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« on: October 27, 2013 02:12:49 AM »

so there's this sculpture I absolutely love called "End of the Trail".  I thought I had seen this little pewter figure glued to a glass marble once when I was in this neat store in Sedona.  well, we went back to Sedona on Saturday to get some rocks and so I could find that figure.  I couldn't find it, so I just looked around the store at other things, thinking that maybe I might find something else with the sculpture on it.  I found the jewelry rack, and when I came to the very last side, there it was; a sterling silver "End of the Trail" pendant.  so I got it.  it was just a pendant, so I needed a matching chain (which of course they didn't have.  great idea, right?  "hey!  let's sell these pendants but nothing to put them on!").  there's a tiny, tiny bead store on the way out of Sedona, so we stopped there so I could look for a chain.  I ended up getting the silver beads and the Sleeping Beauty turquoise beads to make this necklace.  I wish SB turquoise wasn't so expensive.  I would have got these pretty little ones I found so I could have more for other projects.  oh well.



I love it!  oh, and here's a link to a picture of the actual sculpture and its history.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013 05:33:32 AM »

I love the textures & the added turquoise color. Thank you for sharing the link on the history too. It's very interesting!
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013 06:09:55 AM »

thank you!  and that's why I got those silver beads.  I wanted the texture of them in this piece rather than plan rounds.  and it's a southwest thing, plus I'm obsessed with turquoise, so you know I had to add it.  Wink

you're welcome for the history.  I didn't even know all that when I went on my hunt for this.  I just knew that I was in love with it and had to have SOMETHING depicting it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013 12:27:48 PM »

those silver beads.  I wanted the texture of them in this piece rather than plan rounds.

The faceted silver beads immediately attracted my eyes to them. It's an excellent choice for this pendant. As for turquoise beads, they are beautiful and I agree with you, quite expensive too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013 04:39:20 PM »

oh yay!!!  I'm glad you like it.  Smiley  normally some turquoise isn't too bad, but that Sleeping Beauty is astronomical price wise.  the...HANK!  I remembered the word I wanted to use!!!  the hank of SB that I wanted was somewhere in the neighborhood of $50.  that's nuts!  but it's SO pretty...
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013 02:54:01 AM »

Ooh pretty! I love western inspired sculptures and jewelry Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013 05:56:39 AM »

me too.  and there's tons of it out here.  tons.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013 06:27:26 AM »

nicely done, KK.  Grin  and thanks for the link, too!
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013 06:50:09 AM »

thank you again.  Grin  I'm glad to share that link with everyone so they can learn about the sculpture and the artist.  it's neat to learn these things!
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013 06:58:52 AM »

I think that the silver beads look immensely better than a plain old chain would have.  Not that there's anything wrong with chains, per se, but this catches the eye much more.  Smiley
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