Treasure Trove of Earthy TonesPosted by Ali on October 15 at 05:45 pm
These are last week’s top 10 favorite Fresh Picks! Some new Fresh Pickers made the list – congratulations everyone!
- Gold Infinity by Starsparkle
- Siren’s Transformartion by Sandy S
- The Virtues: Temperance by CAS
- Copper Mountain by Victoria M
- El Dia de los Muertos by Cuban Queen
- Night of a 1000 Stars from Lima’s Picks
- Gothic by Perlemamma
- Turquoise and Lime by Phyllis R
- Raindrops on Roses by Katrina A
- Black Cherry Tree by Kitty
What I think about the top 3:
Gold Infinity – I’ve never been very big into gold jewelry – until now! I love the combination of filigree Stampt gold with pearls and gemstones. The yellow crazy lace agate and yellow conglomerate jasper are underappreciated stones. Their pattern is so bold! We’ve seen some of our customers’ designs and love the use of the Gypsy Hoops as earrings. Normally you might think that combining the same color over-and-over in a design is boring, but there’s nothing normal or boring about this pick. I love the added splash of red, since we’re out of stock of the Golden Wooden Jasper Triangle the red fossil coral makes a great substitute.
Siren’s Transformation- Not to be corny, but this pick totally reminds me of walking the Mendocino, CA coastline. The blue skies and deep waters combined with old trees and pines lining the beaches . . . I think I need to take a sabbatical . . . sorry guys The blend of greens to blue with coppery browns is perfect. I love that this pick was created with so many different interesting stones and shapes: blue opal, Australian chrysoprase, copper green opal, apatite, rutilated quartz (multi), Madagascar petrified wood, emerald, green moss agate, andalusite and a bunch more! Would you use the Vintaj Natural Brass Asian Marine Dolphin Pendant as a pendant or connector or earrings? Just curious…
The Virtues:Temperance – wow CAS, you’ve gone Fresh Pick crazy!! I really like that you used the Stampt Copper Plated Skeleton Key. The latest Stringing Magazine features keys and locks in their “Beads to Buy” section.I love throwing unexpected shapes into a design. The color/pattern combinations in this pick are very appealing.I really like how you put the hypersthene and rainbow obsidian in with the coppers and greens.The pattern on the green snakeskin is awesome and the color green in the variscite really makes the rich green in the copper green opal and Canadian jade pop!It definitely makes the pick more interesting with the pearls and filigree.Great Job!
What does everyone think?