They Found Another Boulder, I Guess (#1)

So I was buying pretty rocks at one of my favorite suppliers, and as he was ringing up my purchase one of the owners picked up this strand of beads and said "they found another boulder, I guess" and when I looked at him blankly he went on to tell me that they hadn't been able to get any of this particular jasper for the past several years because their supplier had said it was completely mined out.
I don't know if it's true, and I'm also not entirely sure WHAT type of jasper this is (it was labeled as snakeskin jasper) but it's really pretty and I'm glad I was able to get some of it. The patterning is gorgeous and these two beads have really pretty transparent streaks that remind me of boulder opal but without the fire.

$ 20.00

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Item # 1429-318

My silver wire is .999 fine silver over a copper core, encased in a durable clear enamel coating. (My gold, bronze, rosegold, and copper wires also have the clear enamel coating, unless otherwise specified.) I have been using this wire since I began making jewelry in 2003, because it is extremely non-reactive - people with metal allergies can wear it! - and it does not tarnish. It is also easier for me to manipulate than solid sterling wire, which allows me to hand-sculpt it into the intricate fwooshiness of my trademark style despite the extensive hypermobility caused by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

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