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Tequila Sunrise


About this design:

This has been the year I discovered teardrops & briolettes. This is a simple design, but I love it! The orange teardrop started out white, I think it's snow quartz. It came in an assortment bag, so I'm not sure. I soaked it in food coloring & sprayed it w/acrylic sealer & ta-da!

Components:

Snow quartz teardrop, Celestial crystal Amber, red teardrops, gold findings, Swarovski fire opal & siam bicones

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh wow! What a wonderful idea! Never would have thought to try to change the color of a stone. It came out wonderfully and the color adds much more to your necklace than white would have. Well done!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Simply beautiful! Great name too!

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I thought of Deb when I tried it! Her “Macgyvering” techniques are always clever! Thanks for the comments!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very pretty, for the fall season.I love a simple design..especially with brios. Your wraps are great as well. Dyeing that bead was really creative of you.
    PS..How scrumptious is Swarv. Fire Opal? It’s one of my fav colors

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I too did not you could change the color of a stone, especially with food coloring. But wow I love the effect! Great McGyvering! Beautiful fall piece!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well Jennifer, I must say you out MacGyvered me on this!! I would not have thought of that at all!! It turned out great!

  7. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I’ve never tried it w/any other stone, but the snow quartz seemed rather porous so I gave it a shot!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    What a great idea, loving the design too :D

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