This is one of my selections from The Clamshell. It is called Amethyst Sage. Of course it has my favorite color, a pale shade of purple. The image created in the center by part of this stone reminds me of a tree. I love the shadings in the stone too, from the light shade of purple (lilac) to the rich sandy tones.
I found a number of wonderful stones at The Clamshell. There are a couple I have to research to find out what they are. Most of the vendors provided information about each stone. However there were a couple available at The Clamshell that weren’t labeled. I thought they were beautiful and knew that I would eventually find out what they are.
Here are a couple more of my purchases from The Clamshell……
These are called Picasso Stones. I am quite taken by the markings in these. They remind me of tree outlines. Plus I really like the unusual shapes of these. I think they will be great focal points in pendants.
This is one of my unidentified treasures. I think it might be a Lace Agate, but I’m not certain. I will run this one past Lexi to see if she can help me identify it. I was drawn to the patterns along with the purple and rust colors. Part of this stone seems subdued, but I think with the right design it will be quite stunning.
These are my mystery stones. Mystery Solved! Thanks to the wonderful slides of their work on The Clamshell’s website, I found that these are…..drum roll….. Dendritic Opal, White Base with Black Dendrites. VERY COOL I was intrigued by the unusual patterns and the stark black & white combinations. I think they will make interesting and beautiful pendants.
One of the great things I like about having a nice foundation and variety of stones is that I have an opportunity to come up with all kinds of design possibilities. I am finding that the designs I have on paper tend to evolve as I work on putting them together. I enjoy that immensely.
Hope you enjoyed these beauties. I still have more to share and remember, the best is yet to come.
Aspire to be more as an artist and a person!