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Semi-Precious Stones


Semi-Precious Stones

Semi-precious stones add a touch of luxury to the jewellery item and will be enjoyed by the wearer for years to come.

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Latest Activity: May 2, 2013

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Where do you buy your semi-precious beads? 1 Reply

Hi,I'm currently in the market to find a store who hopefully has a website for semi-p. beads for my work.I'm disabled and live in a town that has only 1 really expensive beading store. I was…Continue

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Started by Renee Meredith-Shapiro. Last reply by Gail Rust Sep 29, 2012.

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Comment by Diane Hilliard on January 11, 2013 at 11:04am

Hello, I just joined this group.  I too love semi-precious gemstones especially agate.  I find that a lot of people are more into the glitz of crystals or pearls but in my book it's all about the stones.  I was going to focus my jewelry on all semi-precious stones including cabochons but it seems like it might not be practical.  I will admit I like the look of crystals in some things but my heart lies with stones.

Comment by Gail Rust on September 29, 2012 at 3:57am

G'day to everyone.I've just joined this group. My current favourite semi-precious stones are Jasper, Agate and Jade.

Comment by Renee Meredith-Shapiro on January 27, 2012 at 2:03pm

Hi Bijouxlulu!

Thanks for the howdy!'

So, I gotta ask... are we the only beaders left on the planet that use semi-precious?

I subscribe to BeadStyle. What do I see? Pearls.

I subscribe to Stringing. What do I see? Crystals.

If anyone uses semi-p it's like one or two 9x10mm spacers.

I actually saw some aquamarine in one. Oh and garnet in January, because of course, it was the birthstone for that month!

Anyway, I really hope you all will post your pics! I love to see what others are doing.

BTW - I DO use pearls and crystals with the semi-p. They are just not the bulk of my creations. I like the color and chaos of semi-p!

Comment by Bijouxlulu on January 27, 2012 at 3:48am
Hi Renee - thanks for joining and welcome the group!
Comment by Renee Meredith-Shapiro on January 26, 2012 at 9:20pm

Hi all, I just joined and am checking out the website.

Cathy, your necklace below is beautiful, I love autumn jasper!

Comment by Linda Marie Owens on September 26, 2011 at 10:42am
I am doing my first jewelry show. I am looking to invest in a canopy beacause it is outside. Do you have any feedback for me?I was wondering what kind of canopy should I use?  What do you use if any and where should I look for one? Thanks!
Comment by Cindy Callahan on March 13, 2011 at 3:54pm

Hello!  Is anyone still hanging around this site?

Red Creek Jasper necklace

Comment by Bijouxlulu on August 12, 2010 at 10:18am
Welcome to the group new members! It is lovely to have you here and I look forward to learn from your beading experiences and know-how!
Comment by wanda fain on February 6, 2010 at 4:12pm
love, love, love the necklace. I hope I can be somewhat near that good someday.
Comment by Cathy Cooley on February 5, 2010 at 8:40pm
Here is my latest gemstone design

The large green/turquoise colored beads are ceramic. They are accented with autumn jasper oval disks, apple jasper beads, carnelian, turquoise beads, and agate rice beads. The silver plated flower toggle is the focal of this necklace and is designed to be hang on the side rather than behind your neck.

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