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About this design:

This is the graduated Aquamarines LB was dangling in our faces and I finally couldn't resist the strand. The stones were so beautiful that all I could do was surround them in a small amount of sterling silver. This one is for me and I added a sweet surprise-there are 10 small silver bells dangling between some of the stones giving the piece a tiny chiming song when I move.


Large faceted graduated aquamarines, LB. Sterling beads, bells, stringing wire, and findings.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    As you said Simply Beautiful!. I really love the little bells. It makes your silver accent stand out more.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous stones, Becky, perfect design to showcase them :D

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    It was a bear to get a picture that didn’t look all white! The necklace on the black stand looks like crap in the photo but I needed to show how it hung. These stones are mesmerizing! I could look at them all day. :) Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    This is so soft. Love the colors here and the simplicity. Perfect.

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    WOW! Becky, this is simply gorgeous!

  6. No Photo
    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    So lovely, Becky! Glad you are keeping it for yourself!
    A dreamy blue that you can gaze at for hours.

    BTW, I have the same difficulty photographing on black backgrounds. If any one has a solution, I’d love to hear it!

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’ve don’t think black backgrounds actually look that good. I’ve sat here and taken a photo with black and then pulled the gold cloth over and took another. Gold cloth always looks better. The ones on my rock always look the best though.

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Gorgeous, Becky!
    Black is hard to photograph because the camera meters for too much light. Try either putting the camera on a manual setting or switch to a neutral gray background.

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Simplicity at it’s very best and aquamarine needs little to enhance it’s beauty. Lovely!

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Drop dead gorgeous! I love the idea of the little silver bells. I agree that blue is very hard to photograph.

  11. T Paul
    T Paul says:

    Gorgeous! Love those beads!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    So beautiful. Enjoy!

  13. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty. My fav color and birthstone. I would keep it for myself too.

    I believe the color of the stones were washed out bc of a flash. Natural light outdoors would do wonders for the picture

  14. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Absolutely a good call to use just touches of silver. These gorgeous stones take their rightful place center stage in this elegant design.

  15. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This necklace is so dramatic and so dazzling but simple. Not simiple in design just that light blue with silver…ah………….

  16. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Becky, this is a keeper for sure! I’m loving the little silver bell accents, too. Must be so fun to wear! :D

  17. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    A stunner in its simplicity! Lovely, Becky!

  18. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Becky, This is fabulous. The aquamarines are stunning on their own, and all they needed was a tiny touch of silver… and whimsy from the bells. :)

  19. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow, you guys are awesome! Thanks for the comments! I am not used to hubby’s camera and it auto-flashed even though I had a bright window at my back. :( Your suggestions are all VERY helpful! :)

  20. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Simple and Elegant! You have made a wonderful design and I don’t blame you for keeping it. It’s a real KEEPER! :)

  21. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Like a necklace made by fairies (they live to add bells!)

    I drape material over the neckform to utilize a ‘better’ color than stark black.

  22. Frida
    Frida says:

    Beautiful :D

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