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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

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    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

Opposites Attract


About this design:

This was inspired by Leigh's pick "Sunlit Violets"! The glass beads have a purple swirl in them and so I paired it with amethyst. It has an antique silver flowery-viney toggle.

Components:

Red Aventurine, Amethyst, glass beads,sterling silver,antique silver

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    How awesome – I am glad my pick provided inspiration! Your design is absolutely wonderful – the colors look fantastic together!!!! Whoo hoo – you go girl!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I cannot take anymore of the talent. Where does everyone come from. I’m glad we have each other to learn from and support one another the creative juices just spurt like a volcano. It is so exciting.
    What wonderful people. I am so glad I found all of you.

  3. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Thank you Leigh and Faith! It is great having friends who don’t think you are weird because you are so bead crazy! The picks really inspire me to put new colors together….ones I wouldn’t normally ….

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ya got some great color there, Kid. Love the design, too.

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

    It is all Leigh’s fault!

  6. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    LOL – I will happily take the blame for this one!!! This is why I LOVE making picks!!! To get a feel for beads and colors I don’t normally gravitate to.

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The color combo and design are terrific, Sandra! Also, kudos to Leigh for inspiring you! LOL :D

  8. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    WOW, you did great on your creation, Sali Jo

  9. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    wow thanks chickies for your kind comments!! I was actually laughing while I made this thinking “wait til the chicks see these colors!”

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

    LOL I like the comments almost, I say ALMOST as much as this great design! :D

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    K H says:

    Excellent work!!!! I love the colors together!Red adventurine and ameythest – whodathunkit!!! :)

  12. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! :)

  13. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    WOW!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Cool design!
    Red aventurine and amethyst, YES!
    Who knew?

  15. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Warm and delightful! Love it!!!

  16. Cecilia-Gems of Heaven
    Cecilia-Gems of Heaven says:

    I love this, very beautiful.

  17. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow, what a stunning design, Sali Jo!! Great color and bead mix! :-)

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    Brenda H says:

    Great design! I would never have put these colors together, but you’ve proved how well usual combinations can work. Thank you for making me think outside the “box”!!

  19. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    vwey nice Sali Jo. I’ve mixed Red Adventurine with Turquoise – but have never thought about pairing it with Amethyst. Looks awesome.

  20. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty, love all of it. :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very stunning!!

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