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Ruby and Gold Focals

About this design:

I love ruby red. These have been sitting in my stash for eons . . . the ruby reds only 2-3 years. The gold and others have been there longer, a few for about 20 years. I love looking into the kind of pinkish color in these beads. This is not done, it is a work in progress. Perhaps one of the other beaders here can suggest what to use for the rest of the necklace. I am considering more Swarovski from different sources in ruby reds and maybe a black velvet ribbon to connect it altogether. THANKS!!!!


Swarovski Crystal Graphic Beads and rounds in ruby red, some other crystal ruby-like rounds, gold plate filigree beads, gold-plate or perhaps small brass beads, and silver-plated eyepins . . . so far. This is a work in progress!

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Ribbon would be nice also double strand chain :D

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Have you considered combining these lovely crystals with gemstones? Freshwater pearls would be lovely for one thing. White goes with everything.

    These are quite lovely.

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    BeadWitchedSara D says:

    Thanks Asia and Granny Chick . . . the design I kind of borrowed this from did use peach colored pearls, and more gold. You are right about white going with everything. I will consider some more and see what I decide . . . double strand chain . . . Hmmmm! What about gemstone chain and just chain, with the kind of gemstone chain that may have pearls in it??? You have got me thinking again . . . probably will be wired (possibly copper wire) and unable to sleep well at all again tonight.

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