Have you joined the VIP Club yet? If you love jewelry you should because I am giving it away! If you look at the sidebar over there --->>> you will see the signup. Or you can simply click HERE. It's easy and fun to become part of the club!
These are the earrings I will be pulling a winner for shortly. Pretty red poppy and silver dangle earings! I do the giveaway twice a month
This past weekend I went to a small gem and mineral show a couple counties away. I've been to a big bead show but never a gem and mineral show so I was interested to visit since I don't know much about gemstones. All I really know is that gems and minerals are big stuff to rock hounds.
I find it amazing that something that starts out looking like a plain old piece of rock often contains some of Mother Nature's beauty and magic when cut and polished.
I saw a piece of Labradorite that had been sliced and polished and it was like falling into a fantastic universe all its own. I wish I had taken a photo. I was so interested in looking at everything and talking to vendors I forgot to pull out my phone!
I did pick up a few small pieces to create pendants with. I chose pieces that were odd shaped, no symmetry for me please!
The large piece is a rough-edged agate slice. And the smaller pieces are what the vendor called picture jasper. I apologize for the photos, it was a quick grab on the studio worktable late in the day and lighting was not the best for the white background so it tinged it a little blue.
The jasper is amazing to touch and run your fingers over, cool and soooo smooth! I loved the lavender and the stripe of pink slices of agate!
I've been listing some great Christmas gift ideas over at the Etsy store for the jewelry lovers on your list. And if you have any elephant lovers check out this unique Elephant Necklace.
Or maybe something smaller like a pair of small faux druzy posts?
I've got more pieces to photograph and list so I'll keep the goodies coming!
I wish all of you a happy upcoming weekend. Peace out y'all! ;)
Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail xxoo