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San Francisco, Ca, United States
I am a woman, wife, mother. I love the life i've lived and the life i live now. i love my partner, my 5 children, my friends and my home. I also love creating jewelry for the beautiful women who want to look chic, have fun, and love the lives they live too!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ruby Red Jade

Hope you have all been well! back to school for some & an end of summerish feeling for others. in any case, a shift in the feel of things wouldn't you say? i've been working on a 'bunch of things' as you would say if you were american or 'a ton of stuff' if you are english. anyhow, i have recently come across an ample supply of lovely jade rondelles; i love jade because it can mimic so many other gems. it can be dyed in so many colors and i have acquired jade in ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue, amethyst purple and citrine yellow... i started with the ruby red which i have handwired with goldfilled wire into a lengthy 'Y' necklace typical of the teresat style. these beautiful ruby red jade rondelles are slighter larger than the genuine ruby rondelles i also work with - if this were genuine ruby - it would cost a small fortune because of the gem weight & cut! however, be assured, i do put as much love & labor into these pieces, regardless of provenance! so this piece (pictured), is long; about 45" actually, measured to the base of the crystal.  this rather splendid crystal is pretty huge i would say - and not for the faint hearted.  it is absolutely gorgeous and i was very happy to finally use it, given that it had lain in my bag of tricks for over a year with no design in mind.  it is a multi-faceted austrian crystal measuring approx  1" across & one & a half inches in length.  it is a shimmering raspberry red and pretty mesmerising i must say!  perhaps if i gaze into it long enough, i will see my future!
i suppose i could have photographed & shown you this raspberry crystal pendant before i had used it, & placed the jade rondelles beside it; then shown you the work in progress & so on.  this next photo is of a collection of carved turquoise jade flowers i have a mind to use. 
each flower measures approx one & a half inch across. on one hand i would like to use them on turqoise beads; clustered to the side or optionally to the front on say, an 18 - 20" length; on the other hand, i love to occasionally put turquoise with smoky quartz.  i think this would dress the turquoise up, much more sophis!  leave it with me & i shall show you the final result ... 'shortly' :)   in the meantime, keep your eye on - i am putting new designs into the web store this week and hope you will find something that you like! 

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