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Gemstone Rainbow

About this design:

This necklace set started with my ziploc bag of 'orphan' gemstones ... I just love how the random colors and shapes seem to have been meant to go together.

The long necklace is long enough to double up and wear short. The gemstone at the bottom of the center necklace is labradorite. No rhyme or reason to how this necklace was put together. Waxed cotton black cord at the back of the shorter double strand necklace.


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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What fun you must have had putting this stunning necklace together. Love the labradorite pendant. One of my favorite stones.

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    2 words. Neck candy! :) Had some fun trying to name all the stones,but a few of them stumped me. I must say that the pearls are a lovely way to make it even more interesting. Anone would be happy with this draped around her neck!!

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Another stunning creation, even “on accident”! Nancy called it “Neck Candy” and I agree!

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    That was a great way to use up those beads, I think I will have to try that.. Also the Labradorite soooo pretty, one of my fav, stones..

  5. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Hard to believe these are orphan beads, they go so well together.

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    So beautiful, Shannon! :D

  7. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Love it! :-)

  8. Bead Buzz Chick
    Gina says:

    This piece is lovely

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