Here are some of my latest jewellery designs - really, it is a matter of having a play with all the gemstones I have amassed (in a very short time, it has to be said!) Above is a lapis lazuli bracelet, with a gold heart that Chris found in one of the boxes of beads we have.
This bracelet has amethyst (my favourite) with labradorite and black jasper. The patterns on the black jasper are incredible and I am going to make a bracelet just using them.
Finally, a bracelet made with amazonite, turquoise chips and labradorite, and earrings with amazonite and aquamarine. The loop earrings were a result of me having some beading thread left over from a bracelet and trying a weaving technique. I am still practising with crimping and have found that the crimping pliers I have are not very effective unless there are a lot of strands to crimp. For less than about four strands, I use my normal pliers which seem to be working. I am really enjoying making my own jewellery.