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In praise of chrysoprase

About this design:

I recently bought a lot of these gorgeous gemstone slabs and ever on a quest to make something that doesn't look like everything else, i designed these. I took fine silver wire and balled the ends with a torch and then oxidized and tumbled it for shine. I added the beautiful Bali silver granulated beads and Anhui turquoise. I love how they have a kind of vintage look.


Chrysoprase slices, Bali silver beads, Anhui turquoise and my handmade and oxidized earwires.

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    These are just gorgeous. You certainly achieved your goal of designing something that doesn’t look like everything else. Wow..what a way to showcase the beauty of those stones. Beautiful work!!!!!!

  2. Simply Adorned Jewelry
    Simply Adorned Jewelry says:

    How fun! Love the subtle colors. Are they that minty color in person, or more vivid teal/turquoise?

  3. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    Hi Simply Adorned,
    They are several shades of green depending on how the light goes through them. Since they are slices they have a slightly translucent quality.

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Nancy Mc beat me too it.. my first thought was gorgeous.
    beautiful design

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    These rock slices are so unique and gorgeous. Love that you keep the designs simple, but complimentary to these beauties.

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! What a way to showcase those slabs! Beautiful job!

  7. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I love chrysoprase, period :) your earrings are wonderful!:)

  8. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    These are simply lovely; something I would buy for myself.

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    These are my fav of all your posts!

  10. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Gorgous, I love the colors.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Stunning, I’d wear these every chance I got. I love the colors. :D

    KATHERINE T says:

    You definitely put a lot of thought and work into this piece. I adore the slabs!

  13. Designs by Germany
    Designs by Germany says:

    Simple, yet beautiful.

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