Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More bead porn: turquoise cabochons

This week I'll be posting some photos of some new beads that I bought. Yesterday's post was on the new Red Creek Jasper. Today, turquoise.

First, a single lovely little teardrop cabochon. I loved the color and the pattern, bought it the instant I saw it, and already made a bezel setting for it! (Yes, I had a busy -but wonderful- weekend at my soldering station.)
I haven't decided whether it'll be a ring or a pendant. It's a perfect size for either. (Any opinions?)

The same dealer had some little intensely blue Sleeping Beauty cabs. He must have had hundreds rattling around in a box and my daughter spent at least 20 minutes sorting through them to find matching pairs for me to make earrings with. (Hey, 20 minutes is an eternity for a 13 yr-old.)
I'll have no problem thinking up designs for these little beauties. And they should keep me busy (and out of trouble) for a while.

The most jaw-dropping stones I saw at the show were intensely blue labradorite cabs. I have never ever seen stones of this color or quality.

It's so difficult to capture the iridescence of labradorite. But I had no problem capturing the iridescence of the stones I bought. Every photo was perfect. Unfortunately, I won't be posting the photos until.....tomorrow.




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6 Comments:

  1. HouseThatCrowBuilt said...
    Can't wait to see the labradorite! It is my favorite stone.
    Virginia Burnett said...
    You are such a tease. Can't wait to see the Labradorite!
    Contrariwise said...
    It's coming Wednesday and it's MAGNIFICENT!
    raquel roysdon said...
    Your blog is exciting!
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    OH! You TEASE! I LOVE Labradorite, and I can't wait to see yours.
    Contrariwise said...
    I brought all my purchases to work on Monday for "show and tell". And, literally, people gasped when they saw the labradorite.

    I can't wait to set them. I just hope the settings will be able to do the stones justice.

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