The humble beading wire is again featured with Donna's necklace. Unlike typical illusion necklaces, Donna used only one gemstone flanked by tiny silver beads. Why? Simply because she liked it and did not want any other bead to detract from the turquoise jasper. The weight of the gemstone keeps it centred so there is no need for crimp beads.

Turquoise jasper is jasper gemstone dyed to imitate the colour of turquoise. Whilst the patterning is dissimilar, turquoise jasper does, in my opinion, merit a place as a very pretty gemstone. It certainly caught Donna's eye. The photo here does not do the gemstone justice.

Beader Design #: 242