While I'm here, I thought I'd also post a few more of the necklaces I've made in the last few weeks. I tend to get completely obsessed with one type of craft for several weeks at a time, and then move on to something new. The cycle repeats over and over. The good thing about it is each time I have one of these obsessions, I buy lots of tools (special pliers, for example). So each time I come back to something I never have to buy that sort of thing. Anyway.
Some of these don't really show what the whole piece looks like. That's because I photographed them to make a record of what the stone was, and not to show off the jewelry.
Garnet & clear glass:
Dumortierite (looks black in the photo, but is actually dark blue):
Prehnite (the black inside is probably tourmaline):
Jet & clear quartz:
...And these are just the ones with gemstones. In that last month or so I've made about 30 necklaces with "regular" beads, too! This is why I still live with my parents - I spend my entire paycheck on supplies...