I’ve been putting off writing this post for a long time, simply because it’s been a long time since I posted. That’s just silly. Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve written here, and no, that’s not the end of the world, nor does it require a lengthy novel on why I haven’t been here. The pressure we put on ourselves to share and to show up often, or at least in my case, suppresses our actual creativity.
Anyway, I just wanted to pop in to show you a couple of my new favorites necklaces. I’m working on a winter update to some of my previous designs, and these are two new versions of the Coastal no.11 necklace. Gorgeous, are they not?
This one kind of reminds me of kelp, swaying in the ocean current/breeze. If kelp was blue. And a stone. Kyanite has been one of my favorite stones since the first time I laid eyes on it. The crystal structure is so interesting; like flat layers of shale, but translucent, in shades of the sea.
Just look at those sweet little garnets in there! Aren’t they just a lovely contrast to the blue/green/brownish shades in the kyanite stones?
This, my friends… this is my new best friend, moss aquamarine. It’s a special type of aquamarine (a variety of beryl, for all you stone geeks) that has more color shifts and inclusions (little bits of rock within the rock, basically) than standard aquamarine. I’ve been seeing it around the bead shows for a year or two now, but it’s quite, ahem, pricey. It’s not hard to see why. Long story short, I finally bought a strand this year!
Because my budget wasn’t astronomical and I just have to make a necklace for myself, there will be only one of these lovelies available in the shop. It’s possible that I may find another strand down the road, but there is just one necklace for now.
I’ll be adding several more new pieces to the shop as I design & photograph them. There are so many lovely new stones to show you! Tourmaline and more kyanite, turquoise, garnet, rutilated quartz, tiny double-pointed quartzes… I love them all.