Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Matte Finish Chalcedony

I must admit that I don't really understand these beads, but I knew I had to have them as soon as I saw them.  They are honey colored chalcedony with a matte finish.  I have no idea how they do that and I didn't think to ask at the time of purchase.



While making these earrings, I was about to attach the drop to the earwire, when I thought "booooring".  Then I had a stroke of brilliance -- it happens so rarely.  I added that beautiful vermeil spacer to the mix.  Wow, I thought, that looks great!  It adds to the warmth of the chalcedony and golden pearl and provides a nice contrast to the oxidized silver.

Just when you think you've run out of new ideas ......

5 comments:

Pricilla said...

I love the glow of chalcedony...it is amazing isn't it?

Stroke of brilliance indeed!

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Beautiful! Love those flashes of insight :)

Brandi said...

It's the little touches that really make things shine! Love it!

The Jewelry Box said...

The perfect addition to a beautiful pair of earrings! Love the Chalcedony!

Orion Designs said...

Thank you all very much!