Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Slice of Turquoise

handcrafted jewelry necklace sterling silver oxidized turquoise chocolate coppery pearls
For this necklace, I started with a slice of natural turquoise with lots of coppery matrix. I wrapped it with some sterling wire and added two chocolate colored freshwater pearls. That's it!

The colors in this particular piece of turquoise range from the bluest blue to teal to pale green. It's probably not gemstone quality, but for this type of necklace, the color variations make for a much more interesting piece of jewelry.

And the chocolate pearls were just begging to be included in this necklace. I think they are the perfect complement.


Pricilla said...

It's such an unusual cut...very nicely paired!

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Vicki, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the slice of turquoise and the warm colors it has. Beutiful!