Ashley might be new to jewelry making but she has an innate sense of colour. Her bead choices here show this talent.

She was drawn to turquoise jasper, a gemstone that has the bright hue of turquoise but is so much more interesting. Turquoise jasper is mottled with the prettiest greens and greys - the photograph here does not do the gemstone justice.

The large turquoise jasper disc served as her pendant but I was delighted to see how Ashley picked first the turquoise coloured square mother of pearl shell tile beads thus brightening up the rest of the necklace and bracelet. The pièce de résistance of her design were the lovely bi-coloured faceted crystal rondelles in green and blue which tied all the colour elements together. A very pretty result, don't you think?

Beader Design#: 199
The Beading Gem's Journal
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