I’ve had a lot of fun with crystal lately, but I figured it was time for something a bit different. I bought this pendant on my last online splurge because I love turquoise and the mosaic look of it is funky. I love how turquoise looks with copper, so I started pawing through my stash to find accompaniments. The twisted spacers in the front of the necklace come from a local bead store, and the copper rounds, smoky quartz nuggets, and Chinese turquoise ovals all come from another. The toggle comes from a great store that has unfortunately since closed. I think it comes together nicely, with the ovals picking up on the green flecks in the pendant.
After making the magnesite necklace from yesterday, I had some beads left over. Today I used those up and had enough to make a bracelet as well as a pair of earrings. For the bracelet, I went with a magnetic clasp, since toggles are cute but can be hard to do up by yourself. The earrings are trios of the turquoise-coloured magnesite, attached to a series of small rings. The effect is that they hang in graduated heights, much like these pearl earrings (same design, different beads).
Also, the photo isn’t the greatest. This is why it’s not ideal to shoot in extremely bright sunshine – the shadows can be distracting and the colour isn’t quite right. Still, imagine the soft turquoise and creamy white of the necklace, and you’ll get the idea. 🙂