Here is an awesome gemstone necklace and earring set I created just last week. I haven't yet decided if I am going to list this one Etsy. I think I am going to display it in the bead shop for now.
I started the necklace with the glass, top drilled, tear drop shaped beads and the blue aventurine. I really liked the way it was looking but it just seemed like way too much in the blue department. I found some 5mm hematite rounds in my stash and when placed next to and in between the glass and blue aventurine, I was really pleased. At first I was just going to string it on one strand because I didn't have enough of any of the beads to make it 2 strand all the way around.
After staring at the necklace for a day trying to figure how I was going to finish the piece, I again went to my stash. Wallah...I found these teeny tiny seed beads (I believe they are 15/0) in two different shades of blue. I had an ahah moment and varigated the two colors of blue and finished off with a unique and different toggle clasp in sterling silver.
Blue is not one of my favorite colors, but I really like this piece. What do you think? I love to hear (see) opinions, constructive criticism, and suggestions.