Sunday, April 26, 2009
New Stone Earrings
Tiny British Columbian Nephrite Jade and Amethyst Sterling Silver Swirl Earrings
These are gorgeous deep green translucent British Columbian nephrite jade beads that we swirled together with 6mm amethyst.The jade beads measure about 3/8" (1cm) in diameter.The entire earring measures about 1 5/16" (3.4cm) from the top of the sterling silver earwire to the bottom of the earring. All the wire including the earwire is sterling silver.
I had fun experimenting with photographing stone earrings on a crystal cluster
These are new too from the new stone beads I bought from my bead guy.
Tiger Eye and Garnet Sterling Silver Swirl Earrings
These are lovely Tiger Eye beads that we swirled together with 5mm garnet.Tiger eye is quartz that contains oriented fibres of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica. Tiger eye often displays chatoyancy (a vertical luminescent band like that of a cat's eye).The Tiger Eye beads measure about 3/4" (1.9cm) long and 5/8" (1.6cm) wide. The entire earring measures about 1 5/8" (4.2cm) from the top of the sterling silver earwire to the bottom of the earring. All the wire including the earwire is sterling silver.
I sold yesterday at the Eugene Saturday Market. Brrrrrrrr - it was really cold and miserable with on and off rain. Sales were barely adequate and my toes were numb all day. Ah the life of the outdoor craft vendor. So glamorous.