Jennifer likes pink and what could be more pink than cherry quartz? She used three long rectangles with beveled edges as her focal point and further emphasised the area with two frosted bicones. She then added pink silver-lined seed beads for the rest of her simple, sweet necklace.

Cherry quartz is a man-made gemstone, an ultra fancy glass, and is not to be confused with other quartz gemstones such as amethyst. However, cherry quartz gemstones are still cut, faceted and polished just like natural gemstones. The process of making cherry quartz is not easy but the resulting pink swirls and streaks are very attractive indeed. Other "fruity" colours are available including a yummy blueberry quartz which is also in my collection.

Beader Design # 133
The Beading Gem's Journal
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