Silver, copper, turquoise-colored beads, probably dyed howlite
I made Turquoise Seas back in 2010, and it has become another necklace that just sits on my shelf and mopes for a good home. It is not real turquoise, but more likely dyed howlite, which is why the price is so fantastic.
The large central bead in this piece is made from bead-woven silver and copper beads, using a spiraling peyote stitch technique. It is approximately 2-1/2 inches long, and is surrounded by copper, silver, and turquoise-colored stones in the rest of the necklace strand. The rest is put together using simple stringing and wire work techniques. Length adjusts from 18 to 21 inches.