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Limestone pendant with pearl
« on: September 20, 2017, 02:53:11 PM »

Ok everyone, this is my first post outside of the "welcome" category, so here goes.

I made this out of some gray limestone that we have around here. Some of it will polish up a rich black, like this did. The pic doesn't show the shine well though. The pearl is a fresh water pearl and is recessed slightly.
I believe I will redo that wrap with a smaller gauge wire, and more shiny wire as well.

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Re: Limestone pendant with pearl
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 03:03:22 PM »

Nice idea and great contrast.
Love the use of local material even if its not something well known or respected.
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Re: Limestone pendant with pearl
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 04:41:05 PM »

Nice looking pendant.  I agree with your thought to rewrap with a smaller gauge wire.
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Re: Limestone pendant with pearl
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 06:05:29 PM »

Nice high contrast with a clean design.  Well done.
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Re: Limestone pendant with pearl
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 07:13:09 PM »

Nice and great to use a local material that works well in that use. Do you know where the pearl came from ?
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Re: Limestone pendant with pearl
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 08:27:16 AM »

Thanks for the nice words everyone.

I really don't know where the pearl came from honestly. My mother got a box full of beads and stones and jewelry crafting materials at a yard sale and one of the small unopened bags from a craft store was marked ''fresh water pearls''. I did not see the before she had them into another container so I have no clue what store or where it may have been purchased originally. This one was of decent size though, and mostly spherical save for a flat spot..I ground a larger flat area from that spot to set the pearl into the stone.

If anyone ever wants any of the limestone that polishes up black like that I have tons.  No..literally tons...you can't walk two feet out here without stepping on this stuff. Most has quartz veins in it too and those make for nice cabs.
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Re: Limestone pendant with pearl
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 01:52:35 AM »

Interesting to see the different mediums you use to make all your jewelry with... definitely most creative. 
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Re: Limestone pendant with pearl
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 05:01:57 PM »

I basically practice and experiment on what I have available..since quartz and limestone and, well...MORE quartz is abundant here I use it a lot and try to play around with the colors. Now that I have some idea of what I'm doing it's time to get some more conventional stones to work with..though I still will tinker with whatever I have around.
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