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Turquoise Treasure

About this design:

I’m on a turquoise jag this morning but I think I’ve created two very different turquoise dyed magnesite necklaces.


Connector focal with cabochon, 4-sided oval beads, silver saucers, flat oval silver beads with vine design. Second necklace: filigree pendant with cabochon, freshwater pearls, silver coin beads, turquoise dyed magnesite lentil beads.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes – very different but both are beautiful. I love the pendant on the first necklace. Looks Art Deco to me. And the repeat of the rounds in the second is lovely.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Althea, you have such beautiful pendants. Using the same basic colors, it’s amazing how different each looks. There’s much to enjoy in both pieces. I really like the stacking lentils–they create a very unique look. I agree with Beady on the pendant–Art Deco vibe. What a great way to spend the morning creating necklaces!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Two amazing necklaces! The first one does have an art deco vibe to it. It reminds me of a necklace my maternal grandmother would have worn.

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Both are stunning. The 2nd one is my favorite.

  5. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    I love these, especially the first one. They look greecian to me.

  6. Althea A
    Althea A says:

    Thanks for all the positive feedback, Beady, Crystal, Pam, KR and Stingray. I have a huge stash of these dyed magnesite beads in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes. I was glad to be able to use some of them. I literally have 4 plastic shoe-boxes of them. I got them at any incredible price and well- how could I resist?!!

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