I haven't had a lot of time for blogging in the last few weeks with my pesky day job getting in the way. I have, however, continued to make a few things at night to unwind. Nothing complicated. Usually just something rhythmic in my hands that helps me relax at the end of long, long days.
I felt like making something earthy, and a bit raw like what I was seeing outside these days. I grabbed some gorgeous veined stones I bought back in August at Beadfest. I was at one of the vendors, can't remember the name of it, and I saw strands, and strands of stones for 50% off. I just could not walk away. I'm pretty sure these are jasper, but what type? I lost track in the frenzy that ensues with 'beads' and '50% off' in the same sentence. These greenish-grey-black stones were perfect to pair up with a set of tooled leather ends I got from Melinda Orr. Aren't they amazing? I love the green, earthy leaf pattern. I punched a few holes and strung the stones straight into the leather. This one feels substantial around the wrist and stacks in a lovely multi-layer of stone strands.