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Topic: Emeralds and rubies - oh my!  (Read 1795 times)
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« on: October 23, 2013 11:21:05 AM »

I don't get a chance to work with luxe precious gems terribly often so when I do, it's such a treat! I had a custom order come in that required ordering some precious gems (oh darn!) and took the opportunity to order some extra gems. So here's what I made with my extras.


The ruby was shaded ranging from pink, to raspberry to deep red. So I hand selected each stone to make an ombre effect going from the pink through to the deeper reds and back. I love how you get a cascading effect of color! (Ruby is July's birthstone.)



And I tend to be biased because emerald is my birthstone (May) but how can you NOT love it when it's just so darn pretty? Wink Again, I had a range of shaded emeralds so I did a softer ombre effect where the more intense color is in the center of the tree.

I was very pleased with how they both came out! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013 12:21:46 PM »

Those are super pretty! I bet it was so much fun to work on something so precious!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013 12:28:25 PM »

Those are super pretty! I bet it was so much fun to work on something so precious!  Wink
Thanks! And yeah, it's always a nice treat to get to have such awesome supplies to work with now and then! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013 07:04:33 AM »

~*Congrats! You have been pinned onto Craftster's Jewelry & Trinkets Pinterest Board*~ Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013 07:38:03 AM »

~*Congrats! You have been pinned onto Craftster's Jewelry & Trinkets Pinterest Board*~ Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2013 08:22:57 AM »

Both are so pretty.  Your wraps are so perfect looking too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013 08:29:08 AM »

Both are so pretty.  Your wraps are so perfect looking too.
Thanks! And years and years (and years!!) of practice pay off.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013 08:35:12 PM »

I was just thinking this would be lovely in a mix of both stones together too.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013 11:10:06 PM »

I was just thinking this would be lovely in a mix of both stones together too.
Oh I bet! I used up all my emeralds but a mix of emeralds, rubies and even sapphires together would be spectacular I bet!
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Nice job! Very pretty!!
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