Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Open, Sesame!

mint green kiwi or sesame jasper with onyx and silver by laurastaley.etsy.comThis piece was made from Sesame Jasper, black onyx, and silver. My oldest daughter loves this stone. The beads look like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Really! My younger daughter made a necklace, bracelet and earring set for her older sister for her 16th birthday. I borrow it all the time. It looks really nice with teal and black, or cool greens. The stone is truly stunning.

kiwi or sesame jasper with onyx by laurastaley.etsy.com
One of the best things about making jewelry is being able to work with such beautiful materials. My favorite is semi-precious stone. I am constantly amazed at the variety of stones and their beauty. What a statement as to the glory and wonder of God's creation.

6 comments:

posh_post said...

oh these are really beautiful laura! are these what your daughter did?

you have a very beautiful blog. i will add you to my blog roll. :-)

Melissa said...

Yes these are lovely, and at least it wont go to your hips like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I agree, there are so many unique, and different gemstones to work with. Some people have never even heard of, or seen. I love to learn about them, collect them, as well as make jewelry with them.

Laura said...

This set is one I've made for sale. The one made for my daughter has oval beads, and a bracelet. It's equally beautiful. The color is just amazing!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

very pretty indeed!

Always Amy said...

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If you sign up, give me a yell & let me know what you think!

Always,
Amy

P.S. I come by here almost every night when I do my EC drops. Your blog is one of my favorites. Keep up the beautiful work! :)

Leslie said...

Those are really pretty. I bet the oval beads are cool too.