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Midnight Sparkles


About this design:

Blue Pearl is a gorgeous stone but I struggle to design with it. Here I was hoping to bring out some of its hidden sparks with the 2 shades of crystals. I might end up reworking it (again!).

Components:

Blue Pearl, white freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, German style silver plated wire, silver plated headpins and clasp.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    OOOOOhh! Beautiful! No need to rework, this is perfect the way it is, Becky!

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    franny says:

    gorgeous, Becky…love this with silver & pearls for contrast & the clusters of blue crystals!…how blue is the sparkle?… i’ve been looking at the blue pearl & toying with the idea of apatite & grey moonstone; so, similar colour combo to yours, but i think the pearls in yours give more lustre….also i may try yellow & grey as something completely different! (think i’ll do a pick, so here goes)

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh yeah! You achieved your goal miss Becky!
    It is gorgeous!

    Glad you shared your frustration with Blue pearl. I also struggle to use this beautiful stone. I find it difficult to pull out it’s true beauty.

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I think larvikite (blue pearl stone) is a wonderful form of feldspar. It reminds me of a stormy day with flashes of lightening. Agreed, it’s hard to capture in a photo. Your piece is lovely and I believe the crystals will enhance the flash of color.

  5. 3peepers
    3peepers says:

    Becky, this is just gorgeous! I agree, I think that you should leave it as is! It is just beautiful! The colors that you chose to complement are perfect! LOVE IT! :)

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks for all the encouragement, chickies! It was dark and rainy when I took those picks. Check back later, I will add one more picture today. The blue in the Larvikite is closest to Montana blue. The crystals I used were Montana and Indian sapphire.

  7. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I love how you highlighted the blue pearl stone, Becky. It can be tricky to bring out its sparkle. you hit the nail on the head with your choice of pearls and crystals and your silver wraps!

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Becky, your set is magnificent! I love the texture the Swarovski crystal drops add to it. :D

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    My favorite, Becky! Love the colors, the design, everything!!

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