Red and green do go together - just think of holly and the red berries at Christmas. However, not everyone is thrilled with those particular shades especially out of season. So how about lighter hues? Susan combined both cherry quartz and the gemstone aventurine for her lovely bracelet. It's a simple design but made elegant with the larger flat oval cherry quartz beads against the round aventurine and even smaller silver balls.

You can see the striations of the cherry quartz much better when the beads are large as in this case. The strands of colour you see inside the translucent beads are what gives these high end glass beads their character.

Beader Design #: 375
The Beading Gem's Journal