Sunday, April 26, 2009

UFO's Over the High Desert




I found the most awesome Montane Agate on Etsy! I got it from Lapidarious, a wonderful shop!

Here's his description of it because it's perfect!

"This extraordinary example of fine Monatan Agate is as spacy as the picture within. Little scout ships leaving the big mother ship over the high desert of eastern Oregon. A trip waiting to be set in metal and shown off!
NICE nice material.
Definitely for the adventuresome.
18.46ct. and 24mm x 25.5mm x 4mm in size

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft....."

I looked at it for quite a while, wanted it badly, then finally bought it! LOL It is not for sale because I'm keeping it! It's all mine!

It turned out exactly like I pictured it in my mind, which never happens for me. Usually a design mophs and changes while I'm making it.

The stone just begged for the alien face on the back, so I cut out the eyes on the back plate, and cut a tiny spaceship shape to attach the jumpring.

I LOVE how it turned out!

I also got a gorgeous little Oregon Petrified Wood Limb Cast Agate from him. It's going to be a ring, as soon as I have time to finish it! :)

Right now I have to get off this computer and get to work in the shop. Got a few orders to finish. YAY!

12 comments:

Ginga Squid said...

That is brilliant Tammy! Also love the edging (as well as that scrumptious stone) and the back is just FAB!!!!!!

gail said...

Glad you're going to keep this for yourself - however, if you change your mind..... get ahold of me! I've never seen such a stone and don't we all know those mother-ships are out there? ha ha
You are so creative...another inspiring creation!

Shuku said...

Ooooooooooooooh that is -gorgeous- Tammy! The back fits it perfectly and you're right, that stone is just out of this world. Love it!

Swati Nigam said...

Beautifully crafted!!!

Stacie Florer said...

This is so awesome!!!! I love it...wait...now you have to think about getting some lapidary equipment...rocks just ROCK, don't they?

Melissa said...

Very, very cool!

Barrie said...

Absolutely stunning Tammy!! You did that stone VERY proud!!! I'm off to check out that seller now! LOL! Can't wait to see the ring! :)

David Scott said...

that is so cool you are doing some great work

Chris said...

Tammy~ this is LOVELY! and with the alien on the back it is sooo you!lol! Quirky and fun like you~

You are really rocking with your jewelry skills.

Candace said...

Tammy I have to tell you...you make the most gorgeous pices! This is absolutly perfect in everyway...I would love to have that around my neck. Too cool!!

KT Vestitures said...

Tammy... this piece is 'Out of this world'! I love it! Beautiful cab, overall a GREAT Design! I really love the backing of the 'Alien Face'! Awesome work, very well done!

I cannot blame you for wanting to keep it...i would have a hard time parting with it too, if it were mine!

From Tracey

Bear Chick said...

This piece gave me such a lift--sitting at my computer, laughing at how great it is. Love the alien face you created--everything about it is a joy!