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Almost Done - Worldcon

I'm going over the gorgeous collection of stones my lapidaries sent me for Worldcon.  Made me feel very dragonish, includes some remarkable Turkish stick agate (looks like stunning abstract expressionist paintings) among many others.

The jewelry is finished, finally, and packed.  Tonight I'll have most of the stones in proper papers and labels.  Will do the precious stones tomorrow when I have more brains. Packing stones can go a little slow as I admire.

Photo, as requested, and only fair of the dreamsnake is below.  Delicately textured work just doesn't photograph well without more time then I'm willing to spend.  Bright sterling silver and height is 2".




And from the collection of Nancy Cobb, an exceptional opal in sterling.  The stone has many colors but the photo gives a sense of their vividness.

I'm going back to pack the last of the largest stones in papers I made right before I started writing.

See everyone at Worldcon.

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Shell Pendant with Pearls and Dreamsnake Pendant

I made this pendant for Rina Weisman from a beautiful shell that she's had forever.  I loved the complex texture of the shell and made a design that reflected that complexity. It's in sterling with fresh water pearls.  Silver is more brilliant then the photo. Actual size is about 2" high. I decided to have the image this large so the details would be clear. It's stunning on her.




I'm working this weekend on polishing some of the designs for Worldcon. Including a new snake pendant design from Vonda McIntyre's remarkable book "Dreamsnake".  I'm looking forward to seeing her at Worldcon. The major pendants are mostly finished but there is still lots of work to be done.