Two lifetime friends of mine are meeting me in St. Augustine to celebrate our 60th birthdays together for a few days on the beach. So, I created some beachy themed jewels as gifts for them each.
These are for Debbie, who is into hiking and nature. I thought it was beachy, with earthier elements.
Each piece goes with the others, but doesn't match exactly. I find matchy-matchy jewelry too much. Colors and styles that coordinate are more my preference. This set has chalcedony, aquamarine, labradorite, mother of pearl, pearl, jade, moonstone, amazonite, and jasper. I am not sure what the larger, pendant piece is. Does anyone know?
The soft blues are for Sandy, who says blue is her favorite color. I've used lots of amazonite, aquamarine, pearl, and larimar. Gotta love larimar for the ocean!
Oh, there is also some kyanite, that is a new one for me, and I fell in love with them at the gem show. These reminded me of blue moonstones. They are the oval shaped ones on the silver earrings.
Planning and a anticipating a trip can be as much fun as going there, and I loved choosing special beads for my long time buddies.