Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Working not talking . . .

Ocean Jasper and Citrine pinned bead
Here I am with new work and not much to say about it all.  In my last post I said I was going to get back to what I love doing most of all and that is cutting, polish and setting my own stones.  Stop trying to chase what I think will sell and make what I love.  And here you have the fruits of my labors for the weekend.

The Ocean Jasper is a stone I've had in my collection for some time and it worked its way to the surface of the pile on Friday.  The Citrine bead I pinned to a cupped bit of sterling silver and like the way it reflects the golden orbs in the jasper.  Pretty.

Rhyolite and Moonstone Beads
The Rhyolite has the most gorgeous pink, aqua and gold striations - just like a Sonoran sunset.  This stone started life as a matching pair that I wanted to make into earrings but I dropped its twin.  That was not a good day.  However, this little guy, accented with moonstone beads still holds its own!

The last piece I finished is a teardrop of Amethyst Sage Dendritic Agate.  Sadly, the photo doesn't do it justice as the stone fades from deep amethyst purple into olive green so softly.  The dendrites frame the horizon and give it such wonderful interest.
Amethyst Sage Dendritic Agate

I'm happy to be back doing what I want and what I love.  
So there, Almighty Dollar!  I refuse to chase you any longer!  From now on, it's all about me!


Two Dog Pond said...

Go YOU! Those pieces are beautiful. Love the golden orbs... you are inspiring me.

mywifesstudio said...

Lynn the are all beautiful!!! I love the Rhyolite, I have never seen the color combination.

Anonymous said...

They are so pretty Lynn...I too love that Rhyolite piece.