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Golden Topaz

About this design:

I had both sides of this necklace done for over 5 years now. I just didn't know how I wanted to do the focal part. So I pulled it out and tried to finish it again. This is what the second result came out to be. I decided to leave it cause...well I just didn't want to deal with it anymore.


Topaz crystals, Swarovski Crystal dangles, Tierracast gold bead, gold chain, clasp and earring hooks.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wanda, this is really very pretty. I’m sure when its hanging from the neck, it must look more finished to you. Simplicity is sometimes the best option with beautiful beads. I love topaz. My birthstone is citrine but I adopted topaz instead.

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I agree with Nancy- the simplicity of the design and the color make a winner!

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    It’s a classic! 5 years! It’s beautiful!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you so much Nancy, Maria and Jennifer.

  5. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    I like it!

  6. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    I love golden topaz! It just seems to glow! Beautiful! :)

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I agree with Nancy too. This is definitely a “go to” necklace. It’s neutral, dainty and will fit in with almost any outfit. I would wear it often and unlike Nancy, topaz is not one of my faves but this is a wonderful piece.

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    The colors I wear parts of the year are dark like browns, navy, black, etc. So topaz and colors like it (champagne,etc.) really stand out. It can make an outfit – even a very casual outfit.

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Nancy, I wholeheartedly agree! I tend to veer towards intense colors or creamy colors which are definitely not as practical. Which is also why I’d wear this necklace a lot!! :-)

    Wanda, I also love the little details on the dangle!

  10. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I think it turned out fabulous! I rarely wear necklaces but this one I would wear a lot. I may have to work one up for myself! ;)

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments :)

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Doesn’t it just irk you when the beads and chain have their own agenda and it’s not yours? Beads and chain with freewill! If you can’t lick them hide the evidence.

    Love those topaz colored beads and the dancing ear rings. :D

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Simple, beautiful colors for a moment it looked to me like a lariat :D

  14. miss e
    miss e says:

    It can be VERY frustrating when your beads won’t play nice – I have a large pile of stuff that needs to be finished.

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I keep coming back to this one. I love the simple yet elegant design. My Mom’s birthstone is topaz and this elegant design is right up her alley. Thank you for the inspiration for her birthday present!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Little round chick, Asia and miss e!

    Yes it is frustrating when they don’t fall into place, but I’m glad I found it. I like the way it turned out.

    Thank you Angela, you made my day :) It is simple and elegant at the same time, and it looks great on. I hope someone at the show falls in love with it ;)

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