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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some Luscious Projects To Be

While I am still working on getting the bugs out of  two designs, I thought I'd share a couple of stones with you. As much as I love jewelry and making it, my first love is for the stones and I can't go too long without picking up a new one. :)



A new acquisition of  kyanite with a wonderful adularescence. This will make a nice ring.

Another new one I picked up. This is a large cab of natural Sugilite from Africa.

I finally picked up some Mojave Turquoise! This stuff is even prettier in person. Wow! Love the bronze veins. As much as I love copper and think it will go well with the bronze, this might be a candidate for silver. 

I just got this and paid more than I usually do for a stone, but I really wanted a class act African Pietersite. I could photograph this all day and never do it justice!

I picked up some beads a while back that I thought would go great with this Apatite and London Blue Topaz piece. I'm having second thoughts about the tiny, polished pebbles, but the colors of these Apatite and Aquamarine beads are perfect. You can read more about this project here.

Here's a big Seraphinite that I plan to wrap the same way as the Apatite. Just waiting for the perfect 8mm gem to go with it. This will go in silver, too. Silver is so right for the silver feathers in the green.

2 comments:

  1. WOW!! You really do get some EXTRAORDINARY stones!!!!
    I am a HUGE fan of Kyanite, but the show stoppers for me are the Seraphanite and the African Pieteriste. That one I could LOOK AT ALL DAY!!!!
    It is just Magical!
    I can't wait to see what you do with these!!!

    I just LOVE the Apatite and London Blue Topaz pendant with the necklace you made. They are a perfect compliment to one another.

    MichelleO.

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  2. They are beauties, aren't they. I love looking for good gem bargains. The hunt is half the thrill!! I can spend more time hunting down gems than making jewelry. I think I was a picker in my last life. LOL!

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