Friday, April 29, 2011

Of Rustic Stones...

I love rough-cut stones, surface texture and mottled color. These are Purple Spiny Oyster earrings with unusual oval oyster shell stones. Spiny oyster is usually found near Mexico.

The rectangular dangles at the bottom of this pair are of reticulated silver -- a special formulation of silver that ripples and textures under the heat of my torch. I've left a smoky patina on them as a perfect complement to the wine red of the spiny oyster.

I've been listing quite a few new pieces with rustic stones on my Etsy shop. Please follow this link to see more!

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