This first one is an aqua terra jasper bead - this is one of my favorite stones. The sea green color with the tan inclusions never bores me!
|Aqua terra jasper bead wrapped in sterling silver wire.|
Next is a mariposite cabochon wrap. This one is fairly large at over 2 inches long. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to set this one, actually, because my first stone broke! Thankfully, I had purchased it from a local couple and she was able to make me another - from her last piece of stock! I like the new stone even more than the old one - it has a bit more green in it.
|Mariposite cabochon set in a sterling silver wire wrap.|
Finally, I have a rhodochrosite bead accented with smoky quartz. I think this stone is remarkable for its natural pink color and crystalline banding throughout! I still have a few beads left - I pull them out to use them about once a year.
|Rhodochrosite and smoky quartz in a sterling silver wire weave.|
Thanks for looking and happy creating!