Spring Dreams 2017

 

Welcome Back….I have discovered the fun world of lapidary!!  Where I take stone slabs about 3/8 thick and cut and grind and polish them into beaufiful cabochons that I can then wrap.  I will note as I add the pictures which stones I have made myself.  If I don’t mention the work that goes into a cabochon Then I probably didn’t work it.   I love creating these beautiful pendants – I put a minimum of 3 hours into each pendant that I create from the rock slab through the wrapping process.   I could and should charge a lot more but I simply want to make enough to pay for my habit.  You are the winner here!  

It is almost May!!!  Mother’s Day is almost here.  What would be a nicer gift than a handcrafted one of a kind necklace

Also note at the end of the post there are quite a few of my designs on CLEARANCE SALE!  There is nothing wrong with these pendants, but I need to make room for more (so I can keep up with my ‘habit’.   Hopefully there is something there that catches your eye!

(To see my latest creations click on  Continue Reading)

 

SOLD:  Rose gold wire weaving. This is a gorgeous one of a kind creations with matching earrings of Swarovski crystals and glass pearls. The pendant hangs on a rose gold chain. Since this is only my second attempt at wire weaving I am only charging $22.00 for this set. With more practice the price will increase so grab this beauty while you can

I mentioned that I have found that I enjoy doing the lapidary work on these stones.   To take a piece of rock and cut it and shape it and grind it and finally pollish it into a workable cabochon is very fulfilling.   Then I get to take that finished cab and wrap it in non tarnishing wrapping wire and create a work of art is such a thrill.

2 – This adorable little crazy lace agate PENDANT measures only 1 3/4 inch in length. The stone is a delicate 1 x 3/4 inch in size. I cut and ground and polished this stone and then wrapped it in antique copper. The matching earrings are 4mm Swarovski crystals hanging from hypoallergenic ear wires. Just $20.00 for the set
3 -Crazy Lace in Antique Copper. This section of the rock slab definitely called for the antique copper wire wraps. The silver tones washed out against it and the copper brings out the gorgeous colors. The length of the finished pendant is 2 1/4 inches long and it has lovely matching earrings also. $20.00 for the set
3 – Another picture of the Crazy Lace wrapped in Antique Copper. Although this is the largest of all four crazy lace pendants that I have it is still a smaller cabochon.)
4 – Square Crazy Lace …This is the only one of the four crazy lace agates that I have that I did NOT cut and grind and polish. I purchased this beautiful 1″ x 7/8″ almost square cabochon. I did wrap it however, by hand and I chose the antique copper to pull out the colors in the stone. Matching hypoallergenc earrings complete the set for just $20.00 ONE OF A KIND – handmade!

Now for some more beauties!!!   Remember, if you want something changed like the length of the chain or say, a toggle closure instead of a magnet closure no problem!  Just message me with your order – petalsoftjewelry@willden.org and the message will get right to me.

Golden tiger’s eye cab wrapped in gold non tarnishing wire wrap with a beautiful Swarovski crystal hanging in the middle. $20.00 with matching earrings
Another view of the Golden Tigers Eye. Please note that the earrings shown in this photo have been replaced by the set shown in the picture to the left
Oversized Geode Slice - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches with large chain. $20
This oversized slab of stone was cut from the center of a geode that never fully crystallized.  I wrapped it in non tarnishing silver tone wrap and hung it on a manly chain.     The stone is about 3 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches with large chain. $20/$10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Glass wrapped in nontarnishing silver tone wire wrap. This is a piece of sea glass (actual broken glass, possibly an old coke bottle, that has been tumbled in the ocean and lands back on shore with soft edges!) I found it on the beach in Florida! I have wrapped it simply with cross wraps and twists in order to let it stand on it’s own. Since the glass didn’t cost me anything I can sell this pendant and earrings for less – $14.00/!

 

CLEARANCE SALE ITEMS

Dragon Veins stone wrapped in gold tone nontarnishing wrapping wire. Gold tone chain with magnet closure $10.00. Handmade, one of a kind. $10.00/$5.00
Striated Jasper – full size 40 x 30mm cabochon wrapped in antique copper toned wrapping wire. 18 inch copper toned chain with magnet closure $10.00/$5.00 HAND MADE, ONE OF A KIND!

 

 

Green Adventurine full sized 40mm x 30 mm cabochon wrapped in silver tone non tarnishing wire wrap. Finished pendant is 2 3/8″ in length and it hangs on a silver tone chain with a toggle closure. Matching earrings $10.00/$5.00 HAND MADE, ONE OF A KIND!

 

That’s it for now….remember I guarantee my work – you have to be happy with your purchase or you can return it to me and I will reimburse you the full payment price.   I use top quality materials so you can be sure that you are getting your monies worth.

Susan