Make it a Double…….or even a Triple!

No I haven’t hit the gin……yet……I am actually talking multi-strand gemstone necklaces.  Often I am a ‘less is more’ advocate, but every now and then I veer towards ‘more’ also being more!!

Two recent creations include this double-strand blue and white striped agate statement necklace.

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Statement Necklace of Blue and White Striped Agate in a Double-Strand Bib Design – created by Big Skies Jewellery

I am totally in love with the agate beads in this necklace.  I have used them previously and when I saw them again at the bead shop recently, I snapped them up.

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Gorgeous Blue and White Striped Agate Beads

My other creation was this blue imperial jasper triple strand statement necklace:

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Chunky Gemstone Necklace with a Triple Strand of Blue Imperial Jasper Beads – created by Big Skies Jewellery

The beautiful abstract patterns that nature paints on jasper are amazing; each stone is unique and beautiful.

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Bright Blue Imperial Jasper Beads

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14 thoughts on “Make it a Double…….or even a Triple!

  1. Magnificent. How I love blues… I was thinking about Jasper today because my sister told me she met a little boy called Jasper. I was wondering if he wore a Jasper bead necklace as some little boys do these days. Rather a random thought 😉 😀

    • Thank you. Nothing wrong with random thoughts… 🙂 I had a beautiful black and white cat called Jasper, named long before I started making jewellery. I think the name Jasper is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Its funny about blue – I would never say my favourite colour is blue, but somehow I seem to use more blue in my jewellery than any other colour, so I must be subconsciously drawn to it!

  2. Hope you’ve managed to have a gin by now! Well it is Friday… stunning necklaces, I love the blue agate, and want to play with the stones in my hand they look so smooth and cooling. Do you use a light box to photograph your jewellery? You show them off very well.

    • 🙂 Thanks Cath. The blue agate does just beg to be touched doesn’t it – the stones are so smooth and glossy, you almost can’t help yourself. I don’t use a lightbox, although I have considered trying to make one(!). I take my photos outside on my back porch in natural indirect light. Do you take yours indoors?

      • Wow, amazing photos for outside without too many shadows or glare, well done. I take mine on a windowsill and then edit them. Unfortunately, living in an apartment you can’t just ‘pop’ outside and wouldn’t really want my neighbours to be watching me anyway! I made a lightbox once, but I only got as far as cutting the sides and never lined it and it ended up being a cat toy! There’s a post about it somewhere…

      • Thanks! Our back porch is not in direct sunlight and I take the pictures mid to late afternoon to avoid any glare. I use Microsoft Photo Editor to tone up the colours a little if they are too dark. I would be scared of losing a piece off the balcony if I lived in an apartment! I’ll have to look up your light box / cat toy post – most things in our seem to be, one way or another, cat toys 🙂

      • Same, I just caught my cat trashing my freshly started knitting on the bed! I use to edit as I find it easy and quick even though it may not be as professional as some other editors (I’m lazy!). Yours are great…

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