Skip to main content

Aventurine and Moss Agate Necklace

I wanted to make a necklace for one of my friends. Sorry, once again, I cannot tell you who as she has not yet received the gift. The last necklace, by the way, (the blue and purple one) was for Donna. She’s got it now and I think I picked out the right colors for her! :}

Anyway, I had a basic color palette in mind… I just needed the beads. I borrowed some from my sis Pam, since I surprisingly didn’t have what I needed. Here’s what I came up with.

IMG_6808

The color is slightly off in the photo…not sure why. The colors really look nice together; the have a nice contrast. Here the orange looks a bit brighter than what it is.

For this piece I used Aventurine nuggets, Moss Agate, forest green glass pearls and orange glass beads. The orange beads is what I needed from Pam. I especially love the Moss Agate. The range of colors you can find from this stone is marvelous. Here’s another shot to show what I mean.

IMG_6809

See all of the beautiful hues that differ so greatly from one bead to the next? It’s one of my favorite Agates… and I love a lot of them! So, overall, I think it’s a pretty and clean necklace, but the color palette is a bit sophisticated. However, since I find that green (especially this many shades of green) tend to go with everything, so the receiver of this necklace shouldn’t have a hard time coordinating an outfit for it!

Comments

Donna said…
I LOVE this necklace Ali...It is so vibrant... And my necklace...Which I wore to the royal show, was greatly admired and commented on...And in which I told everyone " My good friend Alison from America made this especially for me..." Thank you again honey! Xx

Popular posts from this blog

Creamy Cupcake

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing different projects for birthdays. Who doesn't love to get a birthday card? My card for today is bold and bright!

Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4072: Creamy Cupcake Metal Stencil
Pen from any of the Stencil Duos sets

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Coral Rose
Zig Clean Color Markers: 025, 033, 062, 080
Memories Mist: Blue Martini, Lavender Tea
Imagine: Turquoise Gem Versa Magic, Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray
Canson Watercolor Paper and Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adheseives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Using Canson Mixed Media Paper, tape down the stencil and trace it with the pen from a Stencil Duo set.

2. Take off the stencil and color in the image using the above listed Zig Clean Color Markers.

3. Cut out the cupcake leaving a border around the image.

4. On the watercolor paper, spray the Memories Mist and Fireworks! Spray.

5. Trim dried watercolor paper to 5" x 3 3/4."

6. Create the card base with Coral Rose cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8…

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.



Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBP009: Horse Friends

Other:
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush


Directions:
1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Travel Home Bear

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is featuring "On the Road" projects, or those with a travel theme. I'm going to be honest, I really love the card I'm sharing today. It's really different from what I normally do, and I think it came out great. I've got all of the instructions below in case you'd like to make it for yourself.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSC1254: Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
Zig Clean Color Markers: 044, 060, 061, 062, 065, 068, 072, 075, 092, 093, 302, 400
My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Ranger: Water Brush
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Glue Dots: Pop Dots


Directions:
1. Stamp the part of the luggage image you'd like to color with VersaFine ink  on Canson's Mixed Media Paper.

2. Color in the image with the listed Zig Clean Color Markers and the water brush.

3. Die cut a portion of the colored image wi…