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Maroon Sun

About this design:

When I put the mookaite and sunstone chips I had together on my bead mat. The maroon colored mookaite seemed to pick up the little bits of copper shimmer in the sunstone. So I began working around those two stones.


Mookaite, faceted coin puffs, Imperial Jasper rondelle, Sunstone rough cut chips, Multi Gemstone is the yellow faceted rounds, handmade copper spacers, copper spacers, beads, chain, jump rings and clasp.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty design…..I like the copper with these colors, and there’s alot of interest in the piece!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Beautiful, Wanda! Love, love this color combination!

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    T Bryant says:

    Really like this!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gorgeous..just gorgeous! The colors play off of one another. I could eat Sunstone for breakfast, Isn’t it the BEST stone? Copper was the perfect metal choice for this one.
    Oh..and the coins are oh la la. ;)

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    I would never think of Mookaite and Sunstone together but it looks fantastic, so much interest in this one, loving the copper :D

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Lovely combination! And the bits of chain are fabulous additions.

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I love the combo of sunstone and mookite. The chain ties everything together perfectly!

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you everyone for your kind words. You make it easy to actually join in on the design gallery. :) I tried other thing around the stones at first, but then decided on the chain to make it flow more with the rough cut sunstone. For a more rugged look like the chips.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Ooops sorry forgot to say. Yes Nancy Mc, sunstone gems are awesome. These ones are fantastic to hold and roll around, to let the light catch the bits of coppery bling in them. Similar to someone brushing them with some perfect pearls pigment powder. :)

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wanda..I agree with you. I think they’re almost mystical to look at. When the sun hits! ;)

  11. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I’m getting so I just adore copper – never did before. I guess that’s one of the good things about getting old. Your tastes change and I think for the better. I try to keep up with some new things especially jewelry and this one is really special. Everybody has had so much good to say and I second it all.

  12. celticivy
    celticivy says:

    Love the colors and love Sunstones!!!! This turned out really really well!

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    How clever of you to put those stones together! They really complement each other. Love the copper chain, too.

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Nancy, celticivy and Laud for your wonderful comments! :-D

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Congrats on your necklace being featured on the home page!!! Its really pretty, gorgeous color. Love the chip stacks especially.

  16. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Wanda, what a warm and wonderful necklace. Every inch of this piece brings out my respect for you and your work.

  17. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Deb and NT!

    Deb those chips are just so gorgeous! I love the rugged look to rough cut stones, but these ones were amazing with that copper shimmer in them.

    N Taylor if you don’t tell us your name soon, I’m going to start calling you ummm, Noreena cause I love that stone! Just kidding! :-)

  18. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Always love mookaite and you have created a stunning necklace with it, Wanda. Agree with everyone else that the copper is just perfect here – - -

  19. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Paula! I appreciate your kind words. :-)
    I just love mookaite also, it’s so gorgeous!

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    Ed C says:

    The combination of different shapes, different materials and dufferent colors makes thisaquite interesting necklace. Good Job!

  21. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think Noreena is a beautiful name!

  22. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Ed and Susie!

  23. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    This is lovely, I love how the copper picks up the pinks in the colouring, very lovely!

  24. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Michelle! :)

  25. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    SO pretty! Mookaite can be difficult to work with. The stone fight for dominance. The sunstone takes care of that!!! Everyone balaqnces nicely. I like the addition of the chain in the center and the dangles. Just for a bit of detail. :)

  26. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Julie! I love Mookaite! But you hit it right on the money there, when you said it can be hard to work with. :)

  27. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    What a stunning necklace with the Mookaite and the Sunstone beads. Love the color combo with your choice of the copper chain to pick up on those colors. Very nice indeed Beadzilla aka
    Wanda. Very nice.

  28. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Old Beaded Lady!!

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