It's paired with larger (4mm) agate beads, smaller (3mm) onyx beads, pewter Celtic squares, and sets off my sterling silver triskele ex-earring-turned pendant (lone survivor of a pair).
That's a pewter hook clasp with Celtic-style design.
Here's a close-up, however fuzzy.
So after coming back from the destination wedding (it was a destination for us, not for them!), I set about playing around for myself. I took an earring that had a long-lost mate, and turned it into the centerpiece for a necklace. I had planned to use Labradorite; I love its opalescence. Oddly enough, when I lined it up, I ended up useing Prehnite, a pale green African stone.
Then I just had to make myself something with this yummy faceted lemon quartz. It didn't need much of anything to dress it up, so I just spaced it with Czech crystals & my trademark use of Miyuki seed beads-this time gold-lined. Sophisticated is what I was aiming for & I think I got it.
The elementary school my kids went to had art and music as full subjects; when they were setting it up, the teachers all applied for grants. The art teacher got funding for a kiln. I have a lot of ceramic pieces the kids made. Dan made a bunch of beads. I could never figure out what to do with them so I got my friend to string them. Then I found some huge pewter beads and decided to re-string the set. I wear it a lot more now.
Here's the close-up.