Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Getting My Rocks Off on Hump Day

I skipped Sari Monday this week and am also skipping Thursday's Thing* tomorrow, so I thought I would slip a little something in today.

These are some of the rocks I got at the Jersey Shore last month.

 The first one is called Manhattan Schist.  I am told that "they are known for their presence of visible flaky or tabular minerals aligned in a cleavage.  Rich in Micas"  (Thank you, my dear friend, for that info :-D  They didn't teach us that at GIA.  And Thank You for the shore getaway :-D ).  I used Erin Fickert-Rowland's Gypsy Trade Beads in this necklace.  Love them so much!
I also put Swarovski bicones and steel colored seed beads on Fireline to complete the chain.
It was VERY hard to photograph this one, but trust me, This Rock Shines!  

I E-6000ed the black rock onto the grey and used Beadalon and Peanut Beads for the simple chain.

More E-6000 on the orange and white rocks.  Grey/brown matte seed beads and frosted white peanut beads on Fireline for the chain.

All simple stringing...just letting the Rocks be the Stars...and those Beautiful Gypsy Trade Beads!

Thanks to JWM and to Erin for making these necklaces possible :-D


Sweet Freedom said...

I really like the one with the red beads: nice contrast!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Holy crap I LOVE these! you have such an eye for bringing out the beauty in nature!!! That little red twist over the rock ... I literally gasped

Bobbie said...

Very cool - rock on, girl!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are awesome! Mica was something I was obsessed with as a kid. We used to spend time in the summer up at the lakes in NH and I would find tons of shiny rocks! You are getting so creative with the rocks. It is wonderful that you can take an ordinary piece of nature and turn it into something so beautiful. :)

Gloria said...

Each one has a story, the colors and textures jump off the screen. Beautiful designs!

Unknown said...

Ooooh, the gray with the red. Stunning!

Introverted Art said...

the second one is gorgeous.

Liz said...

The title to your post is too much, how funny! You have scavenged some beauties and made them sweet and sexy. Never thought I'd say that about a rock that wasn't cut and polished :D

LisaS said...

Very original! I really like that first one but they are all perfect for casual summer ;)

Karen S said...

these are gorgeous. Can you tell me the name of the chain in the red piece that you say incorporates peanut beads with the black stone glued onto the lighter one with mica?
Karen S