Purple and Green Agate Set

by Carey Gray.
(Montana, USA)

Purple and Green Agate Set by Carey Gray  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Purple agate, purple pearls, green seed beeds and more.

I like starting with a focal point, like a unique pendant, then finding a combo of beads to complement it closely.

I do not lay it out beforehand, I prefer to start at the back with simple small beads, then working my way around to the focal, with bigger or more complex ones toward the front.

Then all I have to do is match the other side on the way back up.

If it gets too long for the amount of wire I have, I simply remove some of the simple small beads at the start and make them both match.

Earrings and bracelet to match are quick and simple to do.

I prefer to make both a long pair and a shorter pair of earrings, so that they can buy both sets, or just one depending on their preference.

I do not go buy beads specifically to match the focal, I just use what I have in stock, which is more convenient and faster for me.

I have so many beads that have been given to me or that I have obtained in some way, that I try to resist buying more!

But sometimes, I just can’t resist. I am hooked on jewelry and loving it!

Carey Gray
Montana chick jewelry studio

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    The colors in this pendant are spectacular, Carey! And I love how the coordinating beads carry on the color pattern.

  • This is a beautiful necklace. I checked out your Facebook page and was delighted with your jewelry. Thanks for sharing with us the way you approach making a necklace.

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