This was a little bit of leftover agate from a previous cut - typical of my lapidary, there are all kinds and sizes of leftovers. Piles, actually. Baggies full.
(I think the crossword puzzle word for leftover is ort so I call these gems Orts. I'm a word freak.)
The little thing had no flash and barely color and I came just this close to cleaning the bench and tossing it but, long story longer, Ed was in the workspace we share in the garage shop and it was warm and I was in the mood to share and play nicely so I picked up an Ort and started polishing.
Oh baby, what a sweet piece it turned out to be!
Simply set and accented with twisted and vined sterling bails, a dyed Soocho Jade bead that picks up tiny flashes of burned red. The necklace is a go-to piece for that blue jean and white tee outfit.
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