Saturday, March 7, 2009

Another Birthday

Boy my family has a lot of spring birthdays! They have been keeping me very busy making birthday presents. March 8Th is my Aunts birthday, and I made this necklace for her. I bezeled a petoski stone for the focal piece, and a spiral rope for the necklace. It is done with many shades of brown, and padparadscha Swarovski crystals.
I picked the petosky stone, becuase my Aunt , who is from Michigan, now lives in Connecticut. She loves Michigan things, and as far as I know, petosky stones are not available in most other states. I really love how this turned out, and I am really glad that she likes it! This is also the first front closure I've ever done, and I think I like it enough to do it again!
Happy Birthday Aunt Nan!


Dave Robertson said...

Hi Gretchen, your aunt will be awed, this is a great piece! I've heard of Petosky stones, are they some kind of fossil?

at Rings & Things

Beadwoman3 said...

Thanks Dave, she did love it! A petosky stone is a fossilized coral that was deposited in Michigan by glaciers. It is Michigans state stone, and we even have a city named after it(where you can find petosky stones on the beaches, and the sand dunes). It can be a very pretty stone, especially when the "cells" are very clear.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

This necklace is really beautiful! It sure looks great when the toggle is in the front like that. Really is a great focal for the piece! I agree with Dave, your Aunt is going to love it!