Monday, April 12, 2010

Creating a Toggle Pendant Necklace

How to create a toggle pendant necklace

Do you have a pendant bead that you love, but you don't know what to do with it? I love this limbcast agate disc pendant bead. The mossy inclusions are so intriguing! I felt that it needed more than just a simple pendant and decided to set it off using carnelian agate beads. I strung the carnelian agate beads simply on a 22K Vermeil clasp and wire-wrapped the pendant bead to the loop of the toggle clasp. This way I can wear it in front like a pendant or in back for an unexpected twist!

Emeralds, the modern birthstone for May, are a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6,) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.Beryl has a hardness of 7.5-8 on the 10 point Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

Agate, the traditional birthstone for May, is a microcrystalline variety of quartz (silica), chiefly chalcedony, characterized by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks but can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.

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