Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I was fortunate to obtain some really nice Mexican amber last fall, and am finally working with it. Of course, a lot of what I got was bigger pieces, so fun! This ring is approximately an inch and a half by an inch and a half, by almost an inch tall! This cab even has an insect in it! Mexican amber is fairly rare, and is highly prized for being clear and natural. Apparently Baltic amber is almost always treated, which is disappointing! So, I'm very glad to have this yummy, glowing, Mexican amber! I will have a good selection of amber jewelry at my shows this summer.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I created and soldered all the sterling links in this bracelet, as well as the 9 heart and love sterling charms. The beads are amethyst, rose quartz, rhodonite and rhodochrosite, which are love stones, as well as tourmaline, sodalite, and a couple of glass beads for a bit of sparkle. This bracelet is $275.