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Dressed Up Agates


About this design:

I got the Faceted Red Slab Agates from LB and just fell in love with them...then I added smoky quartz and faceted optical quartz to go with the African Ruby Quartz from my LBS. I put it in the show this time, but I may end up keeping this set. It won't break my heart if it does not sell. ;)

Components:

Faceted Red Slab Agates, African Ruby Quartz rounds, faceted optical clear quartz, Smoky Quartz, sterling silver findings.

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

    The truest color is in the 3rd picture. The red tones are so pretty.

  2. Pam
    Pam says:

    Just Gorgeous! Into my Favs!

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

    Thank you Pam. :D

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Those Agates are sure pretty. Of coarse one of my favorite gemstones.

  5. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    This is gorgeous! Love the agates and the way you strung the other elements. Stunning!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Oh, my word, Harriet! I think this is my favorite of all your designs. Absolutely stunning!

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Lynn and Sali Jo, and Lynda. I used 3 different types of quartz in this design and it really gives it some sparkle. :D

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

    I will try to post more tomorrow. Nite, everyone. It’s been a fun day. :D

  9. CC
    CC says:

    Harriet, your set is gorgeous!! I absolutely love the red agate! :)

  10. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Harriet, thank you very much for sharing this FAB necklace with us, the faceted red agate slabs are soooo stunning w/ the smoky quartz, agates are also one of my fav gemstones… blue lace agate, crazy lace agate, botswana (esp the pink)… sure hope you do get to keep this set, since you love it sooo much!!! :)

  11. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, I love this! I agree with Joyce, sometimes you just have to keep it, or I put it out at a show with a truely outrageous price, so if anyone does buy iy, I can at least use the money to make myself something similar. LOL

  12. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    And I meant to say- stunning necklace!!!!!! The red agate slices are eye catching!

  13. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Harriet this is amazing! I absolutely Love it!!!!!!

  14. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    Spectacular stones, and good design to show them off. Nice job!

  15. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Smart Chick, Yorkie Chick and Bubbly Chick. :D

    I really did put a high price on this one, because it cost quite a bit just for materials, and also because I really like it. ;)

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

    Thank you Leigh and A T !
    I’m glad you like it. :D

  17. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful Harriet. As always, I love your work.

  18. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Very beautiful, Harriet!!I love faceted stones!! :)

  19. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    I love these earthy agate slices. Very pretty with the quartz beads. Good work! A favorite!

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

    Thank you Julia and Gunilla. I really like the faceted stones too. I was surprised when I laid the African Ruby Quartz next to the agate slices. They bring out the red/pink tones in the agates. :D

  21. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    GORGEOUS, Harriet! Love your design, love the stones you chose – I can’t imagine you giving this one up! You’ll have to let us know if you remain the proud owner! Definitely a fav! :D

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

    Thanks, Sue. I’m considering wearing it soon..just to try it out..you know? ;)

  23. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Good idea to give this piece a test run….or two…. ;)

    What a fabulous design and color combo of gems! I love this set, Harriet!!! I can see why you might not want to part with it! :D

  24. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks, Lynn. Now I have “permission!”

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