Turquoise Conquest


Well, what else is new. I’ve acquired more turquoise…

Recent conquests yield 3 pairs and one large cabochon of natural turquoise. The first two pairs are perfect for the gauged folk or those desiring earrings…

NOTE: THESE ARE UP FOR GRABS!

First up, we have mini Pilot Mountain mine turquoise with water webbing. “Water webs” in turquoise is like your basic spider web pattern-which is a web between the turquoise and host rock (the higher of qualities among turquoise). The difference is a water web is a webbing pattern entirely out of turquoise! As you can guess, this means its an even higher quality than your normal webbing. This mini pair is adorable, sweet, and roughly 7mm diameter for each cab. These would work in a plain style for anything 4 gauge and smaller, or higher gauges if given some kind of border…

For our second pair, we have water webbed natural turquoise from the Kingman Mine in Arizona, Southwest. This is the *highest quality* Kingman I’ve gotten my fingers on thus far. These lovelies have a very defined web to them, and are roughly 14mm in diameter. They would work in a plain style for anything 00 gauge and smaller, or anything above 00 gauge with a border of some sort…

Our third and last pair are free form triangles-great for dangling bits/bottoms on gauges or normal sized earrings. They are Nacozari turquoise- a mine located in Mexico that is highly sought after for its extreme “blueness”. It occasionally can have black inclusions-this pair and one additional cab are all that I currently have from this mine. These lovelies have a very slight water web to them. They are roughly 20mm tall. I can see these swinging with open tunnels, moonstone, rose quartz, or more turquoise…

For our last turquoise cab…we have a gem.

This natural webbed cab is from the Pilot Mountain Mine, and is not only the highest quality I’ve had from this mine, but one of the higher quality turquoise stones I have. period. The tight webbing is incredible, these photos are *unaltered*, and the depth of the lush green teals and rusty ochre patterning is drool-worthy (and collector’s quality, too).  I’m thinking about keeping this gem for myself, unless someone

*really falls in love with it*

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In other news, just dropped off *FOUR NEW RINGS* for lady Karin at The Muse’s Window in Concord, MA. Behold…what you’re missing out on!

White Buffalo and Kings Manassa Mine rings:

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New GEMSTONES in…
goodies are just waitin’ in the pot!
new gems include: AZ turquoise, white crystal, rainbow moonstone, prehnite, garnet, amethyst, and white topaz…
Well folks, that’s it. We’re having a heat wave in New England, and anyone who knows me knows I hate heat to begin with. No A/C in the studio…it is an official sauna. Today has been a break day (in other words…restocking packaging goodies). New items will not hit the shop until the weekend after this coming one…commissions are in progress!
xx
Stray Arrow
stay cool ladies ‘n’ gents
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Snooze You Lose, and Other News

These Turquoise rings are now at the Muse’s Window shop in Concord, MA.

 

Bummed? Been stalking one of these? No worries. New turquoise rings will be in the shop soon!

 

Other new items in Muse’s Window include wampum silver dangles and Kings Manassa Mine turquoise rustic post earrings….

 

 

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In other news, on Saturday I will be attending the yearly “Olde Home Day” in my town. A celebration before July 4th where our Farmer’s Market sell their goodies in the festival. The Etsy shop will be closed for this day, and new items will be posted for your oogling eyes Sunday. 

 

Saturday will be filled with the basic essentials of silver body embellishments-a grande selection of mini stud and dangle ear bling, sweet mini necklaces including a new line of Nordic Futhark runes, and lovely Native inspired leather bracelets, necklaces and belts.

I currently have my new jewelry stamp in progress and it should be arriving within the next couple of weeks. I have some seriously exquisite couture statement rings waiting to be punched with this stamp! So do expect a few gems to hit in the shop within 3 weeks time…in the meantime, new mini goods and my exciting custom orders are all in the works! Check the Etsy shop announcements for the next blog PREVIEW of new items before hitting the Etsy shops soon.

 -Stasia.

The Stray Arrow

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“Muse’s Window”~Now Carrying Stasia Art!

MUSE’S WINDOW is now carrying my jewelry!!! Visit the lovely Karin Biow’s shop in Concord, MA. You can find it on Main St. right above the Main Street Cafe, up the stairs right before you hit Nesting on Main Antiques…

here are some of the lovelies now stocked there!

Oxidized sterling rings featuring rare turquoise from Crow Springs and Cripple Creek Mines…

Stud earrings featuring gold bezels, Fox Mine turquoise on sterling backings, and sterling oxidized feather studs!

“As The Crow Flies” necklace, featuring Crow Springs Turquoise, bronze hand stamped backing, pure silver bezel. Necklace rests on doubled different kinds of sterling chain and peridot gemstone clasp with my trademark jeweler’s tag.

“River Stripes” necklace, featuring Crow Springs Turquoise set in pure silver bezel, bronze hand stamped backing and resting on a longer sterling oxidized chain. Topped with my jeweler’s tag and labradorite gemstone clasp.

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New Items in SPERO, Boutique in Concord,MA.

For those who don’t know, “Spero” means “HOPE”, and so I was inspired to make these studs in two versions (oxidized and bright) out of PURE recycled silver~

Also new at Spero are unique lariat necklaces…

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New completed commissions! I now offer “Custom Totem Bracelets” in my Etsy Shop, and recently made a bear for a lovely customer. This bracelet is on sterling half round bracelet with a hand sawed one of a kind bronze bear that has been acid patina darkened and hand scratched and etched to mimic bear fur! A red healing arrow has been engraved as well…

To grab one of your own, copy and paste the link below into a new window in your browser:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68186763/custom-totem-bracelet

I’ve also just finished a pair of custom sterling silver 5/8″ plugs~these lovelies feature stamped in Frida quotes around mini 4mm bullet chrysoprase gemstones…

Also new to the ETSY SHOP are two new large turquoise rings from my finds at the Tucson Gem Show!

Behold the Turquoise Mountain and Cripple Creek Mine Rings! Both stamped on the back with either “Rockin’ the Cripple Creek” or “Rockin’ the Turquoise Mountain”…


~~~COMING SOON~~~

CROW SPRINGS DRAGONFLY SILVER CUFF (in progress):

SILVER AND KINGMAN MINE TURQUOISE SPIDER RING (in progress):

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check out the new items in the new Boutique, and check back this weekend for and Etsy Shop update!