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Square Tubes


About this design:

I think the first time I saw square tube beads I fell in love with them. They have such lovely proportions and come in so many different stones. The first necklaces I made were with tiger's eye and lapis. Since then I've found turquoise, snow flake obsidian, B.C. jade, sodalite and red agate.

The tubes measure approx 4mm X 4mm X 13 mm.

Components:

turquoise, snow flake obsidian, black onyx, silver plate spacers, sterling trigger clasps and jump rings

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  1. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Simple beauties :)

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    They are fantastic :)

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Sometimes simple designs are the most striking. These are beautiful! I love square tubes, too. My favs are unakite and jaspers.

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Simple designed jewelry is what I go for most often. Very nice.

  5. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    I love silver and natural stones. Your necklaces’ clean lines really emphasize the stones colors and patterns. The obsidian one reminds me of ancient jewelry I’ve seen in museums.

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very nice!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Nicely done!

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

    I also love square tubes, Nancy — so many possibilities for using them! 8) These designs are so lovely! :D

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    franny says:

    very nice!…the simplicity shows off the stone…the jump rings are are great idea…quite elegant!

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Love the stones and also how you have used them – - agree with everyone else that simple designs let the stones sing.

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the nice compliments everyone. It is nice to know that there are other beaders that like the square tubes as much as I do. I have a couple more strings of them to play with so be prepared…. :D

  12. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    I too like the square tube beads. I have used the snowflake obsidian with round red coral and silver spacers in between. Very striking.

  13. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    I think what makes this style so inviting is that you can dress it up or down. Wear it in summer with a little tank top and shorts, or a warm sweater, or a party dress. Excellent work!

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I agree with everything!! Excellent work! Love gemstones and this shape is superb!

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