Saturday, February 27, 2010

What's on my workbench right now


This beautiful Graveyard Point Plume agate!

I just got it this week from Gemcutter, a lapidarist who has a shop on Etsy.  Right as I type this I have a couple of sketches for pendants, for this cab and a Morrisonite Jasper,  sitting on the desk and I will be heading to my workshop to create!

I haven't made ANYTHING all week.  I had a huge deadline at work that kept me busy and stressed - but it's over now.  It's Saturday morning and no one's home  -  which means I can play!

Check back later to see what I've made.  This is the first time I'm setting a freeform cab like this, so this should be interesting.


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13 Comments:

  1. Beadwright said...
    Wow this is amazing!!!

    Nicole/Beadwright
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks. I grabbed this cab as soon as it got listed.

    At this point, I've finished the bezel and the backing and I'm deciding if I'm ready to set that stone - or if I need to modify the design.
    BeadedTail said...
    That is so pretty! I love the shape and the colors!
    nancy said...
    Great looking stone, am thinking you'll place the rough edge on the top??? Let's see !! Nancy
    hopestudios said...
    coooool! can't wait to see what you design!
    Valerie said...
    Looking forward to seeing this beautiful stone in a finished piece! Its gorgeous!
    TeriBaskett said...
    I'd love to se an example of your design work from initial design to finish with such an odd-shape stone!
    Fin said...
    I was taking a look around and your things are really lovely!

    Meg
    Contrariwise said...
    Nancy,
    I was thinking to have the rough edges on the bottom. But since I saw your comment, I'm not so sure. I'm still thinking about it.
    Contrariwise said...
    TeriBaskett,

    The pendant is still in a rough stage - I haven't set the stone or finished the bezel, and I think I am going to add something to the back.

    So I got my camera and am taking some picture of "the work in progress." I think that will make a great post. Thanks for the great idea.
    Contrariwise said...
    Fin,
    Thank you very much.
    Gemheaven said...
    Oh I wondered who had this wonderful stone ~ can't wait to see what you have created :)
    maneki said...
    What a gorgeous stone! Love the shape and pattern.*drool*

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