I’ve got a set of stones that are in the process of being turned into jewelry, and I thought I’d share the status. I may be sorry… who knows if all of these will follow the direction I have in mind, and there’s always the possibility I’ll goof one up or simply give up out of frustration. But hey, what the hell.
Here’s a Boulder Opal – I love the brilliant bits of blue in this stone. It’s pretty big, so it’s either going to be a pendant or maybe a statement ring.
This is Picasso Marble. Again, either a ring or a pendant. I’m leaning more toward pendant for this one.
This irregular agate has a snowy look to it, with the whites and grays. Probably a pendant.
This is Azurite. I’ve scalloped the backplate behind this, and I’m still waiting to see if I like it better as a ring or a pendant.
Here’s a piece that’s been on the bench for a while, because it’s probably the most complicated design I’ve tried so far. It’s a ring with Savannah Jasper.
And here’s my first big chunk of turquoise – I actually think this is a doublet stone, meaning it’s turquoise backed with something else to make the stone thicker. But I love the brilliance of the blue in this stone! Definitely a ring.
We’ll check back on the progress for these, so stay tuned!