Thursday, March 19, 2009

What I Did On My Vacation

I went shopping of course!  Bead shopping and gem shopping and I even managed to buy a few unrelated items like garden clogs and gloves.  

Yesterday I sat in my studio and put out all my pretty purchases.   It was almost overwhelming.  Where to start?  I picked this lovely blue Goldstone piece I found.  It was quite an unexpected find actually.  There is a place called "Reptile Land" on the way to my son's home.  Hubby and I both hate reptiles so we joke about it every time we drive by.  I fooled him and pulled in on the way home.  We avoided the creepy crawly things exhibits but we did have fun in the gift shop.  I can deal with the fluffy, colorful stuffed versions of reptiles.  I didn't get to see the whole thing because I found a whole rack of "pretty rocks" as Don calls them.  This "pretty rock" was among them.   Photographing Goldstone is next to impossible.  All the flecks you see are actually sparkles inside the stone!  I hope you like it.  Wire wrapping is my second love, next to beading.

Blue Goldstone Sterling Wrapped Pendant

1 comment:

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

That pendant is gorgeous!

P.S. Visited Etsy! WOW! So much gorgeous stuff and reasonably priced too! I'm still gonna purchase that necklace!