Sorry it has been a while...I have been a little" under the weather" as they say, with a sore back.... and had to spend the better part of the week resting. Ah... the joys of ageing!!
Anyway, I am up and running now and want to show you some of the lovely gemstones I recently purchased at a local supplier, Ajit. I was lucky enough to walk in to their shop in Swanston street, Melbourne, when Ajit was having a huge sale, so, of course had to make the most of it!
Unfortunately, I was told their retail shop was closing, ( last Friday) although I do not know anything about the on-line business. For those that live in Melbourne, I was also told they will still be at The Melbourne Bead Expo, which is on 11th-13th November.
I have been looking for some beads that would go with a stunning lampwork focal I bought recently, when I went to the Flame on Glass 2011 at Kirra Galleries, Melbourne.
I think some of these will definitely fit the bill.
Left to right...labradorite, carnelian, ( forgot to write the name of this one down...it's a very pretty pale blue...looks way too grey here) faceted labradorite again, citrine, moonstone, labradorite again, tanzanite and garnet.
Just look at this delicious mix! Garnet and Carnelian.
The beautiful jumbled pile.
Those who know me, know that Garnets are special to me for sentimental reasons.
My Mother's name was Garnet as was her Mother.......you can see more about my love of Garnets here if you wish.
That's it for me today...hope you are all enjoying your weekend....
Cheers until next time,