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Chrysoprase and Hessonite Garnet leather bracelet

About this design:

Chrysoprase rondelles and nuggets make up one strand. The second strand consists of rough hessonite garnet, chrysoprase faceted rondells and three drops of garnet. Both strands are interspersed with Hill Tribe silver (fine silver) and Bali style spacer beads. The leather section of the bracelet holds an antique African trade bead which is knotted into place between two sterling silver bead caps.

The bracelet closes with a loop of leather around an artisan sterling silver button depicting a sunburst. Hanging from the other loop are three drops: a sterling silver dragonfly charm, a small chrysoprase nugget, and a small African trade bead.


Chrysoprase, hessonite garnet, African trade beads, Hill Tribe silver beads, leather, sterling silver dragonfly charm and sunburst button

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  1. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Wow this is gorgeous! I love Chrysoprase. That lovely bluey green reminds me of the ocean somewhere tropical!

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Ditto on loving Chrysoprase. Lovely bracelet with awesome design.

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I love this, the African trade beads are great!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is lovely….the silver is gorgeous, and the African trade bead is a perfect accent.

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I like everything about this piece. Hessonite..yum!!! I could write a book here,but I’ll just say,”FAB!”

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

    Yes indeed – your bracelet is a beauty!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Thank you ladies very much, you have made my day! :)

  8. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    What a rich looking bracelet. Really a gorgeous combination of gemstones.

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful gems and colors! I love that button!

  10. Amberly R
    Amberly R says:

    I absolutely love this! The colors are amazing and the overall design is stunning! Great job!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Janet, this is a gorgeous piece :D

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh YEAH! This is fabulous! Love the Chrysopase and the trade bead is a stand out!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful! I have seen that design style in Sundance. :) This means you can play with the big girls. :)

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Just love the colors you chose, and what a perfect design! The African trade bead looks like a little tiki man to me :)

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

    What a beauty! Your design is fabulous!

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