Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gold Rutilated Quartz Cab Necklace

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One of the items that I purchased this summer was a lovely teardrop shaped rutilated quartz cabachon.  I then went to my go-to girlfriend Devolyn and asked her to bead it for me so that I could make a necklace, and as usual, she came through once again.  The gold beads and scallops really set off the teardrop.  She left the back open so that the light can come through and show the lovely gold rutilation.

I decided to use some honey-colored quartz beads for the necklace.  I thought at first that I would add some Swarovski crystals, but decided to keep it simple.

I added a tiny gold round bead between each quartz rondelle bead, and ended up with the following necklace and earrings.

This photo really shows off the rutilated quartz cab, just look at those colors!

This set has become one of my favorites.  I don't usually wear a lot of gold, but this combo will be one that I can wear with everything.  Look at it in the photo below with a light olive background.  Gold and olive, what more of a beautiful combination could you want?

Special thanks once again to Devolyn for extraordinary beading!