Sunday, February 5, 2012

Turquoise Necklaces

Bold. Carefree. Effortless.

Tucson is world famous for its annual gem, mineral, and fossil show. Hundreds of vendors set up tents throughout Tucson. With so many tables of colorful beads, this opportunity was too good to pass up! I made two turquoise necklaces, one short and the other long enough to wrap around twice. In the photo, I'm wearing both together!

Note: Actual turquoise is pricey and not good for wandering eyes with light wallets. This stone is real stone but it is magnesite (magnesium carbonate) dyed a turquoise color. It has the veined imperfections and bold color I love about turquoise.

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