August 21


My New Favorite Semi-Precious Stones

By Emily Wilke

August 21, 2014

gem fair, materials, semi-precious stones

semi-precious stones, lapis, spiny oyster, tundra sapphire, green opal

Hey Lady!

Every few months I get to do one of my favorite things about this job and that is visit my local gem fair! It is the place I gain inspirations, learn about new products, and get my supplies. I use this opportunity to replenish my stash with amazing and quality semi-precious stones.

This week I found my favorite new item called Spiny Oyster, its the white and wine colored round beads in the image above. I spent more on this than I usually do, but I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to get started working with it!

My other favorite items from the top down are:

*Tundra Sapphire: a dainty faceted stone will make a lovely delicate fall necklace.

*Lapis: One of the best blue stones around. I have pairs of earrings planned for these beads.

*Green Opal: I have to say this was another new one to me. I just loved the greens and the natural rough look to this stone. I will probably use these small beads as another element in a necklace or bracelet.

Check back next week to see what I have created with these elements.

Which one is your favorite? What would you like to see me make? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for visiting!

Emily Wilke, Style Avenue Studios

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