Tag Archives: jade

The Best of Times: Stuck on Stones

“Tonight’s the night we’ll make history,
honey, you and I.
I’ll take any risk to tie back the hands of time.”

Styx

 

More Jade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one’s a cutie I think.  I wrapped it a few days ago and today I shall (hopefully) wrap a crystal for a friend and  a chrysocolla stone for my grandmother’s upcoming birthday by the end of tonight, but we shall see.

A customer I rang up at Giant the other day asked if I wrapped the stone I was wearing (the mossy geode).  Upon saying yes, he, an older gentleman, he ranted for ten minutes about how he enjoys wire wrapping stones, though he finds it too difficult and unforgiving.  I was so happy for such a random and unexpected connection.  It was wonderful.

 

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Wire Wrapping!

“‘Cause I’ve got a chance for a sweet, sane life
I said, I’ve got a dance and you’ll do just fine
I’ve got a plan- look forward in my eyes

‘Cause today my heart swings.”

Interpol

 

Jade Heart

Though it has been a while I feel it’s a now-or-never sort of situation to get back into posting things.

I have started up on the wrapping of stones into jewelry.  For the absolute longest time I have been enraptured by all things of nature including (if not especially) rocks and stones.  As a child I collected them, though they didn’t really have a relevant place in my life.  My roommate currently does quite a bit of wire jewelry that includes wrapping stones and it has officially rubbed off on me.

She showed me a local shop known as the ‘Gem Den;’ it may as well be a candy store to me.

My jewelry-making mission statement is: to showcase a particular stone through minimal but interesting wire wrapping.

This particular jade stone’s shape reminded me of an anatomical heart (which I have done many drawings and sculptures for previously).