Whe-hey! Can't wait! BTW, Nina, you wicked thing, making a purple soutache pendant! I love it!!!!
Those cabs are so pretty! Some of them look like they might be Kazuri, like the three at the top. Kazuris are really beautiful. I'm fortunate to have found an LBS in N. Virginia that carries Kazuri for a decent price, as I won't order them online for fear of getting fakes......unless someone knows a site that is absolutely, 100% trustworthy, & doesn't grossly overcharge?
I love teasing you Val, it is so much fun. The fact that purple is one of my favourite colours has nothing to do with this what is Kazuri by the way, I can´t find a translation for it?
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Niwas: My favorite is the one in the middle (tricolor -- purple, orange, blue); then there's the one to the left, the yellow one above, the ....... Never mind, they're all beautiful. Will make lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing.
03-02-13 (1954 PST)
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Niwas I like all of them!! I have a few stones but they are smaller than these... here's a link to kazuri.. I guess this is what Val is talking about http://www.kazuriamerica.com/story
I´m wery fortunate to have the opportunity that my beading friends with glass owens and skills give me. I Told the women who made theese what kind of glass cabochon shape and what colours I wanted and she made me some to choose from . they were all so beautiful, I wanted one and ended up ordering 5, and she sent 10 .Thank you for the link about Kazuri, I shall google and see if i can find some pictures with Kazuri beads- sounded really intresting, not that I can afford any but i can watch I got 3 more friends making theese kind of cabochon and I bet I will end up ordering from them all,they all have there own style and genre in how there pieces look.
Hmmm.....thought I explained Kazuri on this thread, Nina, but must be another one. At any rate, the only way I'm able to afford Kazuri is by going to a licensed dealer. Anyone else will either try to sell you a fake or rip you off. How nice that your glassworks friend custom designed those for you! Okay, now I'm envious!(g)
I keep on beading!!My pendant got a necklace
and another necklace
Thats sweet of your friends Niwas i tried doing something with that pink stone i am uploading the pic on my costume jewellery thread.. I am confused with it now..
I will take a look at you´r work emmediatley
Thank you so much Caroline!
Have to ask you, did you make you´r avatar you´r self? it is so lovely
I have haad a creative period again and this time I made another embroidery bracelet.
A bracelet with what I think is aventurine.time to prepare for spring .It better come soon I´m sick of rain,snow and wind
and a set with what I think is Amethyst
Bracelet & earrings