Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Gemstone Earrings

Semi-Precious gemstones are my most favorite beads to combine with my wire wrapped designs. There are so many beautiful stones available to work with to create unique, one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Gemstones will always be in 'style' no matter what the fashion trends may be at the time. You can find great stones at your local rock shop (if you are fortunate enough to have one in your area). We have a great one located just down the road in Florida at the Rock and Crystal Shop She also has beautiful beads to choose from as well. I made these earrings from some gorgeous rainbow moonstone beads purchased from her shop. If you are lucky enough to have a bead shop in your area please try and buy from them. These little shops need our support to stay in business, especially during our tough economic times. Imagine if they weren't there any longer and all we had to pick from was local hobby shops where everybody can buy the exact same beads.....