Thursday’s workshop at the Riverwalk Bead Shop and Gallery with Fredericka, Dale and Nancy.
Dale and Fredericka did more fold-forming with Maggie. Both completed earrings and Dale is working on a pendant. I will follow up later with photos of what they made.
Nancy completed the jasper pendant she started working on at my house on Monday. Here it is!
Here’s a possibility for you Leslie. It’s sterling with a eudialyte stone, which was mined in Canada. The size is more comparable to your larimar. A little longer and narrower. The stone has some interesting spiritual qualities:
“Eudialyte is considered a personal power stone that increases and revitalizes one’s personal power. Psychically, eudialyte helps with clairaudience, manifestation, and psychic resonance and abilities, and is a psychically protective stone. It is sometimes considered a “fine tuner”. Eudialyte is also a stone of the heart, bringing harmony of heart matters, and dispelling jealousy. As eudialyte combines pink and red, it also brings the root and heart chakras into alignment, as well as activating the heart chakra. Emotionally it is helpful for learning to trust oneself and others, and eases compulsive behavior and thinking. Physically, eudialyte is good for healing the emotions, increasing vitality, eye problems, pancreas, thyroid, and purifying the blood.”
Here are a few of the new sterling wide-band rings I’ve been playing with recently. The red one is a large middle-finger dinner ring with a moukite cabochon. Next to it there’s a faceted topaz.
The ring with the blue stone is actually three minerals, one of which is pyrite. The ring on the right is rutilated quartz.