|Boulder Turquoise Necklace|
While in Tuscon last January, I found a few Boulder Turquoise cabochons. Boulder Turquoise is also referred to as Ribbon Turquoise. Lapidarists cut the stone so the turquoise presented in a thin strip through its host stone. I made two necklaces and a pair of earrings. the necklace above has gone ton the Artery along with the earrings. I will keep the second necklace as I really love this stone! It looks so naturals if this is how you might come across turquoise while digging! The fringe is twisted. This is the first time I attempted twisted fringe (which I have always admired and wondered how they did that!). Twisting the fringe is a bit tedious but the look is well worth it! The blues and greens in the beadwork complement the turquoise in the cabochon which changes from a deep green to a bright blue. Lots of fun making these necklaces!