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Emerald Green Malachite Bib Necklace and Earring Set

About this design:

It all started when krystonejewelry ( mentioned that she buys cabochons on ebay. I don't know why it never occurred to me to look on ebay, but I went and looked and bought a pound of malachite cabs (that is 39 pieces!) very cheap. Now I am going to make a lot of green stuff and emerald green is the color of the year.

The shape of the necklace was inspired by the Russian Kokoshnik headdress ( All the seed beads are from limabeads.


Malachite, TOHO seed beads, brass findings and components

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Wow! That is simply amazing!

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Miannda, I love your artisty. This piece is absolutely stunning, as are all of your pieces. This necklace ‘reads’ like an intriguing novel – each detailed point of beadwork captures my eyes like words on a page, bringing me to the next chapter, and the next!
    I adore the salamander and wonder what he has to ‘tell’ – your use of the malachite chips compliment the cabs (what a wonderful deal you got on ebay!)
    The colors are so beautiful, the purples, the gold in the pearls, oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous!

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is totally amazing – - and I wonder how long it took to create ? It is beautiful in every respect and I admire your patience in making it !

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Your artistry is amazing!! Beautifully done!!

  5. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Ditto on all the above comments.

  6. rootware
    rootware says:

    I have to admire someone who can spend so much time doing intricate and beautiful work like this. I am far to ADHD…. Just gorgeous!

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Incredible!!! I think this is the best of your work that I’ve seen. The colors are gorgeous together. Your workmanship, as always, is spectacular.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Saw a tiny corner of this come up on my screen and knew immediately that Miannda was working her magic again! ;) You have incredible talent and patience! And of course, that malachite is to die for! :)

  9. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    OMG. This is marvelous! Malachite is so gorgeous, your artistry & skills are amazing, and the lizard is a fantastic accent! (can you tell I like this?)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is simply exquisite. I dont think I have ever seen such stunning artistry before on LB. The design is outstanding! I too am wondering how long it took to make.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Simply outstanding!!!! You amaze me, your so talented.Wow,wow,wow!!!!!!!

  12. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Outstanding! :)

  13. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous, stunning piece, darling :) ))

  14. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    A masterpiece :)

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Like a fine art painting in beadwork!

  16. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Stunningly beautiful!

  17. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow, I am in total awe of your talent!!! Stunning

  18. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Wow – Spectacular!

  19. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Stunning, exquisite, breathtaking…..there are not enough adjectives. Gorgeous piece of art!!

  20. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I just saw a similar piece on etsy for $268.

    Yours knock that one of out the park! :)

  21. Laud
    Laud says:

    Magnificent–a tour de force–and such beautiful colors!

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    DbnRose says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful. Such patience and amazing talent.

  23. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Thank you all for all the kind words, they mean a lot to me!

    It took me a long time to finish but only bc I was busy with work, kids and home. If I sum up all the hours it will probably be about three days.

  24. Brenda H
    Brenda H says:

    Totally stunning!!! Our talent and beadwork is absolutely amazing!

  25. Brenda H
    Brenda H says:

    Not OUR talent, but should read “YOUR” talent.

  26. nuts4beads
    nuts4beads says:

    Exquisite design…

  27. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Oh my, you’ve outdone yourself this time! WOW!

  28. Frida
    Frida says:

    This is fabulous work :D

  29. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, I know the headdresses, what a great inspiration, Miannda :D

  30. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Truely amazing and inspiring!

  31. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said? This is a priceless piece of jewelry of that there can be no doubt. I really admire your skill and creativity. :D

  32. Anna C WonderChick
    Anna C WonderChick says:

    Awesome in so many ways!
    Very beautiful design and workmanship.

  33. Bunny
    Bunny says:

    Oh love the lizard worked into the design Miannda! Fabulous piece once again from your talented hands.

  34. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Incredibly fabulous!! Malachite is an amazing stone and you enhanced it even more, I didn’t think it was possible :D

  35. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Wow! How cool is this! I am very curious about your technique. Are the beads strung then glued in place?

  36. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    @doktordesign Thank you! The bigger stones are glued and each seed bead is hand-stitched to the backing one by one.

  37. Jbeadz
    Jbeadz says:

    Amazing work!

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    Kyla D says:

    How do I buy the emerald green malachite bib necklace?

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