Sterling Emeralds

I am sooooooo vera excited about my new earrings! Vera vera VERA.

Yesterday, I went back to the bead store in search of a clasp. The ones I got the day before didn’t work for the necklace I needed to make, bummer that. Went in for such a small item, came out with… bag-o-goodies.

Again.

These, I pretty much squealed about. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on… Emeralds.

I’ve been eyeballing the strands of raw emeralds for a long while now. $300.00 strands of stones however are just not in the budge, no matter how much I want them. On my way out of the store I decided to take a look-see thru the individual bead drawers and low and behold… they had 3 raw emeralds, just waiting for me to snatch them up!

Per-FECT.

I’ve been trying to figure out what to hang off of my sterling silver earrings I’d made. I’ve tried a number of things; nothing was really floating my boat. When I got home with my new treasures, I had my “that’s it!” moment.

My new sterling and emerald earrings…

Sterling Emeralds

I tried several different things with them, tried to get all fancy with the wire; they are emeralds after all. But in the end decided… fancy just got in their way. The stones don’t need embellished, they speak for themselves. Several colors of green, ranging from so dark it looks black, to a pretty light green, and everything inbetween.

I love them.

To the Etsy shop they go. Once I stop drooling over them.

Adventures in jewelry. Lovin’ every minute of it!

W00T!