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A Bit Victorian

About this design:

Seeing this gemstone online and actually having it in from of you is two different things. When I finally saw these stones I was blown away by its beauty. And I knew anything over the top would have overshadow the beauty and pattern of this gemstone.


Crazy Lace Agate, orange vein firestone and gold beads.

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  1. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Crazy Lace Agate is such a beautiful stone :) I’ve never seen orange vein firestone, though. These look beautiful together.

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! I bet this is fantastic in person! You were right to keep the design simple to let the stones shine.

    Hint: when doing this type of design, it helps to have an odd number of stones so that one is in the center of the piece.

  3. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Uh hmmmmm; you’re gettin’ a little LARGE here, kiddo – for my taste, but the beads are pretty.
    Hey! – do not pay any attention to my critique; do what you’re comfortable with and – BEAD ON!! – LOL

  4. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    Thank yo guys and Gail Thank you for that great piece of advice , I will adjust it when I get home. Thank so much.

  5. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Such pretty stones! I agree with Gail about the odd number thingy! LOL

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great piece I too agree with Gail!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love your necklace! Great design and great color! I’m crazy about crazy lace agate! It is such a versatile stone. You can use it plain or in wild colors that make the patterns pop! :D

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