I really liked the look of yesterday’s bracelet, so I decided to use some more dumortierite beads to make matching earrings, using the same bead caps as the bracelet. It was hard to catch the dark blue in a photo, but they look quite good in person, a dark indigo blue marbled with black.
I love gemstones, and I’m always excited with I come across a new type that I’ve never heard of before. A couple years ago, I was at a local bead supplier and saw these dark denim blue beads and wondered what they were. They’re called dumortierite, and I picked up a strand to play with them. Unfortunately, they ended up in the bottom of my organizer and were forgotten, until now.
I decided to string a simple bracelet and use up the last three sunburst bead frames that I had from a set I had bought. I picked out the three lightest beads to put in the frames, to help them stand out a bit more, and used some interesting bead caps to create a coherent look through the bracelet.