Above you can see my first attempt at jewellery making, using some of the gemstones I have been buying recently. The stones are amethyst, fluorite, black shell and labradorite and I used the weaving technique to create the pattern. I am really pleased with the result and have worn the bracelet and earrings at work. I need a clasp for the necklace and then I shall wear that too. It took me a few goes to get the bracelet the right length as I am not keen on bracelets that drape all over my hand and which have to be shaken back to the correct place. I really enjoyed putting the gems together and making the pieces as the weaving was very therapeutic to do, although the threading required me to wear my glasses!
I have also ordered some blue chalcedony, more (darker) labradorite, botswana agate and larger amethyst stones and I am considering a final order (for now) of the aforementioned clasps, more botswana agate, some jade, some aquamarine and maybe even some tanzanite. Then I need to make lots of pieces. Somehow, I think this may become a bit of an obsession!