Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dragon Veins Agate Pendant

Hi! I’ve been having fun with heart jewelry for upcoming Valentine’s Day. My favorite creation, so far, is my carved heart Dragon Veins Agate Pendant. The “veins” show throughout the stone. Yes, they are even clearer when the agate is dyed, as it is in this case. There is an edge of magenta colored in this stone. The rest of the stone is a greenish blue color. I used colored craft wire to make the bail for the pendant. The colored wire is complementary to the colors in the stone. I made swirls with Swarovski crystal butterflies and bi-cone crystals in them. I designed the chain with magenta and blue bi-cone crystals, along with silver plated spacers, to go with the pendant.

You can see other images of the pendant, along with other jewelry items designed by me in my Etsy Mini shop, which is under the heading, “Shop On Etsy.” My full shop link is www.embellishedcharms.etsy.com. I have 101 items there, now. I’m starting on my second 100. I plan to make everything using high quality materials and good designing, as I did with the first 100 jewelry pieces.

Dragon Veins Agate Pendant
Dragon Veins Agate Pendant

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Hearts Necklaces

I love making heart jewelry. Lately, I have made two pendants, with the idea of Valentine’s Day in mind. The first one is a red rose cameo necklace against a black background. I think it is very striking, with the Swarovski crystals on the chain. I’m planning to make several other cameo necklaces. One will be a white dragonfly on a blue background.

The second pendant is a black, white and brown banded agate heart, with a black chain. This particular pendant can be worn two sided. One side has the pressed flower on it. The other side is the unembellished stone of banded agate. This pendant looks great either way, but gives you a choice. I plan to make more banded agate necklaces. I really enjoy working with that semi-precious stone.

Both of these necklaces are on my etsy site: embellishedcharms.etsy.com

Red Rose Cameo on Black background, with Swarovski crystals on the chain.
Red Rose Cameo on Black background, with Swarovski crystals on the chain.
Black, White and Brown Banded Agate Stone, with black faceted beads on chain
Black, White and Brown Banded Agate Stone, with black faceted beads on chain