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My first gemstone fling!

Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:46 pm

So as some of you might have read in the bracelet designs section, I am a troll girl who has lived with complete glass phobia! Only occasionally adding prisms to my silvers for a bit of colour. I had fallen in love with the stones and decided it was time to be brave... so OH took me out on a troll hunt this weekend and I came home with my first 3 stones...

Here they are..

A very pale pink agate



I LOVED its 'glow'



Turquoise agate..





And this was just love at first sight... Chalcedony..





Here is my bracelet before...



And after...



What do you think? Any advice and suggestions are most welcome, I felt like a complete beginner trying to put them together on my bracelet.


Last edited by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:58 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Oops added my before picture twice :D)
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by unicorn1976 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:55 pm

You've bought wonderful beads Love - can't wait to see them in your combo ( wrong pic Wink )
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:59 pm

Hahaha - Thank you unicorn! I have added the right picture now Embarassed
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Post by unicorn1976 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:02 pm

again - lovely! I think I have to go and buy a chalcedony now Smile
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Post by cottinghamgirl on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:08 pm

They are beautiful, I love the pale turquoise and pink agates and chalcedony is one I have been thinking about for a while.
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:11 pm

You should both get a Chalcedony immediately! When you see it in the flesh it is impossible to leave behind, they are such beautiful stones.
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by soxfan on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:21 pm

my suggestion:

MORE. Laughing

I just bought a beautiful turquoise agate today. I don't even LIKE agates. cyclops
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Post by Brightonbelle on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:23 pm

Very elegant both before and after the stones.
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Post by lecohen on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:27 pm

Great stones and Loving your all silver style, I keep meaning to have a go!
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Post by Brightonbelle on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:31 pm

lecohen wrote:Great stones and Loving your all silver style, I keep meaning to have a go!

I have tried but my all silver bracelets are never quite good enough. I need some lessons.
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:36 pm

Soxfan the agates are lovely, I think you just have to find the right ones though.. there were a lot I would not have considered bringing home. But now they are 40% off it would be foolish to resist Smile I want to get up to 5 stones on this one, to ease me in... though I am told 7 might be better.

Lecohen you must have a go! I absolutely love putting together all silver bracelets, it does take some time to get it just right but I find it positively easy compared to this... it was worth it though I can't stop looking at my wrist today.

Thank you BrightonBelle, I am sure your all silver bracelets are wonderful. I always think everyone else's creations look much better than my own.
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by splinty on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:45 pm

That's a beautiful glow ball of a chalcedony Magpie Kate, there's something magical about those stones isn't there sunny . So do you think this will be a long term affair? Are you enjoying wearing them? Very Happy
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Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:48 pm

Yes they are very magical splinty! It is definitely going to be a long term affair, I am in love and very much looking forward to adding a lot more stones to my collection over time. I am hunting already, because of course the addiction is strong... and made stronger by the high of my new additions. I am really enjoying wearing them, they make my bracelet feel extra special.
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Post by Brightonbelle on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:49 pm

Splinty has the most gorgeous collection of Macrow stones Magpie. Ask her to show you some pics of them.
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Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:56 pm

Splinty, you definitely need to show me now Drool
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Post by splinty on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:03 pm

hehe yes I am a bit (a big bit) of a stone addict Embarassed Laughing . Will try and take some pics this week. I'm so pleased you're enjoying your new adventure. There's a whole new natural world out there for you now Very Happy .
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Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:07 pm

Ohh thank you, I really would love to see your collection. This new world has me by the throat, I was a goner as soon as I tried them on. I have always loved stones and worn a lot of them. I don't know why I didn't think to look at adding them to my Troll for so long, but I am so glad I did. I love you
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by Brightonbelle on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:14 pm

What about amber beads Magpie? They are very addictive too. They look really good with the silvers.
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Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:19 pm

Do you think ambers would suit me? I don't wear orange at all.. I am very very fair skinned, with dark hair and blue eyes.
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Post by Reive on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:22 pm

Lovely, bet you're glad you were brave now!
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:23 pm

I am VERY glad I was brave Reive, on the slippery slope now though...
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Post by Brightonbelle on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:32 pm

Magpie Kate wrote:Do you think ambers would suit me? I don't wear orange at all.. I am very very fair skinned, with dark hair and blue eyes.

Why not - there are lots of different colours in amber - from almost white to dark brown.
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Re: My first gemstone fling!

Post by Magpie Kate on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:33 pm

I am amber-ignorant Brightonbelle, the only amber I have seen in person is the generic set my LD has had in stock for over a year!
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Post by Brightonbelle on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:42 pm

If you use the search facility on this forum, you will find photos of some gorgeous amber.
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Post by Engel on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:45 pm

wow, they are beautiful and the 3 of them work very well together!
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