I have been thinking about making some jewelry pieces with freeform cabochons for quite a while. I think working with the irregular shapes of the sea glass got me all inspired or something. The problem is that creating, shooting, editing, and listing one-of-a-kind pieces is not the most efficient use of my limited jewelry making time. (The shop is really just my “after school job.”) I couldn’t think of a way to produce and sell these pieces in a fashion that wouldn’t drive me completely nuts, and would also keep the price of the piece somewhat reasonable. I almost gave up on making jewelry with these beautiful freeform stones until it dawned on me that I like jewelry. In fact, I like jewelry a whole lot. I could make something for…ME. The stones that I bought arrived this week, and I promptly turned the plume agate cabochon into a necklace. I love it so bad. I’m wearing it right now.
The plume agate stone is so interesting. The photos don’t quite do it justice. And it’s nice and large. The pendant is 1.25″ wide. Too bad I can’t see it while I’m wearing it.
The swirly deep orange clusters are encased in a translucent stone of the very palest blue-purple. This stone has such a unique depth to it. The second stone I bought is more opaque and the blue-purple color is more pronounced. I think it wants to be a ring someday.