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For the Love of the Grape

Batu Manakarra Brooch

For the Love of the Vine

Batu Manakarra (aka grape agate,) sterling silver

 

Ever since I read the article in Lapidary Journal about Batu Manakarra and saw Lexi Erickson's pendant I was on the hunt for pieces of this unusual and beautiful stone.  I've got a couple more pieces waiting for inspiration, but with the largest piece cut by Gerald Howard into a heart shape I created the brooch above.  It's one of the pieces I'm extremely proud of as my vision for it came into reality.

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The World is My Oyster

Artisan Brooch

Fortunate One Brooch

Agate Concho, Pearl, Sterling Silver

(SOLD)

 

One of the most satisfying jewelry pieces I completed last summer was this brooch.  I took a sheet of sterling silver and my hammer and completed the vision I had in my head of an oyster with a most gorgeous blue pearl.  (a little more effort than that, but in a nutshell!)

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A Time to Stitch 7 Reveal: Bead Embroidery

A Time to Stitch Seven:  Bead Embroidery

 

I always love checking out Therese and Christine's a Time To Stitch blog hops.  I was so glad I could join this one, as I really enjoy bead embroidery and don't get a chance to do it as often as I'd like.

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