Sunday, October 10, 2010

Treasures!!!



I went to the 'Whole Bead Show' in Providence on Saturday. My jewelry making has been on the back burner for many months now, with all the time I have spent @ the farmer's market selling the cards and framed photos. So, it was somewhat refreshing to be buying some jewelry making goodies. This is where I buy my vermeil components. Amazingly, I can be in and out of there in no time. However, some gorgeous semi-precious stones really caught my eye and I did spend some time drooling over their beauty and dreaming of what I could make with them.

The top photo is what I bought. As for the semi-precious stones, well, this girl is dreaming....

4 comments:

Diamond R said...

one acre of treasure.
i added you in my link. and follow.
hope you add me here too

Azure Islands Designs said...

Gorgeous treasures Amy...I love the richness of vermeil! I've had a questions about gold/vermeil products so I may make a few choice pieces for the Christmas shows?

Those stones are amazing...you captured them wonderfully...one of these years I'm going to plan a trip to some "huge" show...not sure when or where but some day! :0)

Don't for get to show us what you make with your lovely vermeil components!!!
Cheers
Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Heather, in some cases the gold vermeil will oxidize...the gold stems which I bought will do just that, but I've learned if you keep them in a box or in the little plastic jewelry bag, they'll be just fine...other than that, I LOVE the gold vermeil....oh my gosh, the stones took my breath away...therre are plenty of gals on Etsy who are blessed enough to use semi-precious stones normally!!!!...and yes, I will post the new pieces...:))))))

WillOaks Studio said...

So I'm awed by folks who work with gold (even vermeil!) and those stones are simply stunning--I'm probably be too intimidated to use them!