Monday, 16 February 2015

Amethyst Slices and Moon Dust Rings


Amethyst slice necklace 

Good morning. Somehow it is Monday morning again....it seems to come round quicker every week!
Anyway, I have been very busy over the last few weeks with so many new ideas and creations. I find that I get obsessed with a certain medium/type of jewellery for a while and go totally crazy with it. My infatuation at the moment is with semi precious gemstones.....particularly rough cut, natural looking gemstones. My favourite pieces lately are the rough cut amethyst slices. I just love them. They look like they have been sliced straight from the geode! I have strung them on silver plated chain and I think they are fabulous. I really am proud of them

Druzy rings - they look like what I imagine moon dust to be!

Whilst we are talking about natural looking stones, I also love these little druzy rings. Druzy, for those that are unfamiliar with it, is a thin coating of quartz crystals over a host stone. When the ground water that carries dissolved silica is forced into an area of porous rock, rapid cooling occurs causing the formation of tiny crystals. How cool is that?
I have also made some little mini druzy necklaces on gold plated chains which are just soooo cute :

Mini Druzy Necklaces

In other news, my Tower of London poppies finally arrived. I absolutely love them. I wish I had bought my Dad one too now. I originally put them in the garden....but then ended going out in the middle of the night in my pyjamas to retrieve them as I got paranoid about someone stealing them! lol! I also suspect they are not frost-proof! They are now in my studio waiting for me to find a nice vase to display them in. I am thinking of redecorating the lounge with a  red theme so I can put them in there!
Beautiful Tower of London poppies with beautiful Poppy the cat.
 On that note, I think I will head over to Handmade Monday and link up with the other contributors. I will leave you with a few photos of some of the other new things in my Etsy Shop

Semi precious triangle pendants

chunky rough cut amethyst ring 





15 comments:

  1. Oooo... Love that SLICE! -- I'm a big amethyst fan! [My B-stone!]
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    1. Thank you. I love amethyst too....wish it was my birthstone ;) x

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  2. Wow, those rough cut gem stones make absolutely stunning pieces - Love them!

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  3. Your jewellery is stunning. I've never heard of druzy but I love those necklaces. My poppy is still in it's box, I'm scared it gets broken! xx

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    1. awww I nearly left my poppies in their box....I was too impatient and curious though ;)
      Thank you for your kind comments on my jewellery x

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  4. So pretty and stunning, love your jewellery

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  5. Such lovely pieces, I think the mini druzy necklaces are my favourite.

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  6. I too love your amethyst slice necklace, lovely:)

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  7. Your jewellery is beautiful but I especially like the druzy rings, they are just fascinating. Your pussy cat is having a good look at your poppies :)

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  8. Your jewellery is beautiful but I especially like the druzy rings, they are just fascinating. Your pussy cat is having a good look at your poppies :)

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  9. So many beautiful things! I especially love the amethyst necklace and rings. Well done you for getting a couple of those beautiful poppies, they look lovely :) x

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  10. Your pendents are beautiful. I love the slice of amethyst. You popped over to my blog and asked which tea room we visited. It was Richmond tea rooms. They have a website and if you go back to my blog you should be able to click on the afternoon tea in red to read more about it. Oh I would have been worried about the poppies being outside. I'm sure they will look wonderful in your studio.
    Ali xx

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  11. The amethyst slice is my favourite as I love it in all forms. The 'moon dust' rings are beautiful too though!

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