Shame 'plethora' is such an ugly sounding word or that title woulda worked better...
For all you jewellery lovers out there I have a tasty feast of eye candy today. Plus some stuff that I made :p
First off - I still haven't sanded & polished the weekend's lentil beads and realistically I can't see it happening before Friday now so here they are in their unfinished form.
First off - the best of the bunch
The beads I made out of the remainder of the red mix
Best of the blue/pink/silver
And the remainder
And these were made out of the scrappy leftovers from the previous 2 mixes (believe it or now, quite a lot of creamy gold went onto the red ones!)
Now... the Scheherazade necklace and earrings set - slightly better picture although blue goldstone is an absolute bitch to photograph. Its a little chunky for my personal taste.
And the first of the necklace connecters to go with the previously made red pendant (not yet finished)
And finally, these turned up today. I almost never use gemstones, partially because I sell Swarovski crystal for a living and so have lots of it lying around and partially because I'm not really an earth-tones kinda gel, however I've been looking for this stuff for ages - its titanium coated druzy (druzy is a generic name for the tiny little quartz crystals that sometimes form within rocks) and the titanium coating means it comes in a whole range of completely non-natural shades :p They're gorgeous. Far better than expected, I was absolutely blown away by this lot.
The druzy came from www.druzygems.com