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Skouras uses semi-precious stones like coral and turquoise for her dramatic creations.
We’re guessing the price is prohibitive, unless of course you’ve got a little salon like this one in need of a lighting solution. Still, even in a recession, it's fun to dream. And if you have DIY skills, all is not lost... Sarahrae blogged about the Turquoise Empire Chandelier (pictured above) on AT: Chicago a few weeks ago, and proposed that with some devoted hours at the bead store, it might be a doable project. We could see trying out a handmade version with some coral beads too, maybe using a very basic Ikea chandelier as the frame.
Or if something smaller-scale seems more realistic, you could try to replicate these gemstone knobs. Like a great cocktail ring for your dresser! See more of Marjorie Skouras’ work on her site.