The May reveal for the group was pushed back until this week due the holiday and general schedule craziness. The book for May was A Rumor of Gems by Ellen Steiber. Sadly, I didn't have time to participate this month (largely because of the size of the book!) but I wanted to share what the rest of the group came up with.
Check out what others created with A Rumor of Gems in mind:
After reading all the other posts, I'm wishing that I could have made time for this one. I think I would have enjoyed the book. Several folks mentioned that it included a bridge made of labradorite, one of my favorite gemstones... that would surely be a sight to behold if such a thing really existed!
While I didn't make this necklace for the challenge (it's actually one of my earlier designs), I wanted to share this little labradorite number with you. I added in some sterling silver beads and some dark blue Swarovski pearls, but it's almost entirely made out of these really cool faceted labradorite beads.
It was hard to do it any justice in a photo... I think it's hard to catch the flash and fire of this stone under the best of circumstances and I'm working with the perpetual gloom we've been having here in Minnesota. I gave it my best shot! Enjoy!