Thursday I paid my favorite stone dealer a visit just to pick up a few high domed stones for some rings I wanted to make.... I left with WAY more then I had planned. And this happens every. single. time.
But, look, how on earth can a regular person resist THIS!!
The high domes were secured and many other temptations were put in front of me.
ring ring ring ring ring ring ring!
I'm not a huge fan of tiger eye, but when I laid eyes on these pieces, with their beautiful matte finish, omg, into the "shopping cart" they went... My friends, this is not your mother's tiger eye!
I also replenished my supply of petrified palm wood with these beauties.
I'm finishing up two of the rings today, but honestly, if anyone is right this minute drooling on their keyboard over these stones, and NEEDS a piece of custom jewelry, get a hold of me at my etsy store!
I need to start selling some of these!!
Just so I can buy more of course.
And on another note...
Three weeks and three new brooches have passed since my last post. Here are numbers 19, 20, and 21 in the etsymetal brooch-a-week challenge
Number 19 is a sweet little brooch, and at 3/4" works well as a tie tac or lapel pin.
sterling, 22kt, 18kt, 14kt gold, rose cut diamond
Number 20 is a hunky ocean jasper, with stick pearl and rose cut peridot.
Sterling silver, 18kt, 14kt gold
Last week's brooch, number 21 is a fordite cabochon set in sterling silver. It comes with a handmade chain and can be worn as a necklace as well. (This is the first piece of fordite I've purchased... and of course I just bought more, it's really fun stuff,very Jetsons-esque!)