Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SPRING GEMSTONE PREVIEW at jQ jewelry designs


Room With a View ... The Shades of Spring!

jQ jewelry designs Spring 2011

Every Spring I have the most wonderful view out the window in front of my work desk.  Last Spring I snapped the above photo and posted it on facebook. I'm hoping for an early Spring, so I'll once again get inspiration from all the glorious shades of Spring!

I adore Springtime and have several favorite photography prints to remind me of it year round ...


drops

rainy day

yellow sneakers on a spring day

planting hands

One of my goals for 2011 was to use my present stash of beads instead of buying more! When is enough enough?  When did I become a bead collector?

So in an effort to keep my New Year's Resolution and resist the temptation of an upcoming Gem & Bead Show, I dug out some of my very favorite gemstones that I resolve to use at jQ jewelry designs this coming Spring and Summer.


RAW AQUAMARINE Nuggets  ~  Unique and Gorgeous!

My Personal Favortite  ~  Very High Quality RAINBOW MOONSTONE

Super Lustrous  KEISHI PEARLS

Natural Pinks & Peaches  ~  Freshwater  BIWA PEARLS

Amazing Strand of Natural Pink KUNZITE Nuggets

CHALCEDONY  ~  I don't usually use dyed gemstones, but these are glorious & incredibley glossy!

Delicious Berry Hues of Meticulously Faceted SPINEL

Completely Amazing Strand of OREGON SUNSTONE







31 comments:

asdesigns said...

I love spring, my allergies seem to disagree with that though. Can't wait to see your new designs!

New Hampshire Gardener said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing, I love the umbrella and sky.
Beautiful, beautiful blog.

new creationz said...

What beaitiful beads! Looking forward to seeing your creations! Beautiful photos too!

Kristi said...

your photos are really really pretty! and all those beads are so so beautiful, I love your collection :)

bountyofbeads said...

The Drops photograph is amazing, and with all those beautiful treasures waiting to be used, I can't imagine that you would need more. Great resolution to keep.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous photos--I LOVE the Drops photo! I can't wait to see what treasures you create with those pretty pretty beads you showcased.

Kelly said...

(Galeaz Glass--above comment :) )

Glitterbird Glamour said...

Oh, I love that photo of the purple flowers in the dew drops!!! You are a GOOD photographer. And your gemstone collection is making my mouth water!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Crimson Hill Soaps & Scents said...

I love all the variety of your beads...you have some really unique ones that are so pretty!

Terra Verde said...

I love the photography! Thanks for sharing.

Can you add me to your site? http://www.terraverdeonline.com.

Thanks so much!

Lbtoyos said...

Wow, I love the pink beads and the light blue ones, really great pieces are going to grow up from this.

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the freshwater pearls.

BijiBijoux said...

I can't wait to see the spring flowers too! Beautiful pictures and gorgeous beads you have!

Greenhouse Glassworks said...

Beautiful photos - I am so ready for spring! Can't wait to see your new designs!

CalliopeCreations said...

I'm drooling. Hope you have more will power than I had recently. I bought and bought and bought some more. My bad.

magdamagda said...

I'm captivated by Oregon Sunstone!

cyndiella.art said...

ahhhh...the lovelies! and what a great view! I'll have one of those!

the Oregon beads are wonderful;)
Modbrush

Denise Therese said...

Gorgeous photos, and gorgeous beads! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

petite hermine said...

Ooooo gorgeous pictures and stones! I love gemstones, they get me all excited :)

Angels and Everlastings said...

What beautiful pictures and beautiful beaded jewelry

Linda B said...

Such beautiful pictures of spring and of the gems ... there's a gem show this weekend that I'm NOT going to, I swear - I need to either work with what I have or start listing them.

Can't wait to see your new creations.

jlcjbuzz said...

Drop dead gorgeous picture and beads! I have made the same resolution but don't do anything to stop myself from buying more beads! Will follow as jlcjbuzz
Carol from Carols JewelryOrchard. Thanks!

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the " drops". Those freshwater pearls are beautiful!

Katie - ToyStoryNutty said...

LOVE the picture with the yellow shoes!

Inessa said...

Very lovely beads! Can't wait to see your spring collection.

Crystal Zacharias said...

Lovely photos! Did you take those?

Sea Flower Studios said...

Gorgeous stones! I love the moonstone!

C'est Magnifique said...

Beautiful, can't wait to see what you design with those!

Tania

Mandy said...

I love the Oregon Sunstone. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

galla15 said...

GORGEOUS!!! I especially love the pearls! my favorites, and the dyed chalcedony are STUNNING! But all is gorg. I can't wait to see what you make them all into!

Lissie said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos!

And I love your bead stuff!
The thing about collecting beads. Is something that just happens when you love jewelery making and lovely beads!

I guess that you, like me, have lots and lots that you rather not use. Just keep. ;)

Looking forward to se what you will make from those lovely beads!

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