AMBER – A Favorite Gemstone

It’s time to update my progress with the colorful and eye-catching Amber cabs I got from Mexico. Here is the lot of cabs I started with

Lot of Amber Cabs from Mexico

Here’s a close up of the one cab that’s missing from this picture

Here’s what I’ve done so far

Eye catching, colorful Amber Cabs wrapped in Silver Plated, Copper and Gun Metal Wire

I’m making progress. I still have about 6 or 7 to go. Some of these are really small – about 1″ in length including the bail. The longest one (the bottom on the left) is 2 1/4″ in length and about 3/4″ wide. Most of them are about 1-1/2″. They are all very lightweight and as you can see pretty transparent.

As you can see from the top right and left, I’ve branched (pun intended) out into making fancier pendants and using additional beads with the Amber cabs. This is a challenging exercise as I don’t want all of them to be the same. I hope you enjoy looking at my cabs. Please share any thoughts, questions or comments.

New Glass Pendants

Great color combination of Turquoise, Golden Yellow and a bit of White glass pendant in Silver-Plated Tarnish resistant wire or bronze wire. Great all year round color combination, and especially perfect colors for your Summer outfits. Casual, contemporary designs with a minimum of silver plated wire. Great for yourself or as a gift.

Father’s Day

Just a gently reminder – Father’s Day is June 20th. If your father is not with you consider a donation to his favorite charity or give it some one your time on his day. Thanks


Classy pendant rose quartz wire wrapped in brass 1 1/2″ dia. With glass beads Fashionable and affordable

AMBER Not A Gemstone Yet It Is

I love Amber. Amber, the gemstone, has always seemed exotic, mysterious. maybe even unattainable. Because of this, I assumed Amber would be expensive and hard to find, but I was so wrong.

Amber cabochons from Mexico. You can see how beautiful and semi-translucent they are. Some even have small inclusions. Below is one I took off the card, for an up close view.
This is the cabochon that was taken from the card.
This is a side view of the cab

This package of Amber cabs from Mexico are definitely affordable and very exciting. A collection of Amber jewelry made with these cabs will, I believe, become my next passion.

I plan to learn more about Amber and it’s medicinal and healing properties over the next few weeks as I work on my collection, and I hope you’ll follow my blog to learn along with me. I appreciate your comments and suggestions.