another reason is also because of what is called "bunk". It's the big bumps that appear on hemp when two ends are bound together. It makes for a very inconsistant width, and a hassle for me because I have to shave this down which weakens the cord.

From end to end: 16.5 in/42 cm
Width of pendant: 1.75 in/4.5 cm

It is a double sided pendant. One side has an X across it to hold the pendant in place as you wear the necklace. You can wear it either way though.

Available here: [link]

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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I love the colours and design. Really wonderful!
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
The colors are very nice together with the material used to tie it all together. The pendent is the icing on the cake so to speak. Very lovely piece.
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You are welcome.
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Lon3NightWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Oh. Mah. Lawd. WANT!
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I needs money so you're more than welcomed to buy!
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Lon3NightWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I think my neck is too fat. :[
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the colours
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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garraswolfgirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
what beatiful colors! lime green and light blue go beautiful together!
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