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About this design:

Loved these graduated Brazilian purple agate stones. Agate is actually my all-time favorite gemstone. Mixed with some Swarovski in purple velvet and let the grape jelly shine.


Brazilian purple banded agates, Swarovski 5301 purple velvet bicones, TierraCast antique silver butterfly toggle from LB, Accuflex beading wire, Via Murano moonlight crimps, sterling wire guards

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh my goodness….pretty!! Grape jelly…lol.

  2. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So gorgeous. What color and panache. (I am trying to expand my style vocabulary). :)

  3. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    This is fabulous, loooove these beads!!! And a butterfly clasp! Love everything about it :D

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    They are gorgeous, you always have amazing stones :D

  5. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    Love the grape beautiful piece.

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kat, Isn’t agate the best?! This is a stunning necklace paired with Swarovski crystals. How heavy of a wire do you use for the heavy beads? I get crazy thinking it could break with all the friction they can create. This is another wonderful design. :)

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh how pretty. I love the bands in the Agate as well. Kat,you sure do a mean crimp. It’s always so neat and clean.

  8. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    @Crystal Canary..for the wire I used .024 Accuflex beading wire. This brand is from Fire Mountain Gems. My preference is beading wire has always been Soft Flex but sometimes it’s a little stiff.

    Thank you everyone for your nice compliments.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks Kat. I usually use .018 with my gemstones. Maybe for the very heavy ones, using .024 would be best. Thanks again for your response. :)

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oooooooh! The stones are drool worthy and your design lets them shine!! What, pray tell, are “Via Murano moonlight crimps”?? Do you need a special tool for them?

  11. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    GOR-geous! Very “drool worthy” (love that comment)!

  12. Laud
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  13. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    oh….those agate beads are beautiful! Love the crystal beads with them. I’m with Cindy…”Drool-worthy”!!

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is just WOW! The colors are so bright and beautiful! A perfect design to compliment those gorgeous beads :)

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Yummy color! Love the design and the color! :)

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