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Floating Russian

About this design:

I had purchased the
strand of Pyrite at a bead show and had it for over a year and nothing I put it with looked right. Always to dark. One day while cruising around on the Lima site I saw the Russian Amazonite- and I liked the striation in the stone - I thought it would compliment the Pyrite and brighten it up. I added some Rock Crystal chips - and wha la. A Floating Russian....


Russian Amazonite, Pyrite, Rock Crystal Chips

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is a fabulous color combo and design! Love this! :D

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Love this! The Russian Amazonite is beautiful, and goes wonderfully with the Pyrite…those Rock Crystal chips really add to the over-all design! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Gorgeous! The Russian Amazonite is perfect with the pyrite :)

  4. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    I love this combo and will definitely have to try it!

  5. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful! I have some of both…pyrite & russian amazonite…that I have not been able to do anything with…..I’ll have to give it a try.

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    This is very pretty! ;)
    I have 2 kinds of pyrite on hand, and will not order any more until I find a combination with them that I like as well as this. For me it is a dificult stone.
    Glad you found a way to make it work!

  7. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Thanks all for your kind comments. I agree Happy Chick. The Pyrite is a difficult stone. I’ve had that strand for over a year until I finally found something that worked. In some designs you may be able to substitute the Pyrite where you might normally put a silver bead. See if that might work for you. Glad all of you liked the design.

  8. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Very pretty! Such nice color combos!

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