I've had this graduated strand of chubby emerald rondelles since Tucson (last February) and finally started using them. Does anyone else do that? Save up your most special beads for several months before actually cutting the strand? And have I mentioned that I really, really dislike graduated strands of gemstones? I use most of my gems for earrings, and matching up beads from graduated strands can be ridiculously time consuming. But I digress.
I made a pair of these right before the Bad Girls of the North craft show in Fairbanks in September. They sold pretty quickly, so I made another for the Anchorage show. But they did not sell, so I listed them in my etsy shop.
I topped the emeralds with a tight cluster of earthy, multi- colored tiny tourmaline rondelles. The combination is rich and warm. If you feel you must have these, simply click on the photo to go directly to the listing.