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Rings of Water


About this design:

I bought the Unicorne rings on "lampwork" day. I bought these amazonite beads because they were the perfect color, just a bit deeper and darker than the other strands. When I started putting them together, there was something missing. I remembered the ocean jasper I bought on a whim. Sometimes I surprise myself!

I always make a bracelet to stack.
I'm not happy with the earrings. I think they are too plain.

Components:

All LB: Unicorne mossy green brim rings. 10mm Amazonite. 6mm ocean jasper.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very nice Julie…that is a gorgeous color of amazonite.

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very pretty! I love amazonite. The ocean jasper pairs very nicely with it!

  3. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Gorgeous. I love the amazonite w the ocean jasper & lampwork pieces. Very lovely!!!

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m amazed that the amazonite is so muted. It’s cool, though. Ocean jasper is always a favorite of mine because of the surprising variety in stones. I think you’ve found the right combination.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Is it possible the Amazonite is dyed? I have never seen it that dark. It is an amazing color for this set, though!! Maybe tomorrow when I look at this on a real computer at work, I will be able to see the real color. :) Excellent use of materials, Julie!! :)

  6. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Lovely bracelets. I like the way the color stands out in the stretchy one.
    I have to try jasper I see so many designs here that are so pretty

  7. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    This is so lovely! I think the earings works to :D Julie you progressing :D

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Your sense of design is just growing all the time – - you made some outstanding choices of elements. Also think the earrings are fine – - but did you consider a “double dangle” – - like the dangles on your bracelet clasp with the larger bead on a chain ??

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Must be Brazilian Amazonite–I can see the striations now. Love that stone!!! I do like the earrings, too, but Paula might be on to something if you want more pizazz. I love the idea of a double dangle–the more movement the better. :) I always entertain myself be shaking my danglies around all days. :)

  10. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Shaking my danglies….lmbo… i can totally see this…careful…you could start a whole new trend. Ha,

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Whims are good. They can lead to unexpected treasures. Love your choice of color and the design is excellent! :)

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yeah, that mental pic must be kinda interesting, huh, Valley girl. :) (remember the song: “do your (ears, b**bs, or some other body part) hang low, do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow? ……”) Yep, unfortunately those are also a big problem. ;)

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Becky and ValleyGirl… both of you should be shamed by your inappropriate — yet hillarious!!! — comments!!!

    Thanks ladies. I like this one since it is blue but also brownish and multi.

  14. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great colors! Great design!

  15. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Julie,this combination is stunning. I’ve also never seen quite that shade of Amazonite. It’s really beautiful,and soooo smooth. I love muted soft colors. The earrings look good to me. :)

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    Meredith B says:

    Love the colours [ We spell funny down under] The Amazonite is an amazing stone specially those.
    they look like ceramics.

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