Saturday, May 14, 2011

May is here!

After a long time I am posting again. Next Tuesday I will start a jewelry design class. I am curious about it because as I mentioned before I barely design, I just play with what I have on my bench.

I have been buying stones from Superior Agates and Magpie Gemstones. Many of them are.....labradorites! I have aquamarine, rhodonite, labs and a brown cabochon, plus some agates. I want to make a sculpture with one of the labradorites but I have the sketches in my mind! I've been feeling a bit lazy to put them into paper. The other cabochons will become rings or pendants.

From Magpie I've got iolites (love the color, it's kinda between purple and blue), marquise labradorite briolettes, free form labs, green amethysts and......4 sea urchin spikes (I don't know how they are called in english) which measure around 6 and 8 cm. They called my attention since I have never seen one and I find them interesting for a jewelry project.

That is all for now. I will go back to classes next week after a long time....I feel a bit nervous, as if it was my first day of school!

Wishing you a nice weekend and a good month,



  1. Can hardly wait to see what you make with your pretties! :D

  2. I need silver desperately! Hopefully there are things I can recycle but it won't be enough...sigh.