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Montana Sapphire Necklace

August 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Necklace design by Artbeads.com customer Gretchen Coats

I recently made this necklace for the etsy-beadweavers August challenge, First Ladies of Style. I started with the drool-worthy 40X27mm fancy pear in montana sapphire, bezeled it in size 11 delicas and size 15 seed beads, and then wrapped 4mm crystals all the way around it. It looked a little lonely, so I added more montana sapphire rivolis (2 14mms, and 3 12mm on each side)and hundreds more 4mm crystals. Finished it off with some herringbone braids and a sparkly wheel for a toggle. Please visit www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com to see more lovely creations. To hear more about the construction of this piece, please visit my blog at www.libeado.blogspot.com

Thanks!

- Artbeads.com customer Gretchen Coats

Tags: Customer Gallery of Designs

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Erin Prais-Hintz // Aug 27, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I love the color of the Montana sapphires. That is a simply stunning piece of art. I have no idea how that was made, but I certainly appreciate the artistry! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

  • 2 Gretchen // Aug 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you so much for feature my necklace! I just love the “fancy pear” used in the centerpiece, and you can bet Ill be buying more of them!
    Gretchen

  • 3 Lisa Crone // Aug 29, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Wow, I am AMAZED at this piece! Your work is fabulous and the beads you selected are perfect! This deserves a standing ovation!! :)

  • 4 Natalia // Sep 2, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Wonderful design!

  • 5 JannyB // Sep 3, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Simply Gorgeous! I am new to jewelry making and nowhere near making anything like this yet, but WOW! I am so impressed. I hope to one day be as creative and talented.
    Thank you for sharing this stunning piece of art.

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