December 29, 2009
December 20, 2009
Oh these are sweet. Big, natural turquoise nuggets from the Kingman Arizona mine with large holes just perfect for high quality Greek leather to fit through. Big Ithaca Peak Rondelles surrounded in heavy sterling. These are defintely one of a kind.
December 12, 2009
December 6, 2009
These beauties are from labradorite that could not be sold. They were luscious stones with "issues". I love the challenge of taking a stone with badly drilled holes and giving it the life it deserves as a necklace that will be cherished. These rustic labradorite and ruby necklaces are a Christmas Special for $85.00 in my store soon. This is a limited run of four necklaces.
December 5, 2009
November 20, 2009
I am anticipating the vendors opening up tomorrow that we couldn't sneak peaks at today since they were set up and gone. The thin table covers hiding their wares almost made them invisible but definitely off limits.
There looks like there will be a lot of gems, playing, and information flying at this one. It's a big show. Nice room too with awesome lighting. Looks like it was built for trade shows.
Last night before I went to bed a piece of moonstone sucked me in and asked to be made up into this beauty.
The grey (black) moonstone focal is just darling and all cat's eye. The labradorite is a bit rough but was exactly the right hue. The moonstone even has a few flashes of red that play off the garnets. I like it.
November 19, 2009
October 26, 2009
The wrap is made with all round wire, no half round or square, as I was trying to keep myself busy at a slow market and that was all I had on hand.
September 21, 2009
Wow ........... Larimar and enough sterling to sink a battle ship. Rough, gorgeous, high quality. This piece has it all. 18 inches and it looks like ice glowing in the sun. This piece will go on sale next week on my jewelry site http://www.szarkas.com/ . Never another like it. I may put it in the Magpie Gemstones store under treasures as well. Not sure yet.
Before you ask ......... yes there is more in Auction on eBay . The nuggets usd on this one was only a half strand that I found in all the larimar I picked from and was the only one just like this. That is why the larimar is in auction, every strand is so unique I couldn't build listings for it.