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Wrapped Rhyolite


About this design:

I just love the rhyolite square and rectangle beads I got from LB. They have such gorgeous markings. This is mine that I wear all the time.

I've been making a ton of these wrapped stone necklaces lately and selling them in the office here at the RV park we're staying in. It started out as an experiment but now they're going like hotcakes! Yea!

Components:

Rhyolite, 2mm leather cord and Artistic Wire 18 & 20 gauge all from LB

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  1. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    OMG, OMG, OMG!!! I love this so much. Rhyolite is my favourite stone..and green also happens to be my favourite color :) This looks fantastic with the leather and the tan color brings out the patterns on the stone. Fantastic! best I’ve seen in a long time! Also got a notification on Etsy about your new bracelet similar to this. that I also love. well done and good luck with the store :)

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Rustic and simple, couldn’t get any better! The stone is center stage! Great job!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fantastic!!! So happy to hear about your sales!!!
    Woohoo!!!!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    WOW! Love the colors in the Rhyolite, and the leather color you chose is perfect! Beautiful, Angela!

  5. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    I love love love rhyolite! Great job. It’s beautiful and simple so the stone stands out. I love leather cord necklaces also.

  6. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you so much Kerry, Gail Becky and Wanda! I always appreciate your feedback and kind words!

  7. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you Rocknit! You snuck that one in before I was done typing my last comment! ;)

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is cool Angela. I can see why it is selling. A go with everything classic design but still has the handcrafted look.

  9. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Distinctive – simple and elegant!

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    LOVE the stones, but I love your wire work even more, if I could only figure it out :D

  11. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    LOVE it! :D

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