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My favourite variety of jasper is “picasso jasper”, that earned its name due to picture-like markings. I swear sometimes the beads I get look like landscape or abstract paintings. And beautiful too.
As you can see I’m still fond of the spiky and asymmetric style when it comes to semi-precious stone pendants.
Mostly coral, but also some turquoise, coconut wood and other materials.
Available in the earrings section of my Etsy shop.
I couldn’t quite catch all the beauty of this stone on a photo, but I promise you, it shines on the whole surface, and the colours are a smooth gradient from yellowish green to almost turquoise. One of the most beautiful stones I’ve worked with.
I’ve got lots of turquoise beads, so most of the bracelets I’ve recently made includes some. It’s a great stone to work with, because there are very few other stones that don’t go with it. Most green, red, blue, brown and yellow do anyway. I’m experimenting with wire wrapping beads to use them as a focal piece. Also, trying to include some handmade hammered clasps and other elements every now and then.
The bracelets are available in my Etsy shop.
Remember the beads from my previous post? I decided to use them in a bracelet after all. I had some beautiful raw amber beads and various matching jasper and turquoise pieces and I like this colour combination.
The second one took me a major part of a day, because I had an idea, which proved to be poor, then I had to redesign the whole piece, make another wire wrapped element and attach it. What I used was dichroic glass cabs, artisan lampwork glass beads and various metal elements.