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Lucky Longevity Necklace

Added Feb 24, 2011

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I know it’s not sewing, but I am soo proud of my necklace. It took me 3 different times making this necklace trying to find the right “thread”. I found these awesome beads at Joann’s and fell in love with the red ones (didn’t know what they said when I bought them) and then I ran into this wonderful flower piece with real a real flower and leaves on it; it is encased in resin. I ended up using some clear stretchy thread that was thick so it didn’t stretch much. I really wanted red beading thread, but I couldn’t find it in town and I didn’t want to wait for something to come online.

I found out what the beads say:On the large square piece the character in the middle is ‘shou’ – long life. The 4 characters around it are ‘ji xiang ru yi’ – I guess the english equivalent is ‘a wish for good fortune and prosperity’. The character on the smaller round pieces is ‘double happiness’ – traditionally used for weddings, birthdays and the like.I hope you like it. This was compliments of alasmydear.

This necklace was just in time for Chinese New Years: Year of the rabbit

Material Notes

Red seed beads, red Chinese round and square beads, blue flower piece, stretch magic 1mm, crimp beads, old reused silver tear drop beads, jump rings




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    May 9, 2012, 06.32 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    I Love this necklace!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 02.25 AMby pink-cornelia

    It is so pretty, love the flower piece.

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    Feb 24, 2011, 06.17 PMby gypsylov1

    What a great statement necklace. I hope someone translates the rest of the symbols… Although you got the beads at a reputable store so i doubt they say anything off. It makes me lol to think maybe they trick us all and they say off color things.

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      Feb 24, 2011, 09.09 PMby loyl8

      hehe yeah so far so good. thanks! I just realized I put some of the beads on upside down..me being particular will probably redo it now!

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