Save up to 20% when you shop this week's new additions through Sunday, September 21st!
fresh picks

“Maybe I Malachite, Maybe Not”

 

Description from Happy Chick aka Harriet: I love the color of Malachite, but I thought I wanted to try it next to Amazonite. Maybe I like the Chrysocola better with the Malachite? I like all of it better with silver tones: did not like it with gold findings.

Chatter


Buy the Beads!

Piece
Was $3.95You save 50%
$1.98 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

Last Chance—All sales final.

1 Piece
Was $2.40You save 50%
$1.20 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

Last Chance—All sales final.

1 Piece
Was $2.40You save 50%
$1.20 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

Measurements: only 1 left in stock!

Last Chance—All sales final.

16" strand $16.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $8.85 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

16" strand $16.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $8.85 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

16" strand $13.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $7.35 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

16" strand $17.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $9.35 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

16" strand $16.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $8.85 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

16" strand $9.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $5.35 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »

16" strand $13.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $7.35 OUT OF STOCK

More Photos & Ideas »


Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Ladies, does the Amazonite have too much cool grey tone to work well with the malachite?

  2. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    I’m no expert but I like the China Chrysocolla, mainly because it seems to have a touch of the colour in the Amazonite in it. Just my opinion. BTW, nice pick

  3. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I think I agree with you, 3K. The China Chrysocola seems better, to me, with the Malachite. Oh, my. I feel another buying spree coming my way. ;)

  4. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Hi Harriet! My .02 is that the Chrysocolla blends better, but the Amazonite is a nice contrast. I would think the Amazonite would look especially good if your Malachite has a lot of the lighter green banding.

    Silver is my metal of choice, mainly because that’s what I have a good variety to choose from in my stash. It looks great with all of these in my opinion, but I also love the look of Vintaj brass with the greens & blues of the Mal. & Chrys. combo.

  5. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks, Lori. I think you are right about the color of the bands in the Malachite. I have seen some that is very dark, and other that is much lighter. It would make a difference what looks best with the Mal.
    I did not try it with the bronze, but I am kind of a silver freak. ;)

  6. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Me too! I have always liked the “idea” that the time invested in creating something is also reflected in the materials. I love the Vintaj brass, though I consider it an easy second place to ss, but I don’t like to use base metal or “cheaper” glass or metal.

    I hope I don’t sound like too much of a snob! It’s not meant that way at all, but I am known for my expensive taste!

  7. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Yummy pick!! I love all of these together!!

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    OK, here’s my opinion:

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Just thought you would find that amusing! LOL

    Actually, I prefer the Malachite with the Chrysocollla in this pick, though, as Lori said, it would depend on the depth of the individual stones. Surprisingly, I like the sea blue pearls with it, too — really pops! Silver or pewter would be my choice with these. Thanks for asking, Ma’am. ;-)

  10. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    hmmmm..I like the amazonite with the malachite, although I’m going to go off base here and say blue lace agate with the malachite – similar banding, which would be interesting, and yet still have the striking contrast. And definitely with silver rather than brass!

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oooooh, blue lace agate would be very striking! I like both the amazonite and the chrysocolla, but in this pick the chrysocolla won! LOL

  12. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Have not looked at the blue lace agate with the malachite. I’ll check that out. I love that Fresh Picks let us look at ideas that way. Thanks for the comments, ladies.
    Btw. Lori, my daddy told me years ago that I had his kind of taste: champagne taste on a beer budget. LOL :-)
    But I really do like real silver with these colors. Pewter is nice, too. ;)
    Wish LB had some SS for us…hint to Kevin, or Steve, or Ali, or ???

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Yup, pardner, that’s the kind of taste I have, too! ;-)

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Maybe we need to saddle up and ride on out West to them thar Nevady silver mines and dig us up some of that thar shiny stuff, pardner! ROTFLOL

  15. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Harriet, I agree! Silver gives a brighter feel over pewter – think I’ll have to post my malachite necklace on the design page, even though the background is bad. can’t take another shot of it because i sold it, but you can see how silver really brightens it. Maybe when LB makes their move, we’ll get SS! :)

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    That’s what I’m hoping for! :D In some designs, pewter subs just fine, but in others, you really need the brightness of silver.

  17. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Would love to see your Malachite necklace, Chickie Sue. Still working on photography skills myself, and I do know background can be a problem.
    I like the brighter tones of SS. Just looks classy to me, especially with blues and blue tone greens. Cool colors appeal to me with silver findings.
    If LB gets SS for us, it would be a lot easier than Lynn and I becoming silver miners…probably faster and cheaper, too. ROTFLOL :-)

  18. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Do you think they know we are thinking of finding our own silver, Lynn? Maybe it will “spur” them to get us some SS soon. :-)

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Good one, pardner!!! LOL

  20. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Arghhh…! You both know, you’ll have to come out to CO to mine proper silver, don’t you? Might be cheaper if LB gets it soon…BTW, the design is posted! :)

  21. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Yup! Nite, Lynn. :-)

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    See ya at the OK Corral, Pardner!!! This has been way tooooooo much fun! LOL

  23. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    This turned out to be a GREAT combination!!!

  24. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    I love all these together! And definitely silver!

  25. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks for all the comments, and ideas. :-)

Comments are closed for this Fresh Pick.

Design Your Own!

The Fresh Pick on this page was designed by a customer. You can design your own Fresh Picks, too!

Or, you can browse more Fresh Picks at Lima Beads.