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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Earth to Tela: Ruby in Fuchsite

Today is the last full day of the contest! It will end at 12 noon EST tomorrow, March 15. Thank you all for playing! Good luck and may the best person win!
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Ok, this is a bizarre wrap. (Hey, at least, I know it!) In my defense, it was inspired by this awesome stone. It reminds me of planets. My first impression was of Jupiter.

This is a really cool ruby in fuchsite. Yes, the pink is ruby, as in corundum, the gemstone. The ruby has a crystal structure that captures the light beautifully. I've used them before, but I like this one best.

Ruby in Fuschite Red & Green Handcrafted Artisan Unique Sci Fi Pendant Silver
Clicking this image will open this in my store.

Speaking of stones... I alluded to doing a blog post concerning the question I am most asked. Well, as a few have guessed, I am most often asked, "Where do you get your stones??" So, Thursday (tomorrow), I'll be talking about one of the people I get my stones from. Not only does he have great stones, but he's a real interesting guy. :) I made several recent pieces with stones that I got from him. There was this ruby in fuschite, and these incredible stones, too- tiffany stone and dumorturite, ocean jasper, maw sit sit and pink opal. So, be sure to stop in tomorrow and find out where I got these great stones. :)
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I have really enjoyed the questions and your comments. It's been great getting some insight into how others think and feel about issues. So, today's question is:  Would you like to see the questions continued on a regular basis?

Also, be sure to tune in tomorrow, I'll announce the winner after she/he is notified. :)

17 comments:

  1. Wowser, Tela, what an extraordinary piece! I love everything about it! The stone is just amazing ... the colors, the patterns. And your unusual setting...! The simple lines emphasize the shape without making it seem "too much", as the stone's pattern is so busy. Also, setting a teardrop shape with the point down is not common.

    Yes, it would be fun to continue with questions on a regular basis.

    Joyce

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I hadn't planned on bringing those wires down, believe it or not. But, once I did it, I saw the spaceship and had to do it. It reminds me of Marvin the Martian's spaceship. LOL!

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  2. Incredible workmanship and artistry, Tela, as always. Love the wrap and the stone!! Yes, the questions are fun.

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    1. HI! Thank you so much for the comment! I enjoy your blog and subscribe by email, so I won't miss one. :)

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  3. I like the questions--it's so much fun to read what everyone has to say. Can't wait to hear about your source for stones--you always seem to find beautiful and unusual ones.

    This stone is very unusual--I've never seem anything like it. The wrap suits it perfectly.

    Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I think you'll like the next blog. I just finished it up and scheduled it for morning. It should prove to be interesting and the guy is so nice, I don't mind throwing him some business, at least I hope he gets some business from it. :)

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  4. Hey Tela, This is one of the coolest ruby in fuschite I have seen. It has so many different colors and shadings. Once again you gave a unique stone a unique wrap that is creative and showcases the stone. Looking forward to learning about your rock guy!

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    1. Hi Christine and thank you, as always. :) To tell the truth, I thought this was ruby in zoisite, at first, but no- it's ruby in fuschite. I didn't dare tumble it, which it kinda needs. I am going to have to remove my marks, which I didn't do before the pic was taken. This came out a little wonky, but it really doesn't show in person. Pictures tend to magnify things.

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  5. I love what you are doing with your wraps lately! This is terrific@!

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    1. Thank you, Mary :) I have a couple more that I haven't posted yet that are a little along the same lines. My muse seems to be happy. The weather is getting nice and I find my heart is a little lighter and the fingers more nimble. I'm really glad you like this direction- it means a lot to me.

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  6. I really admire the way you let the stone dictate the setting. Your settings actually enhance the stone rather than cover it. I can't wait to see what you do next.

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    1. Thank you! I like the stones more than my own handiwork LOL!

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  7. What is the difference between ruby in zoisite and ruby in fuschite?

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    1. Zoisite is a different type of stone which is harder and darker than fuschite. Fuschite is lighter and is made of mica type material. I didn't tumble this piece, because I wasn't sure how it would take the tumbler. I originally thought this was zoisite and realized my mistake. I had ruby in zoisite stuck in my head because you see it more often.

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  8. The stone is beautiful but the wrap is so Jetsons! I love it! I keep looking at it an expecting it to be able to do something other than hang around your neck and look beautiful - something bizarre, like make toast, or do the ironing (sorry it's early and I'm playing on the net and should be getting ready for work - *hangs head*)

    And Yes to the questions, it's been a great opportunity to find out what other people do/like/prefer.

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    1. Vicky, I laughed out loud! That was awesome! I got such a visual. LOL! Thanks heaps! :)

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  9. Thanks for explaining the difference betwwen zoisite and fushite. I have a ruby in zoisite, and it's not the knockout that this stone is. This one is "out of this world"!

    Joyce

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments.