Sunday, February 21, 2010

BJP-2010 - Stone Page 3

I was beginning to wonder if I would ever finish getting those seed beads sewn on. One bead at a time is a very slow process.

Would anyone have any idea what this mineral specimen is? This piece has been highly polished and the edges are very smooth.

11 comments:

Robin said...

This looks like a type of Picture Jasper ~ and a very lovely specimin at that! I used to be fond of picture jasper when I was doing metal smithing back in the 70's. Nowadays, there are specific names for all of the many color combinations and patterns found in jasper. Maybe you could google picture jasper and find a site that shows and names the types.

Besides that, this is a wonderful piece! I've not seen one where the beads were actually sewn on one at a time... yes, time consuming, but what a wonderful look it has!!!!

Do you have a name for this piece? To me it has such a peaceful look...

Robin A.

Barbara said...

I love the way your colors gradually blend into each other. This is a lovely piece! I don't know very much about mineral names, but Robin seems to have an idea. Good luck with that.

Kaite said...

Beautiful beading, were they sewn on singly, it sure looks like it.

Marty S said...

I have no idea what the stone is, but I love the way you have used the colors. Gorgeous!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Shel said...

Your piece is beautiful...well worth the effort of adding one bead at a time.

Sis

Lois2037 said...

I agreee, it's Jasper. And this is such a very beautiful piece!

Penny said...

I have no idea about the mineral BUT your beading is beautiful. My gosh, literally one bead at a time. You created a beautiful blend of colors too.

Michele Ann L'Heureux said...

Yes, it is Picture Jasper. My dad was a "rock hound" and had many of these. The larger pieces he made small clocks out of to sell at craft shows. Your piece is beautiful. I love the colors and the way they blend together. One bead at a time is time-consuming, but produces such beautiful results!

Margaret M. Sheehan said...

I LOVE this!

Tracey N. said...

I love the look of adding one bead at a time. I have done that on several of my pieces and I think it gives you a look that is perfect for certain pieces that other stitches wont provide. It certainly works for this page of yours! I love it.

freebird said...

Wow. Your color mixing is just spectacular whether it's in beads or knits.