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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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Honeybee Brooches

Honeybee Hive brooch

Beehive Brooch

 

Despite the name of my business I don't create many bee focused designs.  Since they are my namesake I am careful to not go cheesy with a bee design.  I've created a few though and this set of honeybee brooches are by far my favorite thus far.

 

Honeybee brooches

(The triangular shaped brooch has SOLD.)

 

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