I have been working with gemstones in my beading lately. The pink and grey beads throughout are Rhodonite which balance out energies so that you feel grounded, and it encourages compassion. It is meant to give you the strength to stay true to your heart and ideals
This is what the stone looks like under better lighting and in much bigger form...
The pink is a dusty rose colour, a sort of muted pink. I added small crystals, latticed grey metal spacers, and tiny pinkish beads.
The big beads are Travertine Czech firepolished beads and they do have a burnished quality to them. Love them!
It took me awhile to get this finished off, I'm so glad it's done and I can wear it!
I also made myself a purse charm....
The bottom stone is Mookalite, and it's an all pink one which doesn't happen often. It usually has swirls of dark red and mustard. Mookalite increases your flexibility and your ability to see several solutions to any problem. I added a little Blushing Bride button from the retired Twitterpatted product series.