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Beader design #1 : Alison's aventurine necklace

To kick start our inspiration gallery, here is Alison's aventurine chip creation. She used a very simple beadweaving technique, crossing over the contrast seedbeads in between the chips. She also tapered down the design going towards the clasp. Those chip groupings remind me of flowers. Who knows what one comes up with from playing with beads!

Aventurine is a wonderful affordable alternative to jade - this a lovely muted semi-translucent green suits many women. The Beading Gem has both chips and round beads. Note that aventurine also comes in other colours. The word aventurine comes from "a ventura," which means by chance in Italian. It probably describes its accidental discovery in the 1700's. Aventurine is a quartz like amethyst and is found in a number of places including India and Russia.

Reference
Aventurine. Reference.com. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Aventurine
(accessed: January 08, 2007).



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