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Blue Agate Revisited

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Very pretty. I love carnelian!

  2. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    These carnelian beads look very high quality. They really shine. Love the agate slab as well. It’s all so bright and colorful that Spring comes immediately to mind. Are you already tired of the winter Sweetjane? LOL. It’s lovely.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very nice Jane! The Carnelian with the blue agate is a real treat. I especially like the gold chain in the front with the multi-colored dangles hanging from it. The gold picks up the rim on the agate focal & creates a nice transition. Love the way you used the TierraCast link–I like all the different shapes they come in. You’ve used it creatively here.

  4. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    K….I love bringing in color when I can. I don’t think Winter designs need be all dark and dreary. You should see where I live….I have a red sofa…one chair is yellow with flowers on it. Artwork galore…by Matisse, Dufy, Degas and Pissaro. Plus my friend Holly’s paintings. Color!! I love it!

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Jane, I love the carnelian with blue. Its beautiful! You have the eye for color. It’s funny how we think in our minds eye how someone else lives. I would have never guessed you have a red couch. So ok I’m just going to guess on some of ya’all. tell me how far off I am. Just on couches. Crystal-dark leather, KR- tapestry style with many colors, Pam- brown leather, Beady-brown leather, ok so that’s enough- am I right on any of these?

  6. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    wait-1 more: Bev grey leather

  7. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Robin, how fun. Well, I have an old brown sofa with a bit of a tapestry design in the pillows, BUT I always have it covered with throws, and those are maroon with a tapestry design. In fact, like Jane, I have a lot of red in this house, including 2 new Sherpa blankets I just bought. They are so soft and warm that the dogs keep hogging them, LOL.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    And Robin…a cute plaid sofa…nice and comfy!

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    KR how did I know that??? I saw your lampshade and took a wild guess!would you say your style is eclectic? How about you Jane? And do you drink your coffee from a mug or coffee cup with plate?

  10. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Robin…my style is very eclectic. The most prominent feature in my living room is all the art on the walls. Above the mantel is a treasured painting my Dad did…that won first prize in an art show. That’s one thing I miss about living near Manhatten…is going to art museums like the Met.

  11. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Robin you sleuth, my lampshades speak about me, LOL. I have 2 with string fringe and 2 with beaded fringe. I don’t know what my style is. I do like the old Victorian stuff but mostly it’s a mish-mash of everything I think is cool. If ever I move, and I haven’t given that up, it just needs to be thought out a little better to avoid all the predators (and I have some ideas on that but I’m not up to starting again just yet) I want a hippie house. That would be my style.

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely sweetjane with wonderful colors. What a fun design.
    Robin – You’re right about me – I love browns and greens. the colors of nature. I didn’t know I was so transparent. Ha. But I do have a great painting made by my granddaughter when she was very young- quite colorful – rainbow, clouds, rising sun and green grassy hill.

  13. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    My house is kind of a mix- lots of family antiques. On the wall I have a framed 1855 (pre civil war) newspaper with some family history in it and then I had framed a page out of a family journal that dates back to 1801. They journaled all they bought and sold on the farm. My couch is beige with a very colorful southwest rug in orange, red and brown.

  14. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I drink my coffee out of a mug and feel bad I don’t use my grandmothers tea set! Mmmm

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Nice Robin – I’ll bet your home is lovely. My cousin sent me one of my Nana’s tea sets. It was beautiful and dainty with morning glories. Unfortunately it broke in transit. I have a nice Corian coffee cup that I use each day.

    It must be so fun to look bac at the records of your family journal.

    Here’s a photo of my granddaughters painting. I believe it’s been on the wall for a dozen years. She just started college.


  16. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    It’s on my brown wall.

  17. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    What a treasure Beady! Quite the little artist!

  18. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Jane, I have a collection of tea cups from a great aunt ( this is not my grandmothers tea set), but if is wanted to take a cup and make pieces , how would I do that. I think that would make great gifts for the women in my family. Any thoughts on that?

  19. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow – Great idea Robin. Maybe I’ll try that with the morning glory cup.
    sweetjane – I love your work with the shards.

  20. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Boy, miss one day of turning on the computer, and look what I missed! Robin, our couch is a medium tan color with a horse blanket on it that is orange, burgundy, & black. We have a mission decor thing going on with a bit of Native American in pictures & accessories. Would you have guess? What a fun post this has become, and a great way to take a peek into everyone’s home!

  21. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Robin…I’m not totally sure…but I would Google it. Maybe a rock tumbler would do it. I just bought my shards already made. Then, how do you drill a hole in them. I’m going to Google it myself…I will let you know what I find.

  22. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Jane I found some you tube videos on it- it’s very interesting. The holes are drilled with some kind of water:wet drill. I saw how to put gold leafing on them and also how to solder the silver on the edges/ a lot of work,- you need tile nippers, wheel cutters (also called glass nippers, protective eye glasses and gloves, sander or sandpaper. Some used lawyer on the edges

  23. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I think I’ll just buy them.

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