Turquoise enhancer

the Turquoise Cab

I have been shopping at the Tucson Gem and Jewelry shows now for years.  My stash of beads and stuff is huge.  I have a personality flaw though.  I tend to keep things until I feel I have the perfect design for it.  And as you can imagine I never feel I have the perfect design.  So I told myself I could buy new gemstones this year only if I started to use the ones I already have.  So I am on a creating mission.

This turquoise cab is faceted.  I don’t think you can really see that in the above photo, but it is an exquisite stone.  I bought 2 of them about 5 years ago.  I thought they would become earrings, but they are just a little too big for me for earrings.  Instead it was set into this petroglyph fetish pendant.  Actually it is an enhancer as it can be removed and worn on any necklace or chain.

the Necklace

I purchased some wonderful turquoise beads this past March when I attended the BeadFest gathering in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  So I felt this enhancer needed a special necklace.

Turquoise Necklace

I think the carnelian beads add just the right pop of color.

Here it is all together….

Turquoise necklace

Here is the back of the enhancer so you can see it just slips on the silver tube bead in the necklace.

You can see my hallmark too… plus a nifty little snake embellishment

turquoise enhancer back

And here it is on me…

turquoise necklace on model

Of course I made a bracelet to match and later will make some earrings.

Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it.

creating the desert in glass and metal