I had this stone in a stash of other stones for a few years now. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. It’s not semi-precious, so, at first glance it didn’t have a lot going for it. No sparkle, no shine. I decided to do some wire work but wanted to embellish it to give it a little more life. I saw a tip in one of my magazines about using Staz-on ink to jazz up stones. The ink is permanent and won’t come off, even with soap and water. So, I got myself some black Staz-on ink and stamped a bird image on the stone. This made all the difference without adding too much flare. It kind of has a Zen appeal to it. The final result is shown below!
I abandoned my blog. Not much has been going on in the jewelry world. I’ve had some changes and minor setbacks this summer. I haven’t stopped dreaming my pipe dream of some day having studio space where I can work on jewelry and other projects. For now, I’m a little stumped for creativity.
I have managed to work on my wire wrapping skills. I made the earrings and pendants below.