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Opalite Speaks

About this design:

This is some opalite (glass made to mimic opal) that I have had for some time. I really wanted to photograph this in the sun, for the gold really shines,,,but waited too late and the shadows were too long. I think I'm having as much fun taking pictures of pieces as I am making them!


Different shapes of opalite, zinc beads, glass blue faceted beads.

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

    I love your design; very interesting in the opalite. Lovely piece.

  2. A me
    A me says:

    Nice piece:) there is just something magical about opalite:)

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I love your work here. I just recently got some opalite, but am hesitant to use it because it’s got such a blueish hue. I think you paired them perfectly with the blue beads! That may be the ticket. :)

  4. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Angela….after I made the piece, I put some of LB’s Czech Amethyst round beads…(the ones with the irridencent finish) next to it…I really think they go with it better….wish I would have used them.

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So nice. Lovely stones.

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the mix of shapes! These would be a go with everything piece.

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:


  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the soft tones and different shapes! Beautiful!

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Haven’t ever seen opalite before, the inner glow is fantastic. Love the different shapes in your design, makes it even more interesting!

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Opalite is hard to use, I think, because it’s neither white nor clear. You’ve done a really nice job with it!

  11. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great necklace ! I too find it hard to use I have undone project with opalite many times the beads just sitting in my stash!

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