Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Candy...

 
Summer is right around the corner and how better to welcome it than with some new colorful rocks!!!
Our annual bead show came to town this past weekend and this is some of the gorgeous "rock candy" I scored at the show...

 
 
 
 
I really loved these vintage sterling tribal beads and hand rolled Lapis and turquoise strands...
 
 
 
 
...and there were lots of gorgeous cuts and shades of briolettes...

 
 
 
I also found some GORGEOUS pearls. Just perfect for summertime...

 
 
And.... GASP! Look at these insanely beautiful silvery South Sea Tahitian Pearls...

 
...these were definitely my absolute faves from the show!
 
 
 
I was so excited with my new strands, I got right down to business this past week designing with them. Here are a few pieces I finished and that will be coming to my Etsy shop on Sunday...

 
 
There is an antique English bird locket...




 
 
 
...an old Victorian compass with a beautifully detailed face....

 
 








 
 
...and an exquisitely carved antique Meerschaum from Lourdes, France...
 

 
 
...just look at the amazing carving and hand painting on this beauty...

 
 

 
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Memorial weekend.

7 comments:

DJAjewels said...

Beautiful finds! Love them all!
Irene

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love the new colors you are incorporating into your sumer pieces. exquisite!! that "Meerschaum" is ever so lovely! ADORE your newest creations! sigh....

Rhonda said...

I love these bright and colorful gems. Visiting your blog always makes me so happy. Give the pups a hug from Sophie and moi.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this blog showing your beautiful work. You inspire me to make necklaces out of some of my vintage treasures instead of keeping them in a box on a shelf! Your pieces are so unique, please keep sharing with us! You make my day!
Thanks Pam

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Now that is my kind of shopping. :D
Hoping to get my supplies out again in the near future.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Gem Pundit said...

Hi,

I just came across your blog and glad i did. I found pleasure.Very beautiful designs of gems i have ever seen.

I work with www.gempundit.com and am usually very stingy about giving out complements ;) Good Job! Congratulations to you on your wonderful blog.
I will come back often to read more or i should say view more beautiful gems designs :)

- Shivangi Sharma

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