Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fall Colors :: Jasper

Each month my Esty Blogging team does a challenge, and this month the theme is to look to nature for inspiration and Fall colors. Well that's easy enough, so what took me until the end of the month?! 

I decided to create a simple choker using a gorgeous jasper focal, some copper detail, leather and a little black to draw out the veining in the stone.

I love japser; it is one of my favorite stones. Of any of the stones I have built up in my stash, jasper is absolutely top 5. I never get tired of it as there are so many varieties to choose from. Half the fun is trying to figure out exactly which one it is. I thought this one was red poppy jasper, but my friend Therese is guessing leopard skin jasper. Let us know if you have a better guess!

14 comments:

My Amazing Days said...

Wow, it's so pretty! I would wear that while shooting my Nerf bow and arrows!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Beautifully rendered, Cynthia! I can SO identify with your comment: "Well that's easy enough, so what took me until the end of the month?" I find the so-called "simple" designs are not always intuitive, but present after significant time reflecting.

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful necklace Cynthia. I am a huge fan of Jasper myself it is such a warm gemstone and comes in so many varieties and some are so close that they are really hard to tell the difference. I believe that your pendant is really Leopard Skin Jasper, but I could be mistaken.
Therese

Alice said...

A gorgeous piece! I love all kinds of Jaspers too and I need to get stocked up on these beautiful beads as I'm completely out!!!

Christine Altmiller said...

This is beautiful~very simple, with the focus completely going toward the jasper. I could easily see this being a piece someone wears every single day~their signature style created by You :-)

BackstoryBeads said...

Leather and copper were the perfect choices to put the focus on the beautiful, warm colors in that gorgeous jasper.

Duni said...

Wow, that focal is gorgeous as is the necklace!
Well done, Cynthia!

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Magic Love Crow said...

What a stunning necklace!!! Love the stone! So dramatic!

Caron Michelle said...

Your creativity knows no bounds! This is an awesome design. Love it!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

You’ve made something special again!Beautiful design, lovely colors!Congrats!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful in its simplicity! I have to agree with Therese in this likely being red leopardskin jasper. I used to make studs using that cab. I only have the plain leopardskin at the moment that look just like this but without the red tones.

Bobbie said...

Simple is HARD to do! And of course, you did it beautifully. It's easy to add a little here and there to distract the eye, but I love that you trusted the beauty of the stone to dazzle with just the elegance of understated accompaniment. Yummy!

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