I always find amazonite an interesting stone. It’s colour is so soft and mysterious.
I decided to use these light silvertone frames for the amazonite round beads. The holes in the frames are really big so the 3-cut silver seed beads are inside them, as well as peeking out keeping the stone centered in the frame.
I strung the beads on wire to give the piece stiffness, although I could have used thread.
I did a coil accent on the bottom and a wrapped loop on top for security.
I absolutely love these emerald beads. They’re faceted which gives them a bit of sparkle and their translucent colour is so beautiful.
I strung them on silvertone wire and used a wrapped loop for security. I then attached them with jump rings to the bottom of the leaf shaped silvertone elements. I also used one link per earring of some decorative chain to give it interest and length.
They’re long earrings, but I think the emerald still manages to be the star of the ensemble.