Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two Tones of Fun

A few weeks ago, someone asked me if I had done any 2 tone pieces. I hadn't. This stone presented itself today and became a great chance to use silver with copper.

This ocean jasper has pronounced small, white bubbles, with orange rings around them, on a background of mottled green and yellow. I hate to say this about jewelry but it looks to me like alien eggs or frog eggs. Sounds icky but it is really cool looking. I took the opportunity of adding some very small silver balls to one side witch echo back to the white bubbles in the stone.

Unfortunately, this is not very photogenic. It's very nice in person whith the small bits of silver being more pronounced against the copper than the gray background I used. But, it's late, I'm tired, and I don't feel like taking the pictures again.

Green White Orange Orbs in Ocean Jasper Handmade 18-20
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I'm feeling a little better. I think I am just going to have the crud for awhile. Man, it sure tires me out! I have seen online, from folks all over the country, that I'm not the only person with this. Seems to be making it's rounds.

Have you been sick lately??

update:  Here's a couple of better pictures:


  1. I love ocean jasper. It's one of my favorites. :)

    I love this wrap, too! The silver beads along the edge are such a great touch -- making balls on the ends of wire is one of my favorite torch tricks.

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I love ocean jasper, too. It's in my top five. :)

  2. Tela, Hope you are feeling better. This stone looks like it is alive. It holds so much energy. The silver balls are a great addition to a beautiful wrap!

    1. Thank you, Christine :) I am feeling a little better. I slept in and took some more medicine. I'm half alive now. I'll be back to normal in a few days. I feel like I've been a big baby about it, but it has been ages since I've been so sick and I'm not used to it. The worst is having all my energy sucked out of me.

      I'm glad you like the little silver bits. I think the dark background works better for the picture. In person, it is very nice, with the silver shining.

  3. I love the ocean jasper too! I bought some ocean jasper beads last year that had those colors--I'm still looking for a cab that will blend with them and not compete.

    Glad you are feeling better. You seem to have kept going through it all. I had no energy last month when I had the crud. I toughed it out and didn't go to the doctor--I just holed up on the couch and watched TV and slept for a week.

    1. Believe it or not, my energy level dropped about 10 notches. :)

      I have a set of earring cabs of ocean jasper which are very nice old stock. I've had them over 10 years. At one point, I had them wired up in 14kgf, but scrapped them because they are too large and heavy for most people. I want to find something special to do with them that uses both, but that aren't earrings. I'll hold onto them until something hits me.


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