Black agate pendant

I have a lot of black agate ovals, small ones I used for the gothic pendants and big ones, like this one. They’re hard to photograph, though, as the surface is very smooth and tends to reflect everything when not in the right angle. And what I want to show, is the night sky blackness of it and the lovely banding. Still, a minor reflection visible on this one. Available on Etsy.

Winter frost pendant

I gave up. I bought sterling silver wire, and decided to make a few items for those who whine that copper jewellery is not “true jewellery”. Sterling silver is not bad to work with, the wire I’ve got is softer than the silver plated copper I’m used to, so it’s easier not to make mistakes. Unfortunately it’s also about ten times more expensive. This agate slab just rocks! It reminds me of frost, or a winter …

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Agate and copper pendant

I’ve been having problems taking really good photos of my jewellery lately, because I’m sick and don’t want to go outside to take them on a balcony. When I get better I promise to take some better ones, but for now this wil have to do. UPDATE: Managed to take a better photo. As you’ve probably noticed, I’m going through an agate phase. I’m never entirely sure which wire to choose, but in this case …

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Agate slab pendant

I got carried away with this one, a little bit. I thought that banding on the right side of this bead was boring, so there would be no harm in making some complicated wrapping there and leave the left side unobscured. Also, I couldn’t decide which wire to use, but figured they look nice combined. I might exploit this idea more in the future. The tiny red agate beads I used for decoration look like …

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Wrapping irregular agate slabs

Wrapping these irregular slabs of agate proved to be more challenging than I had thought. First, some of them are drilled in stupid spots. Second, I can’t just wrap them around, like I do with sea glass, because I don’t want to obscure the beautiful banding and crystals on them. Third, it’s often hard to make a decission which side I want on the front. Fourth, I don’t have wire that goes with them alone …

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New beads

I wanted to share with you some of the interesting beads I’ve just got. Picasso jasper (also called “red creek jasper”, as far as I know), every bead looks like an abstract painting. Being a painter, I really love this. Some gorgeous druzy agate, with interesting banding: And black agate with white banding, that I bought for goth style jewellery, but who knows what I’ll make out of it: