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Monday, August 3, 2015

Double Stone Wrap

Hello out there in blogville. It's been awhile since I wrote last. A lot has happened since then. Mostly bad stuff. Personal, family and health stuff that made me not want to work or blog for a long time. But, my muse is back. It came back with a vengeance, too! I was looking at wraps from the past and decided to do another double stone wrap or two stone wrap.

The first double stone wrap I did, way back when, was pretty difficult to do owing to the stones that I used.

Double Stone Wrap:  Malachite and Moss Agate

 The next two went a little easier. 


Double Stone Wrap:  Oregon "Cornflake" Carnelian and Brazilian Yellow Quartz
 
Double Stone Wrap:  Phosphosiderite and Gemmy Argentina Rhodochrosite

I spent hours pouring over all of my finished cabs for potential mates. I found lots of colorful potential mates. Some may not be practicable, but some might just be perfect together. Here are just a few possibilities.

Gaspeite and Larimar
Gaspeite and Larimar

Natural Birds Eye Kingman Turquoise and Morenci Chrysocolla Malachite Azurite
Natural Birds Eye Kingman Turquoise and Morenci Chrysocolla Malachite Azurite

Extra Juicy Gemmy Rhodochrosite and Gem Silica
Extra Juicy Gemmy Rhodochrosite and Gem Silica


Gem Amazonite and Bulls Eye Rhodochrosite
Gem Amazonite and Bulls Eye Rhodochrosite

Sparkling Raspberry Aventurine and Pink Kunzite
Sparkling Raspberry Aventurine and Pink Kunzite

And, since I was on a roll and really enjoying the process of matching up potentials, I pulled out some slabs, too. I had a blast! I have always been more attracted to bright colored stones. (I think I was a magpie in my past life!) But, the prospect of mixing patterns and textures with colors was exiting, too.

I got some pictures of the slabs for you, though they didn't turn out so good. You have to understand, too, that these are not wet nor polished so you have to use your imagination a little. I did dozens of combos, but I'll just share a few.


WY Sagebrush Jasper and Bronzite
WY Sagebrush Jasper and Bronzite

Syringopora Fossil Coral and Possibly a Petrified Wood
Syringopora Fossil Coral and Possibly a Petrified Wood

Tabu Tabu Brecciated Red Jasper and Rose Quartz
Tabu Tabu Brecciated Red Jasper and Rose Quartz

Little River Pocket Agate and Sonora Chrysocolla
Little River Pocket Agate and Sonora Chrysocolla

Lemon Chrysoprase and Chrysocolla in Quartz
Lemon Chrysoprase and Chrysocolla in Quartz (colors better in person)

Youngite and British Barite
Youngite and British Barite (orangy yellowy in person)

Rare Nundorite and Amazonite
Rare Nundorite and Amazonite

Michigan Stones Puddingstone and Copper Red Jasper
Michigan Stones Puddingstone and Copper Red Jasper

Cheetah Agate and Dalmation Jasper
Cheetah Agate and Dalmation Jasper (Colors nicer in person)

Death Valley Indian Paint Stone and Pulsite
Death Valley Indian Paint Stone and Pulsite (Both Very Rare)

Bloodstone (dark green on red) and Snowflake Obsidian
Inverse Bloodstone (dark green on red) and Snowflake Obsidian

 All that and I didn't even bust out the really good stuff! I had to save some of the fun for another time. 

And, I do have some personal news I'd like to share. It will make me feel a little better to get it off my chest. You may remember that my nephew whipped Leukemia. Well, now my 31 year old daughter may have ovarian cancer. We will likely know for sure on August 24th during her surgery with her oncologist, or 2 weeks after that. The oncologist says she has her age going for her. Needless to say we live on pins and needles. Part of my new found energy is nervous energy and the need to stay busy. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and I will give updates.

Happy Wrapping!!!


6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work and impeccable wraps as usual, Tela! It's really good to see you post again.

    I'm sorry you and your family have been going through such rough times. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your daughter! The waiting game is never fun to play, but especially when it comes to health issues. *Hugs.*

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  2. Hi Sarah and thank you. When it rains; it pours, right?? It's been a year of bumps and ups and downs. I am trying to stay busy and positive while I wait otherwise I think I'd just crumble.

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  3. Tela, it's great to hear from you. You do amazingly beautiful work. I just love the color combinations, one in particular is a favorite, the fossil coral and petrified wood slabs.

    I'm terribly sorry to hear about your daughter. Waiting is so hard and it seems like such a long time for answers. I will keep you all in my thoughts. You are so right about keeping busy at times like this. We're having a bit of a rough summer too. It the best thing we can do for ourselves. Sending hugs to you too!

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    1. Hi Kate :) Thank you! Yes! Waiting is terrible. The process has actually been pretty quick.But, knowing that doesn't make the wait any easier. Of course, we are all hoping for the best, but we are prepared to fight like hell.

      Working has been keeping me sane. I've been getting up extra early to get my regular things done so I can spend the day with rocks or wire. I've really been having fun going through all my rough for "matches". I forgot I had so much!

      I hope you end your summer on a high note. :)

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  4. I don't know what to say. It does seem that bad things happen all at once, doesn't it. Staying busy does help, I know from personal experience. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I honestly don't know how I'd react to news like that! I, too, will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    (It IS nice to see a post from you and your wraps are incredible, as usual!)

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    1. Hi again :) Tell me- are you really one of eleven kids? You mother must be a saint. :) My three were hard enough to handle. LOL!

      I tell ya, this thing with my daughter came out of the blue. She went to the ER for pain, had scans done, had everyone and their brother scaring her to death telling her she needs surgery within days. (Yes, they said that!) First Dr. sent her right to an oncologist. Luckily, this is happening pretty fast, though there is a little wait for the surgery. I have a lot of intuition saying she will be OK and that everyone is just afraid of being sued so they are playing cover your butt. I'm not freaking out.... yet. It's amazing how clear headed one can be when they need to be. In a crisis, I'm the person you want around. It's after the dust settles that I go to pieces.

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