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Green African Opal Meets Chrysoprase


About this design:

When I unpacked my LB order the Green African Opal focal piece and the chrysoprase introduced themselves. The result was this necklace.

Components:

Green African Opal faceted freeform, Chrysoprase mini-nuggets, Czech firepolished crystals, copper beads and toggle, bronze 15/0 rocailles

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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

    Princess Purple Butterfly Chick says she really likes the necklace and she likes the way you matched your beads up with the pretty rock in the middle. Liz says “This is lovely!” :D
    Happy Chick: I like this very much too! Very pretty greens!!! ;)

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Happy chic must have her grandkids tonight!…Two of my very fav stones great combo…

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the greens. Looks like a spring time necklace.

  4. Violet
    Violet says:

    Very pretty greens…. Love it !!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Your focal bead is the green african opal pendant correct? It isn’t the 16″ strand of green opal free form chunk, is it? It is a beautiful pendant which ever it is and I think it is in love with the chrysoprase. I know I love this green beauty.

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    The focal bead is LB’s pendant Green African Opal. At MERchick’s suggestion I got a few and love every one. They have varying amounts of the dark coppery brown matrix but are primarily shades of pastel greens mixed with cream.

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    Lee D says:

    Very pretty necklace! I love the feeling of spring in it.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very pretty necklace!!!

  9. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Very pretty, love the combo!

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I love this necklace too.

    Every time I order Green African Opal from LB it’s so much fun to open the package and check out the beads. Each is slightly different but beautiful. Same way with Ammonite’s they just posted … More beautiful in person and each is unique! SLS

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OH YES!!!!
    Love it, love it, love it!! Now I know what to do with SOME of my Chrysoprase nuggets!!!

    And I have to agree, every time I open my package of Green African Opal pendants, it’s like opening a Cracker Jack box to see what the prize inside will be!!! :-D

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Here’s a pic of a necklace/bracelet that I made with the Green African Opal, deep green pearls, gray stick pearls an diagonally drilled Hill Tribe silver cubes. It sold quickly! SLS

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  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Gayle, this necklace is so beautiful — a breath of Spring! Much appreciated right now with all the snow we have!!! :D

    Shannon, thanks for sharing your beautiful set, too! :D

  14. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    So pretty. I’m in love with this one.

  15. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    So springy! The chrysoprase really goes well with the opal, and I love the contrast with your firepolish beads and the copper! Very pretty!

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Thanks, Shannon for posting another design using the Green African Opal. This is such a versatile stone–it can be used with so many different colors, textures and metals.

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