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About this design:

Lots and lots of African Turquoise - the great turguoise imitator and I love it - I had forgotten I had the rounds and just decided to leave this one simple and add lots of bead caps

Components:

African Turquoise and pewter

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Leigh, LB doesn’t call it imitation. Check it out. Your necklace is very pretty.

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    K H says:

    Natural or enhanced, the stones are pretty, and the simple treatment allows them to show their true beauty!!!

  3. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    There is turquoise in Africa it doesn’t make it imatation..there are mines all over for turquoise only the finest in AZ. Very nice design!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    I love your turquoise necklace! Beautiful! ;)

  5. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    I got the round beads at a bead show a long time ago (before I knew the difference between real and “imitation” stones) and ended up having to wash them because the color rubbed off on my fingers once I got them home – so these are defintately color enhanced – the vendor sold them to me as African Turquoise and I doubt that this is what they are. Live and learn :-)

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I like his one too!!

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    ‘African Turquoise’ is the trade name for dyed jasper of a certain hue. Usually it is colorfast. I like it because it is on the blue-green side, rather than blue-blue.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    beautiful color and design!

  9. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Gorgeous this is a fav I love turquoise and this piece is fantastic!

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Such a lovely color and design, Leigh! :D

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