Monday, January 23, 2012

New Work

I've been bad....my Christmas gift from My Hubby was a table computer which I just LOVE. But, it came with a kindle app, and this spelled trouble. I've read 6 books since Christmas! And this means I've been spending a lot of time outside of the studio. Bad Me.... ;) I got back in the swing this last weekend with a trip to the local gem show. While we were searching for new things I came across these Rosella opal cabs and just had to have them. They have an amazing glow and beautiful yellow and lime color.











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  1. Sa-weet! I have a stack of this material that I need to cut and polish more of as I am totally in love with the color. I've never heard them called Rosella opal but do know that they're an Australian stone and they take a polish beautifully, as these two pieces show. Lovely color and lovely work :: lynn

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    1. Hi Lynn,

      This is the first time I've seen this stone, what do you call it?

      Evie

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    2. When I bought the slabs, the guy told me it was just common opal that he bought in rough form in Australia so I've just called it a common opal from Australia. I've made a few pieces of jewelry from what I cabbed and it is just luscious, as your beautiful work shows and now I'm glad I at least have the Rosella name to attach to it! If you want more cabs, convo me through flickr or etsy and I'll dig out what I have left but I can tell you this - I'm ready to start setting more after seeing these! I'm in love with the top one :: lynn

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  2. Evie, now I want to know what books you have been reading :)

    I LOVE the textural qualities to your new stones :)

    Hope you are staying dry and having a great Tuesday, cheers, T. :)

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    1. Hi T!
      I got caught up in Terri Reid's Mary O'Rielly Paranormal Mysteries. The are fun, easy reads. Right now I'm reading Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. I love these new stones!!! The color is amazing when the light hit them.
      Stay dry!! KGW is teasing us with sun breaks Friday and Saturday...Hope so.
      Evie

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  3. Love those pendants, the stones are lovely!

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    1. Thanks! Just love the color in these stones!

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