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The Turritella Challenge

About this design:

I just had to order some Turritella Agate, but when I received it I thought "how can I use this without making a dark and dull piece?" Well, here is the result! Not a summer necklace, but I'm satisfied anyway. What do you think, and do you have any suggestions for other nice beads to mix with the Turitella?


Turritella Agate, Tourmaline, FWP, ox.silver rondelles and a Shibuichi Seashell clasp.

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  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    gorgeous design Wenche!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful design!!!

  3. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    holy moly FABULICIOUS!

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it exactly how you did is lovely and those clasps are amazing also…would be a keeper for me..!! :)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful. Ah, a challenge eehh?
    I love a challenge. Fun Fun. Have to put on a thinking cap, if I can still find one. LOL

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Looks really pretty to me!!! In a couple minutes, I’ll post a design of what I did with the turritella agate! :D

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    Pam says:

    So Very Pretty!

  8. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    love this!!!

  9. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thanks for your nice comments! Look forward to see some more with Turritella!! ;-)

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Absolutely gorgeous design! I love the way you didn’t make it seem “dark”. I would wear it in an instant!

  11. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    WOW, I would have no trouble wearing this in the summer. The shell clasp just rocks. This is so stunning. I don’t know that I would change a thing, except maybe be on MY neck. Beautiful fave. Wenche, you did it again, and again, and again………

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Goodness Wenche, this is fabulous!!! At first glance I thought you had some of the Ammonite beads on this too. The beads you used are perfect, and I will echo the others in loving your choice of clasp!

    I wouldn’t know without playing with them, but other beads that might work are some of the other “fossil” stones, like the fossil corals, maybe a fossilized opal, or the Palm Jasper. I think I’d like some greens or reds with Turritella too, like copper green opal or apple jasper, or a moonstone.

    Dang, now I need to play with this!

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    Copper Penny says:

    Absolutely beautiful, love the clasp. And all the beads you selected. This is a favorite.

  14. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!11

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Wenche, you are killing me with these gorgeous designs! This is so beautiful! Another fav! :)

  16. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thank you! But I don’t wanna kill you, Lynda! Sorry about that! ;-)

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Another fabulous design from Wenche!!! Wow, this is gorgeous! Perfect just as it is! :D

  18. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    I absolutely love your use of components in your designs. A beautiful piece!

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    Swedish Chick says:

    I think it looks marvellous! Chunky and nice. Very nicely distributed different beads. Super! I want to own it!!!!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ditto! All the above comments!
    This is just FANTASTIC!!!

  21. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    This is an awesome piece. You did a great job lightening it up with the FWP. You always come up with the coolest color and texture combinations. I don’t think you know how to make a dull piece. :>)

  22. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Everyone else already said it….Awesome!

  23. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This came out very nice! I am putting the computer to sleep now with this bracelet on the screen, so when I get up tomorrow and raise the lid, this will be the first thing I see…
    I’ve used cream or white pearls and smoky quartz with Turritella so far, but am now thinking about putting it with some seafoam green New Jade… or perhaps some white moonstone… rose quartz…

  24. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    What inspiration! I’m going to have to pull my out of hiding and figure out something to do with them. Really nice with the pearls, and the shell clasp perfectly closed the deal!

  25. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    This is awesome!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    So pretty Wenche. I assume you have some of the turretella left and do not plan on dismanteling this wonderful piece. I love this one, as is with all your creations.

  27. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Totally luscious. And definitely NOT dull! I like the way you’ve brought out the creamy tones in the turitella with the pearls. I could easily see wearing it in summer — it has a decidedly beach-y feel to me, particularly with the clasp you chose. Very pretty!

  28. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thanks to all of you for the nice feedbacks!! You are the best!! :-)

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    another beauty! Wenche! a fav! I can tell one of your pieces without even looking at whodunnit… your designs are one of the reasons I keep coming back to check the “Design Gallery” :)

  30. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    OMG, Wemai, I am gasping at the sight of this beautiful bracelet!! It’s DIVINE!!!

  31. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I’m blushing!! Thank you!!!! :-) And I hope someone near me wants to buy it because it’s too big for my arm! :-)

  32. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Wow – your bracelets are absolutely to die for and this is another perfect example of why! I love the combination of stones and the clasp is perfect with this design!

  33. Valentine Chick
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  34. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    beautiful!!! luv the clasp… WOW!!

  35. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    This is gorgeous!

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