Back to the sea

Gemstones, Jewelry, Jewelry making, Rings

I’ll blame my preoccupation with all things ocean/sea-related on the fact I’m a Pisces. Whatever it is, here I am again, producing pieces of jewelry with gemstones that originate in the sea. The first is a gorgeous green, white and red little ocean jasper, complete with its lovely orbs. The second is a black fossil coral, also a beauty. I find them so fascinating to look at, each in their very unique way…

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Life as a Pisces…

Gemstones, Jewelry, Rings

Is it just me or are all Pisceans in love with everything to do with water, and especially the sea? I find myself veering towards choices that involve the ocean, the sea, a lake, a river, or a pond. OK, not so much a pond. Don’t like the murky stuff on the bottom….Still, the water is often the greatest.

I definitely gravitate towards sea-related gemstones as well. Just finished this ring today that features a *gorgeous* ocean jasper cabochon. The colors are incredible….

So, I want to know – are all Pisces drawn to the sea? Please let me know….

Fall is in the air

Gemstones, Rings

As the air starts to get nippy, as it did today in Toronto, my thoughts turn to fall colors, making soup, and what kind of jewelry I want to make to suit the chilly times ahead. So I dug through my collection of stones and retrieved this gorgeous oval morrisonite cabochon I bought this summer but was waiting to use. Here you have the ring I made from it – a simple sterling bezel setting on a double half-round band. I gave the works a satin finish. I’m just loving the muted blues, greens, caramel and grey in this stone. Makes me want to go search for my winter woolies.

A piece of the sea

Jewelry, Materials, Rings

Here’s the finished ring I made from the lovely piece of English sea glass I posted yesterday. I love capturing these little beauties in sterling so that we can wear a little piece of the sea everyday….I gave the sterling a high polish, which I think contrasts nicely with the frosted glass. More to come….