Monday, September 26, 2011

The AUTUMN COLLECTION - Earth Tones Look Good !

Earth colors never looked so good as they do in the Autumn.

The beige and blues of the Aqua Terra Jasper barrel and rondel beads are complimented with copper Crystal and mystic topaz Crystal rondel beads.

A Foiled Glass round bead is the center point of this 19 inch necklace.

A copper Toggle clasp completes the necklace. Matching copper French Hook dangle earrings complete the set.

Jasper, a form of Chalcedony, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color, but some varieties may contain blues. Jasper breaks with a smooth surface, and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone. It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and at one time for snuff boxes. Like most Jaspers, the various varieties are known by common, trade or location names. Aqua terra "Jasper" also known as "impression stone" is the trade name for a soft variety, primarily from Mexico, containing marble. Beads can range from pale/light blue color with some pale yellow or tans to dark browns and sometimes almost white.

Czech Crystals are also used in this set.