I think all of America can agree on one thing. We are tired of Winter and ready for Spring to behave.
We had a good couple of days here in Georgia, but it got cool again and we have had so much rain and it's back today. I am so tired of rain. I know the whole, April showers bring May flowers, thing, but March was so overcast and rainy.
I am ready for sunny, warm, and dry weather. I know you guys with snow are definitely ready for a change!
I ordered and got in some beautiful new gemstones this week. One kind in particular stood out and I made a few pieces yesterday.
They are made with Amber, Honey, Yellow Heliodor. It is part of the beryl family like Emerald and Aquamarine. It was found sometime between 1910-1913. I found a couple of conflicting years, but it is named from the Greek for "gift from the sun." These beautiful little golden pieces of Heaven look like the sun and are so bright and cheery it was easy to get inspired while working with them.
They are also called golden beryl. Which sounds like golden bear, and they do like the color of the bears filled with honey at the store!
In this pair of earrings I had to resist my temptation not to add too much. I love my Karen Hill Tribe beads and putting them with gemstones, but the yellow of the Heliodor and the White African Opal looked so lovely together they didn't need accenting. Just click on any title and it will take you to the listing.
Amber Honey Heliodor and African White Opal
I also got in cornflower blue Kyanite that looks like a pretty blue sky so I added them in with the yellow. I did put Karen Hill Tribe silver beads with these. They really make the blue pop!
Honey Heliodor and Blue Kyanite
These are White Silverite (titanium coated) Sapphire cube stones. I have 925 Sterling Silver Pave Diamond wheel spacer beads between them and the Heliodor. These turned out really pretty. I have them on ear threaders, but can put them on any kind of ear wire.
White Silverite Sapphire Pave Diamond Honey Heliodor
This pair is Green Onyx with Pave Rose Cut Diamond spacers. The color of green is gorgeous and one day I will go to a place that has that color of water. They are also on Sterling Silver ear threaders with the U arch that cradles the ear lobe for a more secure and stable fit.
Emerald Green Onyx Pave Rose Cut Diamond
I will be listing these later today. They are African White Opal, Herkimer Diamond, and AAA quality Black Diamond Nuggets on Oxidized Sterling Silver chain and 925 Sterling Silver ear wires.
I am so excited about these coming soon additions. I am working on them to get them ready for listing. They are Genuine Natural Lead Free Dye Indian Leather Cord necklaces with Sterling Silver clasps and ends and a variety of Karen Hill Tribe Silver beads and Sterling Silver charms. I have so many pretty colors and such a variety of charms and beads! I am adding some of the Pave Rose Cut Diamond charms to them also. The bottom two are necklaces for men.