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African Opal and Bamboo Leaf Agate

About this design:

Most African opals are brown but I loved these that have a hint of vintage rose and sand in them. I have had this bamboo agate pendant for awhile and was pleased that it had the same shades as the opals. Paired with Swarovski Silk and Lt. Gray opal bicones.


30x40mm bamboo leaf agate pendant, .925 sterling silver leaf bail, 10mm African opal rounds, 6mm African opal rounds, 10x14mm African opal ovals, Swarovski 5301 silk in 6mm & 4mm sizes, Swarovski 5301 light gray opal in 4mm & 6mm sizes, .925 sterling silver trigger clasp, Soft Flex bone beading wire, moonlight twisted tornado crimps

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  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    So so pretty. Feminine.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! A great pairing of stones Kat!
    But Hmmmmm?…..I’m wondering….could the African opals actually be moonstone? They seem to have the same shimmer. Maybe?

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful stones and work :)

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    So luxurious soft!Beautiful :)

  5. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    @Mary S-you are right they do look like moonstone. They were sold to me as African opal (which is not really an opal of course). Checked online and did find some moonstone that looked similar. Makes one go hmmmmmmmmm

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh Kat..this is so lush,and feminine. You did a great job enhancing the focal with those beads.

  7. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful design!

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Definitely beautiful – - your craftsmanship is so deft, too. Lovely necklace – - -

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I agree with Crazy Beader on that! I was admiring the enhancer on the focal,and the little Opalite bicone,on the end of the chain. You really are good with details. :)

  10. Kate
    Kate says:

    Love the vintage look going on here (despite the use of sterling silver vs “antiqued”)… Anyone else see Taylor Swift sporting this at the next awards show? :-)

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Whatever stones they are, they’re beautiful! Great design!

  12. DaBabyboomerGal
    DaBabyboomerGal says:

    U so awesome!

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