Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Something old and calm


These are my new treasures. Ammonites, possibly half a billion years old. I'm planning to make pendents and pins out of them - perhaps one framed piece with a fossil in the center. I started out buying four. The next trip it was ten. I couldn't seem to put them back in the display box and just leave them there. Next piece of jewelry is for my boss - a Happy Sabbatical present.

Just so you know. I do stay out of trouble now and then. And you can only iron your wimple for so long, right?

An actual post, I dearly hope, will be coming soon.

10 comments:

Mr. X said...

We think you mean 'ammonites'...
And better off without the wimple, we think :)

LJ said...

Thank you. And it's much easier to say, too. Here I am, working in a library and saying "anemones" for DAYS and no one corrects me. It's sad really.
And yes. The wimple never did suit me, but then that's the point of a wimple as far as I can see. (Let's see how many times I can say "wimple" in one sentence. "Wimple" and "twaddle" are my current favorite words.)

jessie said...

Oh, wow, those are cool!

LJ said...

Aren't they? I decked them out on the coffee table and I just stare at them for hours. I'm thunder-struck at the age of them - and how beautiful and intricate they are.

herhimnbryn said...

Something so old and small enough to keep in your pocket.

beadbabe49 said...

are they really blue? all mine are brown...I love your blue ones!

Koru's Daughter said...

There they are... little Korus. (Waves frantically at them) Hi little Korus! Hello little gals... we come in peace. Ahhhh... aren't they lovely?

LJ said...

Yep. Little Korus. I have a big thing for spirals, too - an ancient symbol.
BB...not really blue, but a pale grey, some with shades of chalky pink and even coral. No matter what light I get them in, I can't get the color exact on camera. And H? If I started carrying the stones I like in my pockets, I'd soon be unable to move.
I'm addicted to little stones!

Anonymous said...

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LJ said...

Hi MM! Email is coming some fair day!!!