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African Sands

About this design:

The stones, especially the focal, remind me of dry river beds before the rains come.


Rosetta Lace Agate, grey & red Botswana agate (I just used the red) African Brass beads and Fire agate with white focal.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I have some of the rosetta lace agate, too. Looks nice with the brass and red stones. Nice set!

  2. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Wow! this is gorgous!Great design!

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    Exquisite stones, and I like your use of the African beads to go with them.

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    That focal is fab!

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty!

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love it! The rosetta lace agate is great with the awesome focal.

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I just gotta know how you got the focal stone to.hanf from the brass bead. This is really a cool piece.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful!! I LOVE this! :)

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I like Rosetta Lace Agate . Made a couple of sets with it :)
    Beautiful work :) ))

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design! Love how you used the brass bead to connect the pendant. :D

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful stones and work :D

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    DbnRose says:

    Thank you all for your kind comments. Deb I took a piece of 22g wire, made a small spiral at one end which I then bent at a 90 degree angle to make a platform for the focal to rest on. Threaded on the focal and beads, passed the wire through the african bead and made a wrapped loop. Hope this helps.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    This is way cool :D Love the agates!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely set!

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