The tourminalated quartz beads are fascinating, crystals of tourmaline in clear, or cloudy quartz. Job's tears have been used as prayer beads by...
Components: This rosary features sterling silver crucifix with John and Mary, a replica of a European one from around 1920, it has also replicated the wear the original had so it feels like it has been prayed for years. The center is a miraculous medal also of sterling silver, a replica from an actual center. The aves are 6mm tourminalated quartz rounds LB, the Pater beads are the Asian grain seed called Job's Tears LB, the jump rings are silver plated jump rings also LB, the wire is silver satin SoftFlex medium LB, the crimp beads are HEAVY sterling silver (wish LB carried these 2x2 mm tubes).
Emerald and olive greens! The porcelain triangles are about an inch by an inch so this has presence without be a "statement" piece. Don't like the...
Components: porcelain triangles in olive with blue green and speckles, resin dark green beads with emerald cut shape, 8/0 1-cut Charlotte iris green seed beads, 8/0 Toho semi-glazed rainbow olive (Lima Beads), 4 mm Toho matte olive green seed beads, pine green silk string, emerald green leather lace, heavy oxidized square wire jump rings, green enameled jump rings from "camo mix" Weave Got Maille-no longer carried by Lima Beads :(, foldover end crimps, "S" hook, heavy sterling silver crimp beads, .019 Silver Satin Softflex (Lima Beads)
Really enjoying the Serpentine called Soochow Jade. It feels so silky to the touch.
Components: First necklace is Soochow tabs (LB), beige Picasso Czech tabs (LB), TierraCast antique gold-plated frog beads (LB) TierraCast bamboo toggle also gold-plated (LB, matte black and silver-lined Topaz Toho seed beads. The second necklace has 12mm swirl-carved brown Soochow Jade rounds (LB), 10mm dot-carved green Soochow Jade rounds (LB), 6mm matte Soochow Jade rounds, Toho Ceylon cream, Toho matte galvanized aluminum, and Toho matte opaque vanilla seed beads, Zola elements infinity toggle (LB)
Zola pendant in a lunar crescent with hand-beaded tassels on denim silk string and blue deer lace.
Components: Zola pendant, 8/0 Toho matte metallic navy iris, 8/0 Czech matte metallic navy iris, 6/0 Czech blue purple iris, 11/0 Toho metallic nebula, 4x7 Miyuki magatama midnight blue iris, fine dark blue C Lon, Weave Got Maille dark blue jump rings from "Ocean Mix, " fine blue enameled wire, 3 mm blue deer leather lacing, denim blue silk string, fold-over end loops, lobster clasp.
Components: The Cicada is Vintaj from Lima Beads. As is the nice big, easy to use 15x9mm TierraCast antique copper lobster clasp. Two colors of 6mm Czech druks; Opaque Black Picasso and Opaque Olive Picasso. I used 8/0 Czech Charlotte (1 cut) Metallic Brown Iris, 6mm dark natural coconut rondelle spacers, etched round buri seeds, Czech 6/0 brown iris, Toho 6/0 matte raku olive/purple, Toho 8/0 Toho matte Cassiopeia, 8/0 Toho matte black, heavy jump rings (oxidized) from Unkamen, black glossy iron jump rings in mixed sizes, heavy 2x2 sterling silver crimps, and good ole trusty .019 silver satin softflex.
Nice and weighty bronze man pendant by Torfin matched with primary colors and dark coconut heishi.
Components: Bronze Pendant, red Czech maple leaves, indigo blue ceramic abstract washers, 6/0 Czech metallic gold, 6/0 Toho matte black, 8/0 Toho riverside blue, 6/0 bright red Czech, 8/0 Toho galvanized starlight, 11/0 Toho metallic cosmos 7 mm dark natural coconut heishi, brass "S" clasp, glossy black iron jump rings, 2x2 mm Heavy sterling silver crimps, .019 silver satin softflex