Earlier this month I attended a bead show in my local area. I really didn't intend on buying a lot, just some beads I was running low on. Right... Well, $500+ later.... I admit went a little crazy, but I did get what I needed and at great quality. Faceted beads are really what I am getting into now- I just love the formal and sophisticated look, the sparkle they lend to finished pieces.
With some of my new stash I made some lovely briolette necklaces. Variations on the theme of three briolettes on a handmade hammered fine silver ring, strung on a necklace, either silk cord, sterling chain, or a beaded strand using some of my lovely purchases.
Here are a few:
prasiolite and ruby choker
For this sparkly choker necklace I wire-wrapped three gemstone briolettes- prasiolite, natural ruby, and blue topaz. Then I attached them to a handmade hammered fine silver ring. I created a beaded necklace strand using faceted prasiolite and ruby briolettes, then attached the briolette charm to the center.
prehnite garnet and citrine briolettes
amethyst ruby and iolite briolettes
For this sparkly necklace I wire-wrapped three gemstone briolettes- natural ruby, amethyst, and iolite. Then I attached them to a handmade hammered fine silver ring. I created a beaded necklace strand using amethyst and faceted iolite, then attached the briolette charm to the center. The necklace is about 16 inches long and has sterling findings.
I am loving the gems!!!! Are you in love too?
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