Saturday, June 2, 2012

Challenge Week 49

If you need luck, several world cultures have believed at one time or another that turquoise is the stone to give you good luck.  I guess it’s more durable than a rabbit’s foot and easier to get.

This week I made a necklace using turquoise, silver and crystals. I took a traditional southwest look and gave it a little bling.  The turquoise beads are round and are either 3mm or 5 mm, and then I put green crystal cube beads in-between and added some silver saucer spacer beads.  The focal bead is about the size of a quarter and is the reason why I made the necklace.  I found the focal bead in NYC at a bead store, then had to decide what I was going to make around it.  It’s like buying the shoes before the dress, but I really liked it and wanted to make something with it.  The clasp has an interesting design on it and is great because you can adjust the length of the necklace by moving the clasp up or down on the chain that is on the opposite side of the clasp.  At its shortest the necklace is 25 inches long and can be extended approximately another inch and a half.

I hope you enjoy.  Leave comments; let me know what you think.

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