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Turquoise Dream

About this design:

The large turquoise challenged me to come up with an impressionable design while not taking away from the beauty of the stone. I stayed within the color scheme of the stone to maintain it as a focal point.


Turquoise cab, Japanese delica and seed beads, leather cord necklace, backed with ultrasuede

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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really gorgeous beadwork and what a beautiful stone.

  2. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Beautiful! Nice selection of color and I really like that you chose a simple leather cord, think it emphasizes the stone. Also, the backing is so neat!

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I so agree with Miannda. The leather cord really allows the fantastic stone to take top billing.
    Where do you find these amazing treasures?
    Do you visit gem shows?

  4. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Thanks all! Several cabs are from I purchased various cab collections last year. The most impressive one was the designer grade turquoise cab mix – currently sold out but I am on the lookout! No gem shows visits yet. Still trying to figure out what to do with finished pieces as I am not a big user.

  5. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Oh I love that cab, and the colours you put with it really compliment it.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    That is some stone and you have really showcased it to perfection. :)

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Amazing work! 8O

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    Lee D says:

    What a gorgeous stone and your beadwork compliments it perfectly, along with the leather cord!

  9. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I’m not a big user of large pendant necklaces – but this is sooo nice! Your work is amazing! You should def sell your pieces on etsy for instance, if you don’t already do that! :-)

  10. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    @Wemai, I have thought about Etsy and been making very slow progress on creating a shop but am nowhere close yet :) . Largest impediment to Etsy is that I travel extensively for work. Have not yet figured out a way to ship quickly when traveling. Thanks for your encouragement – will definitely invest some time into figureing out a way to be on Etsy sooner than later!

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