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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

ABC Wednesday - L


Yet another busy day today, and I have to apologise to all the people I haven't yet visited from yesterday. I'm posting this evening to (I hope!) give myself chance to catch up tomorrow.

So here we go then.

Mrs Nesbitt started ABC Wednesday, which is now well into its second year, and has reached the letter L for the third time.

Now I'm sure you have all realised by now that I love jewellery and gemstones. So without more ado I shall introduce my word of the week.

L
is for
LAPIDARY

Lapidary is the art of cutting and carving gemstones. I wish I had the skill and the patience to do this kind of work, but I don't.
I do, however, have a carved stone pendant.
It was, I believe, carved in China, and the stone is probably carnelian.
The design, naturally, is a dragon.
The dragon is the Chinese type, without wings, but it's very beautiful.
The stone is nearly 4.5 cm (2 inches) long.

You'll find many more L participants on the ABC Linky site.
They are all worth visiting.

31 comments:

Nydia said...

This is really a wonderful piece of art, Miss Dragon!

Have I told you that I work as a secretary at a jewelry workshop's office? I'm surrounded by these beauties, although I don't possess any: I like them in others but not in me! Weird, uh? ;O)

Kisses, loved the post.

richies said...

looks like a beautiful piece of art.

Katney said...

Lovely lapidary!

Dr.John said...

A dragon. That's good jewelry. It's also a good picture.

babooshka said...

Yet again I find myself being educated in a subject I no very little on. I like the way you find subjects to match the letter that are so personal to you. Well done yet again.

dulce said...

An interesting choice.
Have a nice week!

photowannabe said...

Absolutely perfect. I would be surprised if you posted any thing else.

Jenn said...

Very intricate design! The hands who created this deserves a pat in the back for a job well done!

My L pictures are posted here and here. Hope you can drop by, too! Thanks!

Kate said...

Hey, no need to apologize for having a life outside the blog! Ha ha.. I really like your dragon stone necklace.. Lovely.

I snapped another dragon photo for you over here. :)

Aileni said...

Really good choice - and different.Me - I'm just prosaic.

Jientje said...

Beautiful carved stone, with a dragon in it ... of course!!!

Liz said...

Such an intricate design. Such craftsmanship.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ooooo... Aahhhh... that's a beauty! And I am glad you introduced the word Lapidary because I did not know the word... I learned something new.
Wonderful post!!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

James Higham said...

You wish for the skills - I wish for the stones, DD.

earthlingorgeous said...

Hmmmm this is a tough L theme hahahaha but wow I love dragon arts I have dragon blouses and my sister is born on the year of the dragon :)

earthlingorgeous said...

I love this pendant :) This is a cool subject to choose :)

Reader Wil said...

What a beautiful jewel! I didn't know what a lapidary was until now!
Thanks for the extra information!

nonizamboni said...

Very clever use of 'l' and a closeup of the stone revealed such a breathtaking design. You are fortunate to have this and we are for your sharing.
Happy Wednesday!

Bear Naked said...

Your carved stone pendant is Lovely.

Bear((( )))

Granny Smith said...

That is a gorgeous pendant, especially to a fellow lover of dragons! Thanks for sharing.

Daryl said...

Perfection ... and so very you!


:-Daryl

Suburbia said...

I have never heard of this word, very interesting. A beautiful piece to have.

CherryPie said...

Nice one for L. You have sooo many dragons!

Neva said...

This is a very stunning piece of jewelry!

AphotoAday said...

Amazing how they can carve such intricate detail into such hard material...

James Higham said...

L for love.

jams o donnell said...

It's a real beauty dragonstar

Barbara said...

Hi Dragonstar,
That is a lovely piece of jewellery. I don't have the skill neither to whip up such a beautiful and inticate creation.

Keep it preciously.
Have a nice weekend.

Natasha said...

Hi Miss Dragon!

I've fallen in love with this pendant! I have a Chinese vase with dragons on it, it was a gift, and I love looking at it! I do wish you'd join us at www.womenetcetera.com! We're a site for slightly older women who believe in embracing transitions and change and making the most of our selves and our lives! Looking forward to seeing you!

Natasha

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I clicked on the photo to see it up close. VEry pretty!

becky voyles said...

Well, I learned something today. Thank you for that. The jewelry is beautiful.