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Blue & Brown Faceted Agate

About this design:

Agate is probably my favorite stone because of its variety of depth and semi-translucent qualities. I’ve had the blue nuggets for so long that I thought I’d never find a design for them. When I purchased the cobalt ones from Lima, I realized that together they would make a nice combination. I tossed in a few other elements that seemed to compliment the blue—and there you go! The long ‘necks’ on the wrapped portions was my attempt to created another visual element instead of adding metal spacers—not sure if that idea worked.


AGATE: 20mm blue/brown faceted nugget, 14mm faceted brown, 10mm faceted blue/grey, 8mm faceted cobalt (LB); Czech faceted rondelle Sunday Breakfast (LB); Parawire 18 & 20 gauge Vintage Bronze (LB); Ant.Brass oval cable chain, 18g AB jumprings.

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

    A lovely piece – great color combination – love the wire work!

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    There’s a nice flow to the wire work and the cobalt rounds are the perfect contrast to the muted tones of the nuggets. The Sunday Breakfast rondelles are an excellent choice.

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Yes, your color and bead choices are perfect for those beautiful agates. I like the long “necks” you made, and you did a fantastic job wrapping them. Very lovely!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty and great wire work.

  5. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Great color combination! This would look fantastic with blue jeans and cowgirl boots. I would wear it in a heartbeat!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors! The agate nuggets are gorgeous, and you have complimented them perfectly! Another beautiful piece!

  7. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very very nice. I like the combinaton of colors and the great wire work. It’s a beautifully done piece!
    Agate is one of my favs.

  9. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    I love agates as well. You did justice to those agates for sure. Excellent colors and design. I love blues & brown together. Amazing wire work!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks for the compliments! I appreciate your kind words. :)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Ditto to everything! Just love those beads!

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Beautiful color combination, great design and superb wire work! Love it! :)

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What is it about blue and brown that is so appealing? One of my favorite go to palettes. This necklace is wonderful!

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful and so zen like, love it :D

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