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Friday, March 16, 2012

Show and Tell

Chances are that if you are reading this the day it came out, then I'm in bed. My husband was sick and he was kind enough to share. :(  I'm scheduling this blog post and staying in bed as long as I can.

I had a nerve wracking wire day yesterday (Thursday). I had those silver moments- you know- when you work it out in copper and it's perfect, but you touch the silver and everything goes wrong? Those kinds of moments. I didn't panic, though. I kept my cool and saved the piece. YAY! Then... I sliced my finger pretty good with my micro pliers. Thank goodness the sharp ends went across my cuticle instead of into it! I was using way too much pressure and they slipped, slicing my pointer cuticle pretty good. I bandaged it up and finished the piece. Nothing can stop me when I am on a roll. LOL!

I just finished up this Gaspeite piece. This was one of Bill's stones. I just got it in the mail today, along with some other goodies. I've never had one before. I like.

Gaspeite in sterling


The bail is off a little, but hey, the bandage was totally in the way! :)

I finished this yesterday (Wednesday). Another of Bill's stones. This is by far the juiciest, most bestest, awesome stone that I have ever seen. Sugilite and ritchertite.... what a combination. I could look at this all day. I wanted to do the best wrap that I ever did, but only managed this. I, actually, was quite disappointed when I was done, but I don't think I could ever have done it justice.

Sugilite and ritchertite in argentium

Before I cut my finger.

Rare Large Flowering Purple Sugilite Richterite Argentium Sterling Silver Pendant
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And here's another recent piece. This is one of Bill's stones, too. A rare gemmy form of rhodonite. I guess, you could call it, raspberry rhodonite or royal rhodonite. It's a very saturated color. ((OOOOPS! I have to edit it this- I just noticed that I said rhodonite, but it is, in fact, THULITE! I must have had a fever when I wrote that.))




I got some new stones from my "neighbor", too. I wrapped one up as soon as I got them. I have been wanting some noreena jasper for awhile. The noreena, like the rare gaspeite are from Australia. That's a great cut, don't you think? I used stainless steel. The color was a good choice, not too bright and not too dark. It is 20g and was tough to use.

Noreena Jasper in 20g stainless steel- ouch!
Noreena Jasper Orange Red Handmade Pendant Stainless Steel
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That "wraps" up my show and tell. Have a great weekend. Hopefully, I'll be better soon and able to enjoy the awesome weather. :)

It's Spring here, at least temporarily. All my Spring bulbs are in bloom. Has Spring arrived at your house, yet?

20 comments:

  1. You did these wonderful pieces while being sick?! They are as beautiful and creative as your "feeling well" work!

    I really like your woven bails. The wide one on the sugilite and ritchertite stone beautifully replicates the shape of the stone and provides balance.

    I so enjoy looking at your work.

    Joyce

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    1. No, I didn't do them all. I just had a few that I hadn't shared from the last week. I did the gaspeite and sugilite while sick. I'm glad you like that sugilite piece. It makes me feel a little better about it. :)

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  2. I like the raspberry rhodonite very much. The bail is very me. Is it going in your store?

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    1. Hi Mary, I haven't been able to comment on your blog again, but I LOVE those latest earrings. The form and flowers. Stunning. They have a very Japanese, artistic look, which I like.

      I had to make a correction to my post. It is a rare, gem quality THULITE, not rhodonite. I checked my notes and hand went to forehead. :) I'm really stoked that you like this. My husband does, too. He says it looks African. I have quite a few pieces to be listed in the store.

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  3. Wow, fantastic stones and wrapping! I'm in love with how the Thulite pendant turned out! And to me it almost has a steampunk flavor (don't ask why, I have no idea).
    Spring in my home arrived a couple of days ago when the first basil seeds have sprouted :) And today I see two of nine Job's tears are already reaching for the sun!! The weather is still nasty here, though.. still waiting for the sun..

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I can see steampunk in there. It does have a heavier metal look.

      So you are doing Jacob's Tears, too? Good for you :) I need to remember to get some.

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  4. Hey Tela, Hope you and your finger are both feeling better. What awesome stones, the colors so rich and vibrant in each piecs. As always, your wraps for each are outstanding and unique. The Sugilite and Thulite are my favorites! I think the Thulite would look gorgeous on Mary!

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    1. Hey, Christine :) I think it would look great on Mary, too. ;)

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    2. Forgot to say - yes, I am doing better- thanks for asking :)

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  5. Tela, as usual, all of your stones, and your wraps, are gorgeous. I especially love the Thulite -- I'd never heard of that stone before.

    I'm sorry you're sick! Hopefully you'll get better quickly with enough rest.

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    1. Hi Sarah :) Thulite doesn't typically look like this one- it's special. They are usually more light pink.

      Thanks for the well wishes :)

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  6. Your pendants are great!! Love the Sugilite one because I love purple. :)) I have lots of stones in my house, because I have been working for a stones shop for 10 years. I'm also a crystal healer, so I love them twice. Ehehehe!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Arianrhod- what a cool name!! I had to look it up. Very cool! :) I envy you your house of rocks! I'd love to work in a rocks store, too.

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  7. So Sorry you have the "crud". It went around here too and I managed to catch two different things during February. Hope you feel better soon.

    All the stones and the wraps you posted are breathtaking. I particularly like the wrap on the Thulite--those crossed wires really appeal to me. I don't see why you are disappointed with the Sugilite wrap--it's really beautiful and the stone is luscious.

    Kathy

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    1. Thank you for the compliments, Kathy and yes, I have been left with the crud. :( YUCK!

      I think I love the sugilite so much that I just believe that I will never do it justice. On any other stone, I think I'd be more than happy with the wrap.

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  8. They are all gorgeous, but the Thulite ... wow!!

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    1. Oops, sorry, I was still logged in as Ponder *lol* Cat here! ;-)

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    2. Hi there, Cat! I've done that before, too. I have so many email addresses- one for each kind of conversation or business. It gets confusing.

      It looks like the thulite is a winner. :)

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  9. Stopping by from Blogland.
    Your jewelry is truly stunning. I'm just now going to start adding a few jewelry pieces to my Etsy store featuring mini paintings in glass lockets. They won't be as stunning as these pieces though.
    Best,
    Jenn of www.JustAddWaterSilly.com

    PS, I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, good to meet you! Your jewelry sounds really interesting, I'll have to check it out.

      Hope to "see" you again. :)

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