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Tea Ceremony

About this design:

I needed a bit of serenity at the time I made this pick, and now you can see the result. (The image is foreshortened because of the camera angle. Really, the necklace is longer than it looks, and the focal isn't huge.)


Malachite/pyrite focal, antique red amber, shell pearls, pyrite, ruby zoisite, green fluorite, tree agate, howlite rounds, seed beads, antique brass bail

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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is a simply stunning design – - love the contrast of the dark red beads with the pendant. And you have nailed the asymetrical aspect, too !

  2. Frida
    Frida says:

    Love that graduation of the ruby zoisite!! The colors are great and the design awesome ;)

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very nice!

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Another beautiful piece! Fab colors and design!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    OMG! this is exquisite! Can you give us more closeups? I could look at this all day!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is so beautiful Laud. So is the section that you have the close-up of representative of a tea house? Because that’s what I thought of when I saw it.

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    This is just fabulous! Love the asymmetry and the mix of warm and cool colors.I agree with puppychick, more photos please.

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    The multiple triangles remind me of roofs on temples. Wish I could say I had that in mind, but the shapes of the zoisite suggested the pattern all by themselves.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    They just look like those photos of the little teak houses with the sloped roof set in th woods.

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    You’re right. The northern parts of Japan are cold and snowy. Maybe the fluorite is snow? Oh, the fluorite pieces move, so they’re not always the same.

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful design, Laud, the triangles look like pagoda roofs :D

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    WOW! How many times have I seen that malachite pendant and just passed it by. You have brought EVERYTHING together and made it look so easy! But the rest of us would struggle endlessly! I crazy excited about the red amber and burgundy pearl combo.

  13. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    So easy on the eyes and definitely calming. Just beautiful.

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you all so much. I’m going to wear this one tonight to a Christmas party. It’s the only thing I have with green and red!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Actually if you look at the stacked green stones they kind of have a tree shape so its perfect. You will be a hit!

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