Saturday, August 25, 2007

Green stones

At a buying trip to one of the bead shows I attended last year, I managed to acquire a lot of incredibly beautiful and interesting gemstones and beads. My jackpot buy of the day, however, was a stone called chrysoprase. I was drawn to its various shades of green - sometimes a light, mint color interspersed with a darker sea foam green:

And sometimes a deep jungle green lightening to a jade:

It was love at first sight with these gemstones, and I immediately began dreaming about the necklaces I will create.

This is the finished piece out of the third strand. It is made of Burmese chrysoprase, chained together on sterling silver wire with some of the larger stones wire-wrapped to make a dynamic choker.

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