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African Turquoise & Jade Stars

About this design:

I recently bought a strand of African Turquoise that I wanted to work with- I think the greens have been reminding me of the green bulb leaves I have seen popping up from the earth all over our place. I had some tiny little Jade stars that I thought would look cute in the design, so I added a few of those.


Zola Elements brass FERN cutout charm/pendant, African Turquoise, Green Jade stars, TOHO rainbow clover seed beads, lobster clasp.

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  1. D Hitz
    D Hitz says:

    I have so many green beads I have never used. This inspires me to try. Nice how you pulled out the turquoise in the pendent it’s subtle but it works well. Nice!

  2. kye
    kye says:

    Oooh I really like this! Well done!

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love this! How appropriate to use the fern charm to remind us of the budding leaves. Green is a great color but can be hard to design with. I like how you used the green seeds to pull that color out in the design, but not overwhelm it. I agree with DH, the patina on the charm works well with the African Turquoise.

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Love this piece! I have often wondered how to use this green turquoise. I love it!

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is a gorgeous necklace. I have green turquoise. Its one thing I’ve saved for me to use if I live long enough after the challenges I’m going thru right now.

  6. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    So would wear this. Nice job!

  7. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Thanks for the nice comments All! The photo does kind of throw off the actual colors in the stones and pendant. I’m still working on how to get accurate photos.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Phoenix, see my note on the post about ‘Light box #2′ Hope it helps some. I’m excited to see your new pictures with your light box purchased from Amazon. :)

  9. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Thanks Crystal Canary! I just read it and the background color tips sound very helpful. I love taking pictures on the phone- so easy to delete the ones that don’t turn out!

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