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  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “painterly”   1 year, 2 months ago

    oh yes, i also see a quilt….of beautiful japanese printed & embossed silk fabrics…truly delightful!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “Hmmmmm, Mixed Nuts?”   1 year, 2 months ago

    now, Becky, this just completes my florentine dream!..mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “Sweets”   1 year, 2 months ago

    i’m thinking (& tasting, mmm) florentines! YUM!..& as for your little sweetie, she’s just gorgeous, Becky!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “birthday pick #1”   1 year, 3 months ago

    happy birthday to youuuu!…love how the hessionite rondelles blend the garnet & carnelian!…only recently appreciated such sophisticated colour combos…37 a great age; that’s when i became a mum & life accelerated then, so enjoy each day with gusto!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “Wind in the reeds”   1 year, 3 months ago

    beautifully subtle use of the stichtite, Asia!…you’ve created an experience here!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “down the rabbit hole! help!”   1 year, 3 months ago

    Becky, hope this did not trigger your megrain …i don’t see spots before my eyes, just full spectrum rainbows!…as part of PTSD, now alleviated by a cocktail, includung beads & good-humoured con-soeurs!

  • franny commented on the Design “Vintaj Blue Butterfly”   1 year, 3 months ago

    really like the effect the blue patina has on the silver ribbed beads, Deb!…like uncovered treasure..don’t have the space to ‘mess’ with this but it looks like fun…YOU’RE always experimenting & coming up with great results!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “She’ll Be Riding Wildfire”   1 year, 3 months ago

    hi, Becky, been missing your picks & now i know why… run, girl, run…can’t even walk, sleep, eat with the heat here! but we are at least bushfire free in the city…love the pick & congrats on POD….pity you missed taking advantage of all that pyrite!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “matte needs more friends”   1 year, 3 months ago

    Julie, matte is by no means friendless! i’m most partial to matte black & welcoming the arrival of all the new ‘mattes’!…in fact, i would like Raku Stan’s Rust Jumbo to be my new BF! LOL!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “mountains in the mist”   1 year, 3 months ago

    thank you… tho i was being greedy, covetting all beautiful ‘NEW’ stones!….but my head was filled with images from movies past…gorillas in the mist, elephant graveyards in the jungle, Mt.Kilimanjaro, Daktari etc etc that i felt compelled by some mystical magic!..must be something in the stones!!!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “Elephant Walk”   1 year, 3 months ago

    love your elephants, Gina & your African stones – beautifully thematic!… & the colour combo & elements!..a big fave!!

  • franny shared a new Fresh Pick: “mountains in the mist”   1 year, 3 months ago

  • franny commented on the Design “Copper and Jasper Pendant”   1 year, 3 months ago

    yes, thanks for the gauges info..seem to be needing this knowledge lately, & it’s useful to see the ‘real thing’…this is beautiful, Nancy & the green of the chrysocolla jasper is stunning with the bright copper!

  • franny commented on the Design “”Kumi” “Himo””   1 year, 3 months ago

    this is very classy & beautifully finished..love the berries & cream colour combo & the sweet little dangles, just perfect!

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “Desire!”   1 year, 3 months ago

    purple passion tinged with a touch of envy, Julie!…i’ve seen pics. of stichtite on other sites & desire IS the emotion aroused.. stunning combo.. & the tanzanite is just dreamy!

  • franny shared a new Fresh Pick: “down the rabbit hole! help!”   1 year, 3 months ago

  • franny commented on the Fresh Pick “The Glare! Beware!”   1 year, 3 months ago

    i think, like Alice, i’ve just fallen down a rabbit hole & entered a parallel universe!!….i had read a cupla references to a BLING challenge in some other picks but it wasn’t until i put some crytals in a pick (for my own reference) that i stumbled across this mind-boggling conversation!

  • franny commented on the Design “The “Carrie” Necklace”   1 year, 4 months ago

    hi, Nancy…thanks so much for answering my queries…now i’m going to have to investigate the properties of wire!…this ‘jewel bug’ is an ever expanding spiral of new enquiry…those stones are just exquisite!

  • franny commented on the Design “Under the oak tree”   1 year, 4 months ago

    sweet, Asia!…love the pendant with the mix, will go hunting for your pick now!

  • franny commented on the Design “The “Carrie” Necklace”   1 year, 4 months ago

    your’s is better!..i like the gorgeous colour in yours (which is more authentic, the blue or the green in your pics; like it doesn’t matter, both are beautiful!) & how you’ve strung them on a bar – been trying to do that but it gets weighed down, so howdya do it? if you don’t mind my [...]

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