Monday, October 22, 2012

New Gemstone Slab Pendant Necklaces

I love gemstones in their natural state. Add a little polishing and it lets the natural colors and inclusion come out. I came across these Imperial Jasper Gemstone Slabs and immediately thought of trapeze style pendant necklaces. After rooting around in my bead stash for some smaller coordinating beads, this is what I came up with.

These necklaces are approximately 18 inches long and have been designed in silver tone, copper and brass. All accent bead links are hand wire wrapped. Some of the accent beads include carnelian, blue striped agate, aventurine, magnesite and kiwi jasper. 

A little about Imperial Jasper

Imperial Jasper is mined only in the Guadalajara Mexico area, & is one of the highly prized Jaspers on the market today. It forms in nodules, with colors ranging from reds & greens, to pinks, grays, tans & other earthy tones. It is a nurturing  & grounding stone that helps one to exist in a state of joy. It is also believed to stabilize emotions.  It is said to provide protection (as all Jasper does), & reduce fears & insecurities. Known as the stone of sharing & caring, promotes stability, physical stamina, calm, relaxation, comfort, contentment, compassion, nurturing, tranquility, enthusiasm & organization. Helps relieve emotional stress, loneliness, insecurities, grief, fears & guilt.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Seaside Pendants

I had a few pendant trays and sat there wondering what to do with them, I looked around my studio and found these little tiny shells. Hmmmm...What to do? I added a few sparkling sky blue seed beads and this is what I came up with. All set in diamond glaze.

Aren't they just sweet. Wear a little bit of the beach with you all the time.