Follow the Crossword Sale for a new sale every day in January. The sale for January 18 is: Extra Clearance Coupon!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


Native Utah Stone Pendants

About this design:

I love working with stones I find "in the wild." These are specimens that I picked up on an trip to Moab, UT. The first/main picture is of Yellow Cat Red Agate. The second picture is of Poison Strip Petrified Wood-agate pseudomorph. Of the three Yellow Cat Agate pendants on their debut at yesterday's market, only the largest remains.


Stone fragments naturally weathered, silver-plate craft wire.

Additional Images:

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    They are gorgeous, great wire work too :D

  2. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Great stones! & you’ve turned them into very special pendants… showstoppers!

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I really like the triangular bead-cap-type wrap at the top of the smallest Yellow Cat fragment.

    Other type of yellow cats trio:


  4. No Photo
    JC Hamm says:

    Love these, gorgeous stones.Beautiful wire work.

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous stones and wire work! The one in the second picture at the bottom, looks like a picture.

  6. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Gorgeous, you are very talented.

  7. No Photo
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Thanks for your kind words. Yes, Wanda, the bottom petrified wood pendant does appear to be a picture–to me as well. My husband pointed out the way it appeared to echo the S. UT landscape on a stormy day.

    The top petrified wood had an amazing sheen when seen in full sunlight, as do a number of other pieces, that suggests that some of the “wood” has been opalized.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous stone finds and wirework!! and I love Eeka’s version, too! :)

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the rocks … and the yellow kitties, too. Wish I had interesting rocks around here. What we have is mostly dirt color and round. Ugh! :D

  10. No Photo
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Eeka’s version is much more cuddly than my “Yellow Cats”! I love her adoptables, they are darling.

    The rocks are much less colorful in my immediate area, too–mostly beige, grey, rust but they too can make fun “Wild Rock” pendants–generally with embellishments.

    The Spring Break trip to Moab was definitely worthwhile. I only pick up what has been scattered by natural erosion. The Yellow Cat agates were on a low reddish mound below ancient eroded cliffs. I call it “Agate Ridge” as it is full of gorgeous chunks of “Yellow Cat” that were being exposed by weather. I can only imagine how deep this “clutter” goes. My husband “discovered” this mound alongside a trail on one of his training runs.

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Gayle, these are beautiful! I love your wirework, too! :D

    Such cute yellow kittens! :D

  12. No Photo
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Thanks, Lynn.

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.