24 May 2010
on the bench
i'm currently LOVING the combination of sunstone (www.oregonsunstone.com) leopard jasper, and carnelian. how not-like-me is that circly necklace on the left? it's really pretty, but unusually tricky to get to sit down right-it has to be twisted JUST RIGHT before it's put on.
big, honkin' pinched-rather-than-rolled ring. i was imagining that my fingerprints would be a lovely texture. it turns out the CRACKING might be lovely, or look like a disaster...not sure which. i didn't pinch it out fast enough, so it started to dry. trying to decide if i should just leave it as crackly with 2 set pearls, or carve something along the band...
i'm always trying to think of what to do with 3-6" leftover pieces of beadalon. i think these elements might be a necklace-in-progress.
every once in awhile i think "gosh, all i ever use is sunstones" and i decide to take a break...then, a couple weeks later, i open the drawer where they are and realize they're just GORGEOUS...and incredibly versatile...they beauties came from www.oregonsunstone.com.