They Are Prettier Than Real Drusy Quartz…and
with magnetic earrings, you don’t even need pierced ears…
Opal is the birthstone for the month of October, along with pink tourmaline. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 14th year of marriage. The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.”-Jewels for Me
“In fact, in Roman times, the gem was carried as a good luck charm of talisman, as it was believed that the gem, like the rainbow, brought its owner good fortune. To the Romans, it was considered to be a token of hope and purity. It was also referred to as the “Cupid Stone” because it suggested the clear complexion of the god of love. The early Greeks believed the opal bestowed powers of foresight and prophecy upon its owner, while in Arabian folklore, it is said that the stone fell from heaven in flashes of lightning. The Oriental traditions referred to them as “the anchor of hope”. Lucky opal – the stone of hope, the birthstone of October.”-Opals Down Under
Opals are beautiful and I really don’t know who started the nonsense about opals being bad luck…Some people still believe the superstition today…I don’t…
Here is a sampling of my opal jewelry:
It is impressive. This was my first view as we were driving up the hill on a Sunday. Don’t try to go and see it before 12 noon on Sunday, because the traffic was horrible. When we came back down, there was no traffic at all.
This guy was next to us. He went to sleep…
It was an enjoyable experience, and I got a lot of nice photos. You can order everything from framed prints to Yoga mats from my shop on Pixels.com
This magnetic eyeglass holder has a dragonfly on a simple rectangle made from pink anodized aluminum, but you can custom order it in any color. The rectangle is 25 x 20 mm.
The color charts are ovals and triangles but you will receive a rectangle.
Whether you are out shopping, relaxing or working, this will keep your glasses handy.
The wire lanyard will match the color of the dragonfly, unless you request at different color.
The lanyard is made out of hand wrapped coated copper wire that will hold your reading glasses, sun glasses, I.D, badge or badge reel. Two super strong neodymium magnets hold it on your clothing securely and without damage to your favorite outfit. It’s simple, elegant, and practical.
The wire will hold sunglasses or reading glasses that are up to 16 mm in width. It is hand wrapped with jewelry pliers, so if you order a larger or smaller lanyard opening I may wrap the wire a little differently.
I you need a larger opening for wider glasses please send millimeter dimensions with order.
Glasses are shown for display only and are not included.
If you have misplaced your metric ruler, remember that 13 mm=1/2 inch.
Handmade in the USA, signed, dated and copyrighted by Laura Wilson-Jeweler
Need extra magnet backs? They are listed here:
Earrings are also available:Magnetic Earrings
Hanging in the Greenport NY Gallery
Titled “Asiatic Lily”, this is a 14″ x 17″ original drawing in pen and colored pencil on paper of Asiatic lilies. Shown unframed and matted and framed as shown in the last picture.
I draw the original sketch in regular pencil and then draw the lines with permanent black ink.
I then erase the pencil and finish the piece with colored pencil just like a coloring book.