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"Hearts of Stone"

About this design:

When I ordered the heart shaped beads I was very unsure of how they would look, but when they came in I was more than pleased. They are made from lava rock in a pretty teal color. The design is quite simple. I used Czech faceted rondelles in a teal color along with mop chips and silver beaded spacers. I finished the necklace with Swarovski bicones and seed pearls and closed with a fancy toggle clasp.


5 lava stone teal hearts, MOP chips, Czech teal rondelles, silver spacers, Swarovski crystals, seed pearls and a silver toggle.

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    This piece jumped right off the page! Fantastic use of the hearts! They’re gorgeous and you really made them shine! Fabulous design!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    I agree. I’m not usually fond of hearts, but these are rustic, so they work really well. Beautiful colors, too.

  3. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    Thanks, I too, hesitate to use hearts because so many people don’t like them. These were too unusual to pass up.

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I adore these and you used them beautifully. Can I ask where you found them?

  5. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    I will look it up and post again.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Unusual color for lava. As a general rule I prefer lava in its natural colors but these blue hearts are very striking and make an excellent design. :)

  7. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Well, i’m not a heart lover myself; they’re so common everywhere – like no one has any imagination anymore. And it’s not the hearts them-selves – it’s the un-imaginative way they’re used. Yours’ are great. and is the lava dyed? I know Hawaii (the big isl.) has a green sand beach so maybe the lava can be green too.

  8. Sylvia H
    Sylvia H says:

    I got these at an Ebay shop called seaglasstobe.

  9. Chicky Zee aka Alice
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  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Thanks for the update Sylvia.

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    Sondra G says:

    Love this necklace… great design.

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