I spent the last week working on some cornelian cabochons…. four to be exact…. thinking that the more I would make, the more chances I would be able to come up with a design for them…. but after four… and a few attempts at creating something with them… I got bored…. and very frustrated….I decided to pack up all the bits into plastic zip bags, and come back to them at a future time… and move on!!! So move on I did! :-)
A few weeks ago, I started getting together a tray with some turquoise, brown and gold beads, as well as some complimentary cabochons that I’ve been meaning to work on for a long time… so I grabbed my tray… and lo and behold… inspiration came to me… turquoise seems to do that to me, often! :-)
So I chose one of Lisa Peters Art’s gorgeous ceramic cabochon and started to bead! Her cabochons are so beautiful, that I dare not bead too much around them in fear of losing her beautiful design… Once the cabochon was finished it screamed for these yummy organic-shaped turquoise beads that I’ve been hoarding for years!!!! and here is my newest piece:
I named this piece Turquoise Shield because Turquoise, throughout the ages, has been considered to be a stone of many attributes; spiritual, cleansing, protective, bringer of prosperity and a symbol of the earth and sky, good fortune and success.
I have always had this innate passionate attraction towards the colour turquoise but specifically towards the semi-precious stone. I just adore it!!!! So much so that I would really love to keep this piece to myself… but the honest truth is, I don’t go out as much as I used to anymore and if I do, it’s usually with my 5 year old (pool, park, school, etc.), therefore, I probably would not get to wear it, even though I love it… + I just made something for myself, which you will see in a later post… I can’t really justify keeping 2 pieces in the space of a week! :-) so I’ve decided to list it in my shop… with a sigh… but with the belief that it will be better off with someone who would take it out of the house once in a while ;-)