Friday, July 24, 2009

Carnelian

I'm quickly becoming a carnelian lover. I've always liked the stone, but lately my like has evolved into a love. In my early days of jewelry making, I used lots of round carnelian beads and mixed it often with poppy jasper. While I still like that combination, I now more often opt to leave out any other stones and simply focus on the spiciness of the carnelian itself.

I've sold quite a few pairs of carnelian earrings since my focus has changed with this stone.
handmade jewelry earrings carnelian sterling silver oxidized
These earrings feature great faceted coin shaped carnelian beads and are brand new in my etsy shop. This second pair of earrings is a lot simpler.




Recently, I purchased a strand of these 4mm faceted carnelian from my friend Deb. You should check out her gem shop on etsy, Crysallis Gems. She has some gorgeous strands of gems and pearls.

4 comments:

cindy shake said...

They do have a unique color... I really like the way you use your wire. The wire slightly wrapped at the top near the round beads is beautiful and artful.

Alison Kelley said...

I love them as well! They have a color in them that shines like the sun, it evokes light and happiness for me :) I love your coin earrings, they're beautiful!

Orion Designs said...

thank you both!

Pricilla said...

I love it too and I believe I have those same rounds ;)