Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party

My partner is Jasvanti.  She makes really pretty bracelets and other jewelry.  I enjoy looking through her website, which is full of lovely things.  You can see her work here:  http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com/ 
I received my beads yesterday, they are so beautiful and there are so many of them.  I tried to get a close up shot of the crystals which are a bit tricky to photograph.  I have a feeling there will be at least a couple of projects that come from all this treasure. 
Thank you so much Jasvanti! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Interstellar Traveler

The ladybug is sitting on a piece of tektite.  Tektites are pieces of glass formed when a large meteorite impacts the Earth's surface. Tektites are small, pitted, and typically pebble-like, green-black high quality glass. The particular piece was apparently gathered in a remote area of outer Mongolia.