Well, if it hasn’t actually sprung, it is hoping to spring soon.  Admittedly, I live in a very temperate climate, but even here in sunny Southern California it’s been chilly.  I am looking forward to the daily grind of wearing flip flops, t-shirts, and shorts.

In anticipation of warmer weather, I recently made a necklace with one of my favorite stones–aquamarine.  About a year ago, I purchased a strand of rough, faceted, aquamarine nugget beads.  I have used them sparingly in my designs, and since they are of varying shapes and sizes, there are a lot of options.  For example, the long, narrow nugget used in this necklace screamed pendant to me.  Actually, it also screamed choker, but I chose instead to go with my original thought and made it a long pendant necklace.

Aquamarine Nugget Necklace – $45

The chain is 18″ long and the pendant itself hangs about 2″.  It is a sleek, sexy necklace that will work well for both spring and summer.  So what are we waiting for?  Bring on the sun!

2 Replies to “Spring Has Sprung”

  1. Antoinette says: March 3, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    PRETTY! I love aquamarines.

  2. Candace says: March 4, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Yes, very lovely stone. The perfect color for summer.

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