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Opposite Impressions

About this design:

The Ruby Impression Jasper was a present to myself during the January Crossword sale. Although I occasionally get inspired to create asymmetrical designs, more often I do something subtle like stringing in one direction so the beads are different on opposite sides of the necklace. Finished length of the necklace is 16 inches.


From Lima Beads: Ruby Impression Jasper Tube 12x6mm, Ruby Impression Jasper Heishi 6mm. Black Cherry Shell Pearl Round 6mm. Other components: freshwater pearls, gunmetal heishi 4mm, gunmetal lobster clasp.

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Cool. I really like this. The two colors of pearls really bring out the details in the impression jasper.
    I have a lot of natural impression jasper and I bet the marine blue pearls and hamilton pearls would be really pretty.
    THANKS for the design idea!!!

  2. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    A simple design with outstanding choices of color, placement, pearls with gemstones, tubes with rounds, sizes, the spacers. I love it all. Goes in my favs.

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Thanks for your comments – - when I have really knockout beads (like the impression jasper), I really like simple designs to showcase them.

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    JC Hamm says:

    This is gorgeous,and so classic!! This simple design really shows off the red jasper and the shell pearls, which are stunning. Love, love this!!!! :)

  5. Frida
    Frida says:

    Very pretty :D

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Paula, this is gorgeous! I love the subtle asymmetry and the simplicity of design really shows of the stones.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, great design and the pearls make the colors pop :D

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautiful colors! Classic in design!

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    So pretty. This simple design showcases your stones so well.

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    this is cool….lov it!

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I’m not fond of the bright pink beads but oh my this is gorgeous Paula! Love the way you strung it and from that the name you gave it.

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