Thursday, August 11, 2011

I used to be anti-cab...

I still am if your intent is to do bead embroidery around it.
I can't stress enough how much I like a well-cut bead for an embroidery focal....
if it's going to be set in stone...
I'll take a cab.

These are amethyst drusy.
They're itty bitty droplet sizes that will become a ring for my little sis with a February birthday.

Banded agate in a perfect dome that reminds me of the ocean hitting the sand.
It's also destined for the finger of another little sis and will probably be worn all fall.

This Crazy Lace Agate was purchased in answer to a request for pink from the third little sis.
(They are all forever at a loss for pink...I seem to be the only one in the family with no true love for the color!)
This little sis doesn't wear rings or bracelets, so it will inevitably become a necklace.

Picasso Jasper.
Mine and gorgeous.
It will be a necklace definitely, I'm just waiting on it to get here.

These days I'm feeling not quite so anti-cab...
I do believe it's the possibilities...
Now...if I can only find the time!

Enjoy your Wednesday!


  1. You have found some gorgeous ones! I'm impressed! It's amazing how much beauty an be found in a simple rock.

  2. Hi,Marcie-What a fantastic collection of cabs.I'd hardly wait to bezel them:-)
    Beautiful colors,fabulous gemstones.
    This is,what I like and recently also have bought some.I am finishing one pendant with one of them.

  3. Those drusies are gorgeous! And so small! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

  4. I love gemstones and you have some beauties, your little sisters are fortunate to have a very talented older sister.

  5. What a beautiful selection! Love those amethyst drusys in particular. Can't wait to see what they all turn out like!

  6. Gorgeous stones! I am sure they will be turned into some beautiful works of art!