Monday, January 29, 2007

Beader Design #13: Courtney's Blue Quartz and Glass necklace

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Pretty in pink and blue! Courtney centered her design with a diamond shaped blue quartz gemstone. She then added two translucent dagger or spear glass beads on either side to balance her design. Blue and pink glass beads pick up on the colour theme. Courtney chose to go with bugle beads towards the clasp thus tapering down her design.

The dagger beads are from the Czech Republic which makes very beautiful glass beads. These are made by the pressed glass method which means the glass is pressed into molds by mechanical means. This technique has been around for many thousands of years for making all kinds of glass objects including beads.

For more information on quartz, please check the post Beader Design #4.

Reference
Pressed Glass
http://www.mark-norton-fine-antiques.com/pressed%20glass.htm
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