I love to work with stones and have been encouraging my mosaic students at The Art Center of Highland Park to explore the wide variety of color, texture, and beauty found in this material. The 36th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Fossil, and Mineral Show and Sale, sponsored by the Chicagoland Gems and Minerals Association, provided a wonderful opportunity for us to spend time in stone paradise. Several hours and pounds of stone later, we left with our treasures. Black spinel, hessonite garnet, labradorite, iolite, carnelian, and tanzanite were among my finds for my mosaic jewelry. I also came away with quartz, chrysocolla, apatite, and fuchite for future fine art projects.
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Tagged apatite, beauty, Black spinel, Brazil, carnelian, Chicagoland Gems and Minerals Association, chrysocolla, color texture, fruchsite, hessonite garnet, iolite, labradorite, minerals, mosaic students, Peru, quartz, stone, tanzanite, The Art CEnter Highland Park
One piece. Half price. Four days.
Amber promotes good luck and success.
Carnelian enhances creativity, harmony, and happiness.
Enjoy the benefits of these stones with this beautiful one-of-a-kind sun inspired gemstone micro mosaic pendant. The mosaic was created with natural hand-cut amber and carnelian stones individually set in a handcrafted 12.7 x 12.7 mm silver frame.
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Tagged amber, carnelian, Etsy, gemstone, handmade, micro mosaic, mosaic, necklace, orange, pendant, red, sale, special offer, sun, Yellow
Recently I purchased thirteen pounds of emerald, aquamarine, amethyst, carnelian, citrine, labradorite, amazonite, and bronzite stones at a gem show. I selected the stones not only for their color, but also for their iridescence, transparency and reflectivity. Over the next few months I will be spending hours in my studio hand cutting the stones into the micro-sized pieces I require to create my mosaic art jewelry. I look forward to seeing how this new batch of stones guides me in my future designs.
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Tagged amazonite, amethyst, aquamarine, blue, bronzite, brown, carnelian, citrine, emerald, green, grey, labradorite, orange, purple, stones, Yellow