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Fossil Jasper Necklace

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Made with Fossil Jasper puffed coins. Such pretty stones. If I did my math right I believe this can be worn 120 different ways!


Fossil Jasper Puffed coins 30 mm, 11/0 Seed Beads - Toho Opaque Lustered Lt. Beige, Toho Treasures #1 Matte Dark Olive, 15/o Seed Beads - Semi Glazed Rainbow Honeydew, 5 mm Lumi Brown Pressed Glass, 4 mm Tropical Topaz Round CGFP, TierraCast Clasp Anna - 16 mm Ring and 26 mm Bar

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is a gorgeous necklace! The fossil jasper beads to perfectly in this necklace.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beautiful coins–love the markings on the Fossil Jasper. They are definitely the star attraction to this necklace. Nicely done!

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    The fossil jasper are such pretty stones. I’m curious about the 120 ways to wear this. :)

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all so much.
    KR – I was thinking this was a factorial 5! = 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120. But I believe I am wrong. Factorials work by rearranging the pieces. So if you wanted to find out how to arrange 4 people in a row it would be 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 24.
    I think these can only be arranged 6 ways. But I believe if the necklace is reversed so the last coin becomes the first coin there are 12 ways to arrange it. Sorry for the mistake and the long explanation. I had to work it out on paper.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow – I was wrong again. I used to be good at math. I figure there are 16 ways to wear the necklace by flipping coins. So if the necklace is reversed there becomes 32 ways. Please check my figures:

  6. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    I understand that you mean that each of the fossil jasper coin shaped beads can be worn on either side. I’m surprised you don’t describe some of your woven bead necklaces as wearable as hat bands. And belts.

  7. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Huh. I am more of a philosopher than mathematician, and there’s not much call for that in the world, LOL. But I sort of understand what you are saying – sort of. I think you are more than just a little bit good at math, which explains how you work out your intricate beaded designs.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks KR and Melody. Yes Melody – This would make a nice hat band. Or a belt. Nice thought.
    KR – It’s been a long tome since I studied math. My brain is a little rusty.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Your necklace looks great on the home page ‘What’s Fresh’ section!

  10. Althea A
    Althea A says:

    Congratulations on having this lovely necklace featured on the LB homepage.

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    ascensiion says:

    Oh math?! I’m more of a beautiful garden type than a glam gal!? You see I am more of aam sort of a crooked line rather than anything a mathematically generated one, so….lol thanks
    Lynn Lefebvre ⚘️

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Crystal and Althea all the heads up. So fun. Lynn – You’re so funny.

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Oops.. I meant for the heads up.

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