|Tree Agate with chenille rope bezel|
With the bezel around it, a scene seemed to pop out of the bead. I see a valley framed with trees and bushes. I hadn't noticed anything but beautiful marbling before. Strange what a frame will do for a picture.
|Blue Opal with tri-RAW rope bezel and strap|
Here's the finished blue opal with the tri RAW rope bezel and tri RAW rope neck strap. I'm in the process of creating a tutorial for this one.
Next on my bead mat is a very irregular chunk of malachite that I'm going to try to bezel with a RAW harness and frame with a herringbone rope. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. I've tried various bezels on this one and have, so far, been unsuccessful.