Saturday, October 3, 2009

Gemstones and Mushrooms

I went to another gem show last Saturday and picked up a few more strands. I'm into facetted rondelles right now.


I picked up a few really rough strands of turquoise and some other stones. Funny...the ones I thought were the coolest were the cheapest.


I also got some silver. This is a small size chain..the discs are about 4mm. Nice and shiny...but not for long. I'll be dropping it into some LOS to give it a nice aged look.


Lou came home with another cigar box for me today. Perfect for storing all the gemstones.


Now for the mushrooms....seems like the lawn has become a mushroom farm. We found another large bunch of mushrooms today. Really cool shapes.


The undersides were really amazing.


5 comments:

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

love the beads! hope we get to see what you create with them :)

Narrative jewelry said...

In fact, all those strands are gorgeous, but something says me it would become beautiful jewelry :-)

Have a nice day Gail,

xox

virtuallori said...

Me too with the faceted rondelles -- can't get enough of them!

Katie said...

The beads are great! the mushrooms are awesome!!

Susan Dilger said...

Ok, now you have me craving rondelles, you trend-setter, you!!!