While I was in Beijing last year, I bought a whole lot of natural stones/beads from the famous Pearl Market. I am not an expert in stones so I could not tell if they were true natural stones. Nevertheless I just got to have them because they were so beautiful.
Some of them were not very common (to me) and I have difficulty identifying them. This greenish big bead is one of them:
I think this may be Chrysocolla (enhanced). The sales person told me that the color was not of original and it has gone through some enhancement process. But what the heck - I just love it.
After weeks of straining of my non-creative brain, I came out with this long necklace:
The smaller green stones could be Green Aventurine, which were given to me by Jezamine - a dear friend residing in Ottawa. These stone chips are not easy to use as they are of irregular shape. I also made a pair of matching earrings using the chips:
I like the earrings more than the necklace as I find that the latter is a bit too heavy in look.
Mmmmm.......natural stones are just beautiful!!!