My friend Marsha Wiest-Hines, maker of wonderful ballroom gowns and jewelry gave me a beautiful cabochon when I visited her this fall.
See, Paul is from Minnesota, and we go to visit his family once a year, in the fall, so when I finally had the dates for our vacation, I started pestering Marsha if I could go and visit her.
She graciously agreed , and so I got to see her , and her studio, and all her beautiful work . It was so much fun! I unfortunately forgot to take pictures, except for one where I am wearing my favorite necklace of hers, but I lost the picture. Silly me...
Anyhow, we went bead shopping, had lunch and exchanged gifts. One of the things she gave me was this wonderful big yellowish creamy colored cabochon.
It reminds me of a giant creature's scale. Most people it reminds of butterscotch candy.
I do have a vivid imagination.
I think it might be some sort of onyx, but I really am not sure.
*Update: Marsha informed me that it's a Honey Opal*
I was thinking and thinking on what to do with it, and since I was in the mood for golden things, I made the Golden Marsha bracelet.
I think Marsha will probably like these colors together.
She is very graceful and lady like and so I had her in mind while working on this piece.
The to all the Butters fans out there, here is a pic of the evil kitty in repose. He usually tries to sleep on the middle of the dog bed, so Sammy has to sleep on the floor or play fight him for it,but this time the two were so tired they shared it.