Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bruneau Jasper, Carrisite and Phosphosiderite

Today is Sunday. I'll be wrapping here soon, but I wanted to share these. Each one represents a challenge. The first, the phosphosiderite from Chile, was a challenge to work out; the second, the bruneau jasper, was a challenge to design; the third, the carrisite jasper agate, was a challenge because I'm not used to using 22g and so it felt ridiculously thin in my hands.

Yesterday was a great wrapping day. I felt liberated, for some reason. Some days, I feel like I can't wrap a thing and others days, the rocks wrap themselves. I was in the groove. :) I had a few bad moments and I am glad to say that a friend came to my aid and really helped me out. That is the subject of another post, though. But, I want to thank her heartily. 

I had been planning to do a tute on the blog about tumbling. After a lot of thought, I have decided against it. I am not an authority on the subject. I would hate to tell people what I do and then have them ruin a precious stone of their own. I just don't want to be responsible for that. I do what I do, because I don't mind taking risks. And, that's the best advice I can give you:  Be willing to take risks. The same applies to designing and wrapping. Be willing to crack a few eggs. Go for the gusto. Jump in with both feet first. Just do it. :)

As I have been sticking to my resolutions. I have also been reevaluating a lot of the things that I do. I will be making some changes here soon. I had considered giving up the blog. But, I have decided that I want it to be more of a journal than anything else. Frankly, I don't have the time or energy for it to be anything else. So, I don't foresee doing any more tutes on the blog or contests. It will remain, essentially, my jewelry and rock journal. With occasional bouts of angst and glory; philosophical meandering and facts.

Thanks for reading :)


  1. Hey Tela, Hope you are staying warm! When you are in a wrapping groove, the results are always incredible. Each wrap enhances the personality of the stone.

    I am relieved to hear you won't give up your blog although I am sure it seems an added chore at times. Keeping it as a journal is a great reflection of your journey with cabs on good days and bad. We, your reader friends, get gorgeous eye candy, creative stimulation and a connection with your dear spirit. Thanks for being here.

    1. Thank you, Christine :) Some days it's easier to blog than others. I would miss everyone terribly if I quit for good. I just want to keep it simple from here on out.

  2. I too am relieved you will continue your blog. Reading it is always a breath of fresh air and inspiration. Thank-you for letting us continue to hear from you and see your beautiful work.

  3. Hi Gina! Thank you for your support. :)I didn't want to sound whiney, I just want everyone to know that I have to bring it down a notch. I would miss hearing from you if I quit all together. :)


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