It took a bit longer than I had hoped to dig into the batch of loose stones and pearls I blogged about several weeks ago, but then I dream about a week where I just work in my studio all day long without interruption... I've been able to finish 3 pieces using the Nevada boulder turquoise and the pillow keshi pearls. One of the rings, the large one, is a commission based on the smaller ring that I finished first. Both have pink tourmalines that pick up the bit of blush in the matrix of the boulder turquoise.
This is the largest stone out of the batch that I looked at as a possible brooch, but it makes a fabulous ring!
And another pair of the sterling and 14kt gold peach pillow keshi pearl drops.
For those in the Portland area, I'll be at the annual LOCAL 14 Women's Art Show and Sale Oct 14th -17th up at the World Forestry Center. If you've never been, you're in for a treat! Check out the website for more info!