Thursday, January 6, 2011

Agates of the World

Side view of a Sonora Plume agate.... like trees, those plumes!!!

Beautiful colors.... remind me of Rasta flags...

This is an agate I am cabbing whose name escapes me: rare, beautiful, supremely dimensional...

Priday Moss Agate: looks like poppies, no?

Here is the proverbial cake-taker - Kazakhstan Thunderegg, one of the most beautiful I have ever seen... (eh, Ms. Kelly, ehhhhhh???)

You may notice the backgrounds are different colors: in moving the camera away from reflective surfaces (though photographed indoors in shade) there are different levels of light reaching the machine...

each photo has been adjusted to show you what it looks like in real life: not what my camera wants it to be, which is an even better version of itself: brighter colors, etc.

My goal is for you to see it as my eyes do, here in the shade.

(Long winded, but you understand)

More thunderegg goodness....

Druzy pocket-riddled plume agate.
Heaven help me.

A tiny sliver of Prudent man, from a very thin slab. I am loving this material.
It hails from Idaho, and it is very hard to come by.

These pieces are all on my lapidary bench in various stages of done-ness, and I am adoring them all for their unique and special beauties.

11 comments:

WillowMetals said...

Freaking Awesome! I adore you!

MrsLittleJeans said...

These are such eye treats...wow!

Nialah said...

Such beauty to behold. Thank you for sharing.

xoxoxoxo

M

Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

Goodness girl you have good taste in stones! I can't wait to see what special designs you concoct with these :-)

UmberDove said...

MEET ME IN THE THUNDERDOME!

(yep. posing just like Hulk Hogan)

But really, how do you not faint straight away? I hope you always look at these sitting back in the cushy chair! Each one of these makes me want to write a story, a vignette of sorts to describe the interworkings of each tiny scene. The earth is trembling...

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Oooh like candy...

Lake Superior Agates are the thing around here. I'm constantly watching the ground for them and it's always a thrill to find one. Even more of a thrill knowing that there are people (like you) that can do such amazing things with them.

Lenetté aka The Shitzizle said...

beautiful!

Corinna said...

What a treat to see these gems in various states of progression!

NRjewellerydesign said...

the sonaro plumes are gorgeous! X

jordan said...

beautiful!! the Priday Moss actually makes me think of Cladonia lichen (aka British Soldier Lichen)- which i LOOOVE. can't wait to see the final products of those as yet uncabbed!!
xoxo
j

Cat said...

Such beauty! Can't wait to see them in their silver homes!