Monday, August 11, 2014

Pretty, sparkly things!

Hello....... two posts in one day!!! WHAT!!!! This is a non-stamping related share, but a hobby that I love.

I love gemstones, I have been an avid gem and mineral collector since I was in middle school. I started to make jewelry years ago, nothing too fancy - but I think they're pretty?!!

I thought I'd show off some of the pretty things I've been busy with lately!! I love bracelets - and bright colours and I'm completely in love with all the blue, and bluey (not sure if that's a word?!) tones... like Stampin' Up!s Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon... such lovely tones. It's funny, when I became a demonstrator a year or so ago all colours were just colours. Now they are referred to by Stampin' Up! colour families... my husband thinks it's funny and that I'm weird, maybe I am.. I call it unique! My living room is a lovely Bermuda Bay colour, not whatever it really is... things like that! Well, here are a few of the things I crafted up, a bunch of bracelets and some necklaces... I made more, but here are some to show off.
The march of the bracelets...
Some pretty, sparkly crystals, Turquoise, Bronzite... oh so pretty!!
More sparkly crystals (they are really popular right now), with some Zebra Jasper
Blue Lace Agate, oh and more crystals...

Impression Stone Jasper, oh so pretty colours (lost lagoon?!) and more crystals
My favourite stone... Labradorite - can be found in Canada too!! This picture really doesn't do it justice, when the light hits it just right you can see a fun display of blues, yellows, greens and purples... I just love this stone!
 This one is really simple, but it's bright orange and has sparkly crystals... what's not to like?

Now for the parade of necklaces... 
Some sponge coral, and crystals
Crackled Quartz and Mother of Pearl Shells
This one is made of glass beads, but three different lovely shades of blue (like an ombre effect) with a couple of crystals - well, just because! 
Some Mother of Pearl shell beads, and more crystals... 
Smoky Quartz, AB crystals in black and grey tones with some Black Onyx with Pyrite infused...  very pretty stones! 
Chinese turquoise with Mother of Pearl shells - I love the turquoise with the grey tones, very calming.
I hope you've enjoyed looking at some of my creations (non-stamping!).... As you can tell, I get bored easily... hense all the hobbies! Enjoy your day - I've got some more playtime before work!!
Thanks for stopping by!

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