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Vintage Inspired Necklace with Brecciated Jasper & Banded Agate

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I had something COMPLETELY different in mind when I started this necklace (there were faceted rose quartz slabs involved), but nothing was coming together. Then I picked up this extra brecciated jasper donut I had laying around, and good things started happening despite the fact that I'm not much of a fan of brecciated jasper. I tossed in some more of those banded agate beads that I'm starting to love, and I finally had a piece that I didn't want to throw against the wall in frustration.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Different directions can be so inspiring and beautiful! Love how the gems in this came together! I am a fan of Brecciated Jasper so I’m glad it spoke to you! Great design!

  2. BeataViscera
    BeataViscera says:

    Thanks, Mary! Your comment about different directions is dead-on; now I have a new design to play with! I think I’ll try out this basic configuration with different stones and colors and see what happens.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is a real beauty! I love the color in brecciated jasper and think it has worked very well in your design. :)

  4. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Really cool! And I love that banded agate! For some reason in one of those pics it has those sweet/sad puppy dog eyes and every time I look at it I see a cute little face–yea, they call me crazy… By the way, I love all your designs!

  5. BeataViscera
    BeataViscera says:

    Thanks, Little Round Chick! And gembeans, after a second look I can see what you’re talking about. Now I can’t un-see it because it keeps staring at me pitifully. :P

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    HAHAHAHAHA — Now all I can see are those sad, puppy dog eyes, too! 8O

    What a fabulous piece! When I first read your list of components, I thought “really”??? Then I took a close look at your design and thought “oh, yes”! I would never have combined these elements, but am so glad you did because it really does look beautiful! Love the many design opportunities this offers, too! :D

  7. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    What a marvelous pairing! Beautiful.

  8. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    But he’s such a sweetie!!! (and I promise to NEVER do that again!)

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