Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Appalachian Morn Pendant

The Graveyard Plume Agate pendant that I posted about last Saturday is taking me longer to set than I expected. I'm still working on it and hope to give you an update very soon but I had to put it aside for a little bit because I got a couple of custom orders that have to be in the front of my queue.

So what am I working on in the meantime?  I have an order for a double-sided pendant with a Prudent Man Agate.

Can you believe this stone!  It looks like an expressionist painting of a forested valley in full foliage, complete with a blue sky with billowy clouds.

And with the "leaf-motif" in mind  (OK, who gets that obtuse reference???!!!), I cut out a maple leaf on the back which I hand drew with a marker.

(Hey, and unlike the last time, I only broke 2 saw blades cutting the leaf out!  I must be getting better!)

I really love the earthy look of this stone.  I still have a couple of these cabs left (I bought all I could get my hands on and I wish I had more)  and I think I may eventually have to make a necklace for myself to keep.

The pendant is obviously still a work in progress.  I have a lot of finishing, and sanding to do.  There will also be appliques of leaves on the front and back like I did in a similar necklace that I had in my shop recently.  (Plus more details.  :-)

I'll keep you updated on the progress and on the progress of several other things I'm working on at the same time too.

(Teaser:  I just have an awesome triangular Morrisonite  cab which I just made into a pendant with a double-layer setting.  Still not photographed and still not in my Etsy shop.  You'll be the first to see it here.)

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  1. Gemheaven said...
    beautiful beautiful work!!!
    hopestudios said...
    omg, that is exquisite!

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