Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crazy About Quartz

In one of my recent bead show indulgences, I found these great quartz spheres with beautiful naturally occurring white bands throughout. There is something so magical and majestic to me about mother nature's own hand-crafted beautiful designs. I really loved how the white banding in these quartz pieces sort of glow from within and looked pressed between and bring out the natural greys, greyish-blues, and browns of the semi-precious stones. And similar to another Mother nature creation, snowflakes, I love the variety you can get from quartz because no two rocks are exactly the same. Plus, depending on how and what it was formed from in nature, there are also numerous varieties and  categories under quartz to choose from. I've included a few pics of quartz geodes for a small glimpse at how these beautiful natural stones start out as, which are then cut and shaped by us.

I decided to accentuate these banded quartz pieces with cultured pearls that have a satiny brown metallic shine that really make the different shades of grey and brown in the stones pop, and also give added texture. They've been nestled in between a few pieces of Labradorite for extra sprinkles of natural beauty. I added 2 round shell pieces because I liked their silvery glow, and liked how they give luminescent variety between the stones. I also included a few gun metal grey glass beads to keep with the glossy look and feel of the stones. It measures at 18 1/2", and adjusts up to 23".

For the bracelet, alternating colors were used with gun metal, light grey, glossy brown and smoky quartz in glass pearls and metal beads to accentuate the same colors, lustrous look and clean line of the necklace. It fits wrists sizes 5 1/2" up to 8".

I truly hope you enjoy my Crazy About Quartz necklace and bracelet as much as or even more than I enjoyed creating them! You can find these two pieces, along with a few more items I've just added to my collection in the $20 and Up, and $20 gallery bins on the right-hand side of my blog page. If you love them, have a request or questions, let me know by clicking on one of the vote boxes or comment on my blog page, email me at  Thanks for reading my jewelry blog!

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Crazy About Quartz - Necklace

Crazy About Quartz - Matching Bracelet

Crazy About Quartz - Necklace and Bracelet Set


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  2. In our industry, we are always looking for beautiful products that will hold up to the demands and abuse of the retail and restaurant atmosphere. I love quartz solid surfaces because they have the depth and beauty of natural stone without the maintenance and upkeep. Plus, color consistency in quartz makes for easy specification and uniformity throughout a roll out situation.