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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Have Made Bracelets...

People reading this probably know that you never see me making bracelets. There's actually a reason for that. I don't wear bracelets. When I was making jewelry for myself and not selling, I just never really thought about making them. Maybe now I will, but until I do, here's a couple I made years ago.

This was really big and gorgeous. I actually wore this a bunch of times before i took it apart. This was made with a big ammolite.

This was made with a huge, bright opal with rolling red color. It doesn't show in the picture, but it was awesome. I sold this one. This was when I did more wire sculpting.

So, you see, I can make them, I just don't. Besides, my passion is for pendants which I really love to wear. :)

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Today's question:  Where is ammolite found?

18 comments:

  1. Ammolite is found in Canada.

    I do wear bracelets, and yours are beautiful! I esp. Like the design of the ammolite one.

    Joyce

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    1. Thank you, Joyce ;) I am trying to wrap my brain around doing a few. It's been so long now, I think I need a tute! LOL!

      Canada, yup. :)

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  2. Ammolite is found in Alberta Canada and Northern Montana.

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    1. You are correct. I always forget that it is also found in the US. I was reading about it a long time ago. Very little from the US is found or sold,though. Alberta has the bulk of the business.

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  3. Ammolite is found in Southern Alberta Canada in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

    Your bracelets are beautiful. I love making and wearing bracelets and wear them all the time.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment :) I just had to "prove" that I have made them before. LOL!

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  4. Hey Tela, Your bracelets are beautiful! For me,a bracelet is easier to design than a necklace...less space maybe??
    Ammolite is very rare and as said above found in Alberta Canada and Northern Montana. Your stone is beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you, Christine :) For me a pendant or necklace is easier. :) I just love making pendants, it's my all consuming passion.

      I'd love to get my hands on some from ammolite from Montana, just to see if it is the same. I've never seen any, though. I do have some rough ammolite. Maybe, I'll do a blog on it.

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  5. Beautiful bracelets! I'm in love with the second one, and I'm so glad it found a good home.

    I don't make bracelets very often. For wire, I'm more of a pendant or ring person, and for beady beads, I'm all about the huge necklaces. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! You guys are encouraging me to try some more bracelets :)

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  6. Bracelets and rings are my thing, made a chain the other day, now I'm going to try a pendant. I need to find a good source for stones though.

    Ammolite is found in Alberta to Saskatchewan, Canada and south to Montana.

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    1. Hi Diane :) I made pendant s for years before I decided to try a chain. They take too long, though! I admire the dedication of chain maillers.

      I find my stones all over the web. I used to have some local contacts, but no more. :( Years of buying online has really educated me and I'm pretty good at spotting good stones and bargains. Find someone who is good and strike up a friendship, that way you can get what you want and get the good stuff before it is offered to others. :)

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  7. Your questions are encouraging me to learn more about stones (I've been a rockhound since childhood). Thank you!

    Joyce

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    1. Words can not express how much I love my rocks. I love collecting them and learning about them. I think I was meant to be a lapidary, but I'm a jeweler instead. And, that's ok by me. :)

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  8. Ammolite is found in Southern Alberta Canada in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains - I had to wiki this and it is such an interesting stone - I love learning something new everyday :)

    Thanks

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  9. Where is ammolite found? I'll bet there's some at Tela's house. Do you remember the first rock you discovered, Tela?

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    1. LOL! That's funny- I DO have some ammolite rough at my house!!

      My first rock?...... Hmmmmm.... some sparkly granite rocks and pyrite from near the railroad tracks when I was a kid. I just loved that stuff. :)

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  10. If you ever come across another piece of ammolite like the colors in this one please let me know. I wished I could have bought it! I live the firey colors in it. Please keep me in mind .... ruthphillips@aol.com
    Thx!

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