Sunday 27 March 2011

Check out Magpie Gemstones

This is what I've been working on lately, trying to break up -- gasp! -- half a century's ingrained, matchy-matchy draftsmanlike precision and loosen up a little.

Stylised silver-plated pewter raven skull choker

Carved bone and pewter skull chokers with copper washer spacers

Silver-plated pewter raven skull

Silver-plated pewter raven skull earrings; copper skull earrings with copper washer dangles

Along with all the "normal" stuff of superb quality, Szarka manages to find the weirdest things. The raven skulls, bone carvings and copper washers are all from Magpie. Advice? If you like what you see, don't hesitate to order. Fast. Oh, and do yourself an even bigger favour and buy double or triple what you think you'll need because you may never see it again. Lesson learned the hard way. I reeeeeally want more of those bright and pretty washers. They are the handiest things ever! Lots of good information on Magpie Gemstones' website, tutorials, videos... I have to say it's become my virtual home away from home these days, great for poking around and learning nifty skills. Thanks, Szarka!

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