I wanted to point out this stone pendant that was in the recent group photo because it was sort of hidden. This was one of the "star" pieces in the bunch. It is obviously drilled as a pendant and this time I think I have identified it all by myself! Based on some internet searching (including the hobby lobby site), I believe this might be a form of Russian Jade.
So, all of my stone loving friends, if I have improperly "named that stone", PLEASE help me set the record straight!! :)
If I were to make something for myself with this stone, I would use a colored beading wire, probably black, similar to one of my favorite necklaces that I wear all the time (and featured last year). However, that seems a bit boring since it would look so much like the other one!
So, if I were making this for someone else, I might get a little more creative. The size is approximately 1.5 inches square. Using several strands of beading wire, each with it's own style would be eclectic and fun. Maybe I need to take a cue from Tish of the blog "Just a Tish Designs", whose fabulous multi-strand necklace was recently selected as a Bead Star finalist!! Once you take a look at that, you will certainly see why she made it to the top!!!
Her designs are always overflowing with creativity!! I need to work outside of my default mode of "conservative" and stretch just a tad.