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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

ABC Wednesday - M

Before I go any further, I want to apologise if I haven't visited some of you recently. I'm having difficulty getting some pages to load properly - even my own! I don't know if it's my computer (I do hope not!) or some internet-related problem, but it's making visiting very hard at times.
So if you see anything that suggests I've visited, but there's no comment, please don't feel I'm ignoring you.



This week on ABC Wednesday we've reached the letter M.

I'm trying to post stones whenever I can, so this week I'm offering
MOONSTONE
At the moment I only have this 40cm strand of moonstone chips, waiting to be made into a necklace, bracelet, ear-rings - whatever takes my fancy when I eventually settle to making things again. Moonstone has a lovely satiny sheen, hence its imaginative name.

I also have this polished piece of Moss Agate, which was given to me by a friend.
This is a mostly clear stone with green moss-like patterns in it. These patterns are caused by metallic inclusions in the crystal. It's very shiny, and I had trouble photographing it, so I've included two different shots to try to show the patterns.


ABC Wednesday was started by Mrs Nesbitt
To see the many participants, visit the ABC Linky, or the Anthology page, and enjoy browsing!


30 comments:

Aileni said...

Your new camera makes a good job of these close-ups.And you, of course.

Jay said...

I love gemstones, but Moonstone is a little colourless for my taste. My taste runs more to strongly coloured stones like amethyst.

The Moss Agate is rather lovely though! Well done for getting a picture - I know how difficult that is.

Katney said...

Lovely! I didn't know you made jewelry.

Kate said...

Nice photos and thanks for the lesson on rocks, too!

babooshka said...

You always manage to interpret the letter in such a clever personal way with your passions. I wiil have a word with the Mnx fairies to stop messing with the connections.

Gemma said...

I love minerals. Moonstones are powerful! Leave on a windowsill during full moon.

Suburbia said...

As I was reading this I was thinking 'I love moonstones' but then I saw the mossy one. That is very lovely indeed!

starnitesky said...

Moonstone is very pretty, you did well photographing the Moss Agate, another lovely stone.

Liz said...

I can see the pattern in the green one clearly. Both stones are lovely in their own different ways.

antigoni said...

It's a very unique post! Great job!

Daryl said...

Nice shots ... and I look forward to seeing what you make with/of it...

:-Daryl

Reader Wil said...

Lovely gemstones! I also like the second stone best!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I love that name... Moonstone... sounds as if someone had to go up to the moon and collect these special little rocks... =)
Very pretty.
The Moss Agate is very nice as well!!
Great post.
That's a great moon shot.. and the pretty lone leaf is nice.. I like taking leaves and pressing them in books and using them for art projects... I say that but lately I have all these pressed leaves and haven't gotten around to the projects... LOL
Nice post!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Jientje said...

That moss agate is beautiful!
I had never heard of it before, it's nice to learn new things while visiting blogs, and I've learned a lot on minerals through you!

Bear Naked said...

That Moonstone is beautiful!!!
Now I am going to have to see if I can find it for me.

Bear((( )))

earthlingorgeous said...

Those are marvelous moonstones. Hey why don't you try clearing your cache? Maybe that's why its not loading right. Hope you get your PC fixed.

leslie said...

What stunning stones! My daughter makes jewellry too.

CherryPie said...

Love your Moss Agate stone :-)

I do sympathies with your PC problems. I am sure you know how much trouble I have been having lately!

Dr.John said...

Three good pictures for the theme. I hope you get your problems corrected soon.

Neva said...

What a beautiful stone!

Helena said...

Ahh beautiful. My mum has an old moonstone pendant encrusted with diamonds. It's very old, been in the family for ages. It's mostly sky blue. Beautiful.

BTW I'm having puter problems too, I keep losing the internet connection when I'm in blogger. I don't get cut off at other times. I do wonder if it;s somehting in blogger...

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I've never seen moonstone before, though I've heard of it. It is lovely.

earthlingorgeous said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog again! I'm glad your pc works fine now!

John said...

Great post for M and congrats with new camera.

Nydia said...

Both stones are so beautiful, I like this satin-surface look, Miss Dragon.
I was also apologizing today for not commenting much though visiting friends!

Kisses!

jmb said...

I love moonstones. I had a moonstone and gold pinky ring which I lost in the garden at our old house. I hope someone finds it someday.

Interesting agate too. I love rocks and have a collection.

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful photos of marvellous stones and magnificient jewel!
Miss Yves

Louis la Vache said...

Your page-loading problem, "Louis" suspects, is Blogger-related. "Louis" has been having so many issues with Blogger that he's suspended two of his blogs and will be moving them to a new host. He hasn't had quite as much trouble at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, but it, too, has been problematic...

Damama T said...

MOSS AGATE!! YAY!! THANK YOU!!! I love rocks and I'm always looking for interesting ones on the ground wherever I go. Several years ago I found one that looked like a crystal that had swallowed some grass. It was pre-Internet days, though, so I had no quick and easy way of finding what it was and no time to research at the library with two small boys in tow. I still have that silly rock in what the boys called our Nature Jar. Now I can finally tell them what it is! xoxoxo

DeeJay said...

Such a nice hobby - I wish I had the time
Sorry I am late in visiting but I was away last week and have only just posted my 'M' in time to do this week's on Wednesday