This is week 2 of Year Of Jewelry Project 2011 and the theme was "Eclipse" (although you don't have to follow the theme - it's just to give you ideas if you want them!).
My jewelry project was a pin that I created with sterling silver wire and a Black Agate Drusy Quartz Faceted Oval Bead. You can't see the facets very well, but boy are they there and do they ever make the bead look really cool! I plan to wear this with my grey cashmere wrap - providing it doesn't get too warm, too quickly here in AZ! (cross your fingers!!)
I'm sure after taking a look at the bead you can probably figure out why I chose to create with this particular one for week 2's theme of "Eclipse". I fell in love with this jaw dropping bead last year and, of course, had to buy the whole strand (just because of this one bead!!) at The Whole Bead Show at the Windmill Inn (sorry, the exact vendor escapes me and isn't in my records correctly it seems - oops!) during the Tucson Bead, Gems and Mineral Shows last year.
Simple was definitely better with this specific stone since it basically screams "WOW", (and 'Eclipse') and deserves all the attention in any design it would have been put in to.
I hope that you've all had a great week and that your weekend is superb!!
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Here's to a "Momentary Eclipse of the Mind"!