Turquoise, Brass and Agate Necklace…the finished product

Turquoise necklace, handmade, also using brass, agate and carnelian

This is the finished necklace that I started on Sunday afternoon using turquoise beads of different sizes, a faceted agate oval focal bead, brass beads and findings and carnelian.  It looks quite different to what I first had in mind, but that’s how it goes sometimes.  If something doesn’t look quite right or sit totally well with the eye, you start playing around and then the design takes form as you go along.  Originally this necklace was only going to use turquoise and brass, but when I was looking for an interesting focal bead, my eye landed upon the oval facet cut agate bead, which is a thing of beauty – and from there on the the necklace took a different design turn.

Turquoise necklace, handmade, also using brass, agate and carnelian
I used a variety of different sized turquoise beads – from 16mm rounds, 14 mm roundels, 12mm rounds and 8 mm rounds.  Each of the brass findings is also different – there is a mix of beads, bead caps, diamante charms and daisy spacers.  The bead string is securely fastened directly onto the neck chain.
Turquoise necklace, handmade, also using brass, agate and carnelianTurquoise necklace, handmade, also using brass, agate and carnelian
I think I need to add a matching bracelet and earrings – that can be tonight’s project!
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