Delia Stone's Studio

Location: Pensacola, Florida Panhandle

I have been making and designing jewelry since 1991, and it continues to be my passion to this day. Over the years, I have moved well beyond the simple stone wraps that I began with through experimenting with new techniques.

Friday, January 11, 2008

One of my favorite combinations

The bad lighting in these pics don't do this pendant justice. I love onxy, opalite and gold together ... and in this case they have been joined with another favortie of mine: Wire lace work.

Better pics to come on a sunny day. :) Stay tuned.

Ocean Jasper

Here are some pictures from different angles of the ocean jasper pendant. The lighting left something to be desired ... an overcast day unfortunately. However, that said, I still wanted to share them.

Wire Lace Obession continues

I just get fever over this wire lace work I've been doing ... I do one piece then I have to do two or three more right behind it. It's like a bag of Lays potato chips. It's good that my Muse is prodding me, even if she is insisting that we stay here with the lace work for a while.

Here's a piece made with an irregular shaped lepordskin jasper cabochon I had. I love the oranges and greens in this piece. The colors are more like some I've seen in ocean jasper ... but it is lepordskin jasper without a doubt.

I worked with the button hole stitch variation on this necklace. I have yet to decide if I will oxidize this necklace or not.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Obsessing over wire lace work.

Since my focus seems to be inexplicably bound to needle lace work these days I decided to start working on some variations. This stitch is called the button hole stitch. It's made by creating a double eye on either side of each loop. The double eyes look like tiny pretzels. :)

This was not the best stone to show it off with, however. I would have preferred a solid dark colored background to show the wire work best. It just doesn't pop for me against the mottled background on the ocean jasper. That aside, I do love the shape of this stone for this piece as it adds more visual interest. I am going to add it to chain, but I'm all out of gold presently so I'll have to place an order. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this piece.

This piece is my week two entry of the 2008 Year of Jewelry Project.