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Russian Jade w/ Tassle


About this design:

I got the two large Russian Jade (Serpentine) rectangles in a mixed strand, and decided to make a necklace with them. This color of stones was outside my usual comfort zone. I added the ovals to balance the design. The only metals I liked with these yellowish/green stones were the silver tones. Black glass picks up the black speckles in the stones. This was restrung about 3-4 times before I was satisfied with the arrangement. The last addition was the silver chain dangle from the pendant. The set was sold this weekend.

Components:

Russian Jade rectangles, RJ ovals, black glass, silver tone findings.

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  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    The second photo shows the stones as a little more blue than they are. The first and third pics are pretty color accurate. I just wanted to include a close-up of the pendant. :D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I think the cool silver is perfect for the warm green! Gorgeous!

  3. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks Lynda. I just sort of fell for the Kambaba. It was fun to work with, and I still have some of the little teardrops left….. Hmmm. :D

  4. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Sorry…wrong entry. I had seen the Russian Jade before, and it is growing in appeal. I found it interesting that it was was one of my first sales this weekend. ;)

  5. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Striking!

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you, Debra. Sometimes I am surprised how well I like certain stones once I get them in the right setting. :D

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    K H says:

    I really like this necklace. At first I thought that you had strung the yellow beads on black ribbon, but then I looked at the closeup and saw the cool black beads. I love the silver tassel with the silver bead caps! :)

  8. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you KH. I had to find something that was the right color and “feel” with the Russian Jade. The lady who bought it said she wears a lot of black to work, and thought it would go well. ;)

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    K H says:

    I think so too!!:)

  10. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    YOU ARE ON A FABULICIOUS ROLL GIRL!

  11. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you very much K H and Sali Jo. :-)

  12. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Another beauty Harriet! I love this!

  13. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful, beautiful :)

  14. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Tara and Julia.
    I have to go get ready now–dentist appt. I am a white-knuckle dental patient–his nurse told me so. LOL Wish me luck.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Stunning, Harriet! This is a color I usually shy away from, but after seeing this, I may have to try something using it. You’ve accented it perfectly with the black and silver! :D

  16. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks Deb. I don’t think I have ever used this color of stones before. Sometimes we need to stretch our boundaries a little. ;)

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Like you, Harriet, this isn’t a color I would normally use — now I’m rethinking it. LOL

    What a beautiful set! Your design is terrific and the black glass picks up the black in the Russian Jade perectly! Love the silver tassle — perfect addition! :D

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Forgot to mention that I love the earrings, too! The buyer will be able to wear those with her other black jewelry….. :D

  19. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    These colors are awesome together!

  20. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you ladies. It really is such fun to play with the combinations of materials. :D

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    Jewelrybyirina says:

    I love it!

  22. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks. :D

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