Real topaz is expensive so topaz coloured crystals are the way to go. Although real smokey quartz is reasonably affordable for jewelry designs, like topaz, the crystal equivalent works too.

Mary Jane alternated these two "imposters" in her bracelet design. The grey crystals were slightly smaller than the topaz coloured ones. For the third "imposter" in her design, she used black hematite coloured seed beads as spacers. I thought the use of an antiqued gold clasp gave her creation a classy vintage look.

Beader Design #: 329
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