Yup, I am a purple lovers too ... I have to say that I have quite a number of amethyst in different sizes in my collection ... and these faceted amethyst were among the best beads that I have.
Both necklace and earrings were made with wire stitching using 10 mm faceted amethyst surrounded by czech fire polished crystal beads.
I think they looked awesome !! I really really love it =)