Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Monday, August 1, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I have listed a few new pieces and ave taken the photos myself. They're not bad. Some are better that others. But my heartfelt thanks and respect go out to Barbara Talbott who has taken the gorgeous shots on my Etsy site. I have tried to copy her lighting and angles ... and there's definitely room for improvement. Here's a sample of mine ... (one of the better):
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
But, Agate, Aventurine, Onyx, Chrysoprase, Carnelian ... are all under the umbrella of chalcedony.
Chalcedony has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.
The name "chalcedony" comes from the Latin calcedonius, the word used to translate the Greek word khalkedon, found only once, in the Book of Revelation; according to the OED a connection with the town of Chalcedon in Asia Minor is "very doubtful". There is no reason to assume that the precious stone referred to by this name in the Bible is the same as what is now understood by the name.
Just FYI ...
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Here are the Hannah Earrings in another summery tone -- this years' must have color -- orange carnelian:
It's like art.
I've uploaded maybe 10 pieces today and have probably that many to do on Thursday. Stones loaded today -- all purchased in Tucson -- are Lapis, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Tourmilated Quartz, Black Onyx and Garnet
My next phase ... once they're all loaded ... is to contact stores to carry my work. Will begin in DC area if you have any ideas, then will move on to regional areas, so let me know.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The richness of the bluie is amazing. And they're very large and dramatic. Sadly, I only bought one strand if these ... already I see the end coming.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Here is an example:
Listing is here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69198584/helena-necklace-sleeping-beauty
Both of these listings are pieces made from some of the excellent stones I bought in Tucson. I bought a lot of sleeping beauty turquoise this year as the Chinese turquoise was almost the same price, and I just love the blue with the new Spring fashion colors. The orange carnelian also just pops with the Spring 2011 colors.
Let me know what you think about the photos and the pieces. I am planning to list many, many more over the next few weeks!!
Upcoming events for Linda Blackbourn Jewelry (formerly A-Z Jewelry Design):
April 9th -- on the street at Fenton Street Market for the pre-season opener "Handmade Jewelry Showcase" featuring many local jewelry designers from the DC region.
May 14th and June 11th -- Ballston Street Market
Hope to see you out and about in the DC region!!