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Topaz - November Birthstone

by: Erin Singleton

Okay, I'll admit it? I never liked having topaz as my birthstone. All the other kids got pretty blues and greens and reds, while I was stuck with a sad little stone the colour of pee. But the longer I've beaded, the more I've realized topaz isn't so bad after all. It can be mixed with blues to make them pop or combined with reds to add extra depth.

 

Here a Topaz Swarovski Rivoli compliments Montana blues perfectly to mimic fall leaves against a steely blue November sky. Meanwhile, the Vintaj Deco Window Filigree frames the Topaz Rivoli with lines reminiscent of the north wind. A Bead Pod Toggle Bar adds a touch of topaz to the clasp with a row of Toho 8/0 S/L Topaz Seedbeads.


To create the focal piece, a 14mm  rivoli is glued into Vintaj's square dapt filigree. Headpins are then used the create wrapped loops linking the dapt filigree to the strands of charlottes encircling the deco window filigree. A little dab of glue helps secure the headpins in the centre channel of the deco window filigree.
 

          
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Qty: 22 27802172 Crackle Beads - 6mm Round - Montana (strand 50)Price: $ 3.65
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Qty: 5 24001005-04 Findings - Crimps - 2mm Smooth - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 1.40
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Qty: 11 tb8r22c Japanese Seedbeads - 8/0 Toho Seedbeads - Silver Lined TopazPrice: $ 2.90
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66601052 Seedbeads - 13/0 Charlotte - Transparent Grey Lustre (hank)Price: $ 5.55
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25001013 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30ft .014 (Fine) - Copper Colour (Spool)Price: $ 18.25
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Qty: 3 27753011029217 Swarovski Bead - 3mm Faceted Bicone (5301/5328) - Indian Sapphire (36)Price: $ 7.10
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Qty: 2 27753012392203 Swarovski Bead - 8mm Faceted Bicone (5301/5328) - TopazPrice: $ 0.61
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Qty: 1 96711221030203 Swarovski Rhinestones - 14mm Rivoli Cut (1122) - TopazPrice: $ 2.10
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88827972 Tools - Adhesive - G-S Hypo-tube Cement - Price: $ 10.40
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Qty: 1 s14923 Vintaj - Bead Pod Toggle Bar - Natural BrassPrice: $ 3.00
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Qty: 1 s14846 Vintaj - Deco Window Filigree - Wrap - Natural BrassPrice: $ 7.20
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Qty: 2 s14742 Vintaj - Foliage Bead Cap - Natural BrassPrice: $ 0.85
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Qty: 1 s14809 Vintaj - Hammered Ring - Natural BrassPrice: $ 2.40
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Qty: 1 s14844 Vintaj - Square Dapt Filigree - Natural BrassPrice: $ 2.70
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Qty: 2 s14863 Vintaj - 2in Headpin - Natural Brass (20)Price: $ 2.85
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