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Turquoise Dreams


About this design:

This necklace was inspired by the desire to think of warm things.
It is getting pretty chilly up here in Canada, even now.
I love turquoise with its warm tones, & when mixed with copper shades they compliment each other nicely.
To act as a contrast I used smokey quartz.

Components:

20mm turquoise rondelles,Freshwater Pearls, copper beads, copper findings, smokey quartz

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Mavis, what a fabulously gorgeous combo!!! I love these colors together and your design is wonderful!!! :D

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    trinkets says:

    Thanks Lynn, i’m so happy & releived that someone likes it1
    I have to sell it as i am to small in stature & build to wear something like this ~ but, if i could I’d wear it a lot!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It is so lovely — it’s too bad you can’t wear it yourself. Just think, somewhere out there is a tall woman just waiting to buy and wear this gorgeous necklace….. :D

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    trinkets says:

    :) She’ll need wide shoulders too ~
    If you can believe it I only measure 13″ across shoulders ~ makes shopping for things that are fited right, very challenging!!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, my — you ARE tiny, Mavis!!! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I absolutely love this! I love the copper spacer, combined with a pearl or smoky quartz between the turquoise. I usually use just one element. You’ve just given me a new design idea!

    Mavis – I’m not as tiny as you, but consider myself to be small boned and never thought I could wear larger chunky necklaces either. But, I’ve found that a short chunky necklace draws the eyes upward, creating an illusion of more height.
    So – I’m thinking you could take this same, gorgeous design, maybe with just 3 rondelles, shorten it to 15 or 16 inches and you just might have something you could wear. :)

  7. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    I used to think turquoise HAD to go with silver! Boy was I narrow minded! It goes great with copper too! This is a winner! Lovely!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Gorgeous! Turquoise is is in my top three for favorite gems and this a fantastic design!

    Mavis, I’m small in stature too so I understand your dilemma. (Both in clothes and jewelry) Jeannes advice is a good one! I’ve begun wearing chunkier chokers recently and they can work for us shortys. :-D

  9. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Great design! Love the colors :-)

  10. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Very pretty!!! I hope it reminds you of warm days in the Southwest! :D

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    What a marvelous design! The color combo is wonderful! :D I really love this, Mavis, and I totally agree with Gem Chick that you could work with it to make something a bit smaller for yourself! I hope you try it and then post it for all of us to see (or better yet, a pic of you wearing it!). :D

  12. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    This is gorgouse, I always like silver with turqouise but I have found that copper also compliments the stone !

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    Brenda H says:

    Really beautiful necklace! I’m very short (and very round), but I’ve been trying many designs, lengths, and sizes of beads to figure out things that I can wear. I’ve made a lot of things for everyone else, but didn’t think that I could wear necklaces; and I really wanted to! Don’t give up on yourself, you’ll find things that work for you!!

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Mavis, sounds like you might be able to make this or a similar design work for your petite build! That would be great! :D

  15. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful! :)

  16. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Mavis, this is beautiful. I love turquoise this is lovely, I would love to wear it !

  17. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    You’ve been on a roll Mavis! Another beauty!!

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Just gorgeous…I have some smoky quartz at home and now I am inspired! Thanks!!

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    trinkets says:

    Thank you for all your kind comments!!
    Appreciated too are the suggestions for how I could adjust it for a lady of delicate build.:)

    I think I will try to make one for customers & maybe for myself if I have enough of the large roundelles. They are so unusual, i’ve been holding on to them!
    I have friends who are of Canada’s first Nations people, & they do wear turquoise with silver ~ but I do like the warmth of copper & the Southwest did inspire me!

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