Happy December! Around here, things are twinkling, sparkling, glowing, and all-around festive-looking. I hope they are where you are, too. The holidays are under way, and the party season is here. We get to wear our finest clothes and adorn ourselves with our nicest jewelry.
Sparkle is nice, but I'm going a little different this year and playing with gemstones with a metal matrix. So, it's more of a gleam than a sparkle.
Metal matrix is when veins of metal (copper, bronze, silver, even gold) are part of the formation of a gemstone. It's a unique look, warranting a double-take to make sure you're seeing what you're seeing. This also means that each stone is unique. So, even if the wire wrap is the same, each piece is going to be one-of-a-kind.
You now know pretty much everything you need to know about metal matrix, so here are some pretty pictures to look at.
Some of the above are recently made, some have been sold already. If you've fallen in love with metal matrix gemstones like I have, I have plenty more where that came from. Here are some that I still have ready to turn into a custom piece just for you.
Want to see them in person? If you're in the Asheville area December 14 and/or 15, plan on stopping by my annual Home Studio Open House. You can get the details on my Events page.
Happy gleaming! Until next year...