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Jaspers & Copper


About this design:

I love blue sky jasper! The turquoise and the different shades of brown are fantastic together. I've had them for a year and could not find any shade of brown bead until I saw the 2 in a design in a magazine. I bought some and here's the result!

Components:

Blue Sky jasper & brown snowflake jasper, copper chain & clasp. The earrings have 4mm blue zircon Swarovski bicones.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow,this is pretty. What a perfect design. So earthy and warm. It can also be worn with so many thing,any time of year. I love it!

  2. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Thanks, Nancy!

  3. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Such a cool necklace and earrings! It’s great when we find just the right beads to complete a piece!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful!! I have some of that brown snowflake jasper, not much left. I mixed it with blues, too! Love the color combo!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great colors :D

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I like this a lot. I had a similiar design necklace in the 70′s.

  7. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    So you think this is like a disco necklace, huh? JK :D Thanks for the compliments

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What a beautiful necklace!

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Jennifer I was NOT a disco person. While they were wearing glitter clothes I was wearing air-brushed dresses, weird woven skirts, hawaiian print bikinis.
    Wait I can show you. I was a hippie surfer chick.

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  10. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Your design is really great! I love the colors in the sky blue jasper and how you paired them with the brown snowflake jasper. Very nice combo!

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Cool! Reminds me of the necklaces we used to wear at the beach. Love the color combo!

  12. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Ok Deb I believe you. I had an Andy Gibb 45 record, did you have any Bee Gee’s? Thanks Angela, Gail & Nancy, it’s my kind of statement necklace!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    No…I didn’t have any disco music at all…yuck. I did like Saturday Night Fever though.

  14. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the design and colors!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Love this. This is something I would definitely wear!

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