Thursday, February 22, 2018

Treasures from the Knap-In!

I thought this was a Geode but now I’m wondering if it is an Agate. Does anyone know? I’m sure someone will read this and have an idea! I picked up the large blue ‘rock’.

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(the inside)

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(outside)

And my hubby bought these small thin pieces (for ME).

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Whatever they are….they are gorgeous!

And here’s my new Navajo jewelry and leather bracelet.

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I was wearing a Zuni ring that I’ve had for years and when I chose the Navajo ring, it nested right next to the ring I was wearing. AMAZING!

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Out of all the rings I had to choose from, I got the perfect ring.

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And the necklace is Navajo too. I have quite a few pieces from years ago but it’s always fun to get something new, or in this case… vintage!

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The watch and bracelet I ALWAYS wear!

I’ve been working on some cards (or tags) that are about twice as wide as bookmarks to give as gifts.

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What do you think?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

38 comments:

laurie said...

well sure looks like Agate to me ,, we find it here on the shore but I' no expert,,, your jewelry is beautiful,, I have always loved turquoise,, your cards are beautiful too! so beautiful!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Pretty stones. Love your new ring.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhh...brings my mind to my youth, in the Southwest, visiting rock shops with my dad.

Susie said...

Diane, Great rocks ! I have seen those rock slices made into necklaces. Well depending on size. :):) Those tags are very nice, crafty girl. Hope your week is going well. Ours is wet and now back into the colder temps. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Pam Jackson said...

Love the jewelry. I am a jewelry fan but just don't wear any as much since I retired. And I love the Navajo look.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your jewelry. I use to wear turquoise but don't currently have any and I may have to remedy that! Those rocks are so pretty, I have some thin slices of whatever that is and they are fun to have! Your cards are so sweet! I'm doing OK had a funeral to go to yesterday and it wore me out(too much walking) I will be so glad when I am back to normal. Hugs!

Terra said...

The tags or cards you made are pretty and have sayings I like and you have some wonderful additions to your Navajo jewelry collection.

Lea said...

Beautiful jewelry!
Interesting rock, but I have no idea what it is
Have a wonderful day!

Sandra said...

all of your jewelery, old and new is beautiful. i love the way the new ring fits around the old. and the old ring is one i would love to wear. i don't know about the rocks, hope someone will.

Christine said...

Hi Diane's! I love your new jewellery it's so pretty!
I have some rocks like yours too & enjoy seeing them!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
That looks like a beautiful specimen of blue agate! How pretty! I love all your jewelry. I also have some Navajo pieces. Come to think of it I never dig them out to wear. I think I will....have a great day. I a, sure you are enjoying some beautiful weather. We did for two days and well...now its snowing!xx Linda

Terri D said...

I LOVE your new jewelry and your projects are always lovely!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Not sure what it is called but sure is pretty... I love your watch too! ♥

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful stones and wonderful photos but I don't know what the first one is ~

Happy Weekend to you
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Hi Diane, nice pics of the rocks. Pretty rings and your watch too. I enjoy making tags but have been so busy quilting that making cards had been put on the back burner. I’ll have to make a few soon. Take care.

Maggie Ann said...

I think you are fun....your jewelry finds are so pretty! Your cards and tags are lovely, and you are an inspiration to me.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Just looks like pretty stones to me. I love your jewelry and nice that it is meaningful to you too. Your card/bookmarks are lovely. Really like that quote about having faith bigger than your fear.

Jeanie said...

I'd vote for agate, but either way it's wonderful. Lots of pretty things here today!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Very pretty pieces of Southwest jewelry, Diane. Even your blouse looks like your pieces! I can't help you with the rocks, but I sure do like your gift tags. ♥

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lovely, Diane, but I'm of no use - I don't know rocks at all. My mother had a cousin who was a, I believe the name is, rock hound. We have friends in New Mexico who have Native American jewelry, and they're even learning the Navajo language. I like the way your rings fit together.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love the rocks and jewelry. They look like agates because geodes have the crystals inside....now I'm second guessing myself!

I love the tags. They're great!

Lorrie said...

Such pretty blue stones. I'd call them agates, but what do I know? Your new jewelry is lovely with the older pieces.
Cute bookmark/cards.

Michelle said...

I don't know about the geode/agate, but I LOVE the Navajo jewelry. I have several pieces of my own and I love them all. Thanks for linking up today!

Angie said...

You found charming jewelry that complements your current pieces - I love when that happens!

I am sure your tags will be an inspiration to those who are blessed to receive them!

camp and cottage living said...

Yes, Diane, it's an agate. We lived on the Lake Superior shores were you could find them, if you were lucky enough!
You're cards are so nice. Cards are so expensive now and your handmade ones are more like receiving a gift as well.

BeachGypsy said...

Oh I love all your new "pretties"! Your new ring DOES go great with the others....perfect match! Love that pretty necklace too and I've been interested in rocks and gems a little the past year maybe. My Mom is much more into it than me. I love the pretty ones you got. I have a purple one of those flat/polished things like yours--not sure what they are called either. That blue rock is so neat, love it!!

Cranberry Morning said...

How beautiful, Diane. It looks like agate to me, but then I've never seen a blue agate. Your rings are lovely. I really like that look! Have a wonderful evening. xo

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love the look of Navajo jewelry. My wife has a small collection but would like more!!

Debbie said...

your jewelry is beautiful, i love looking at/seeing pretty jewelry but i don't wear it. one ring, my wedding band and my diamond stud earrings and that's it!!

i don't know about the stones, but the as really pretty as are your cards/tags. a nice project!!

Karen Ann said...


I googled it... Geode has crystals in the center and sometimes has openings in the center.Agate is solid through and does not have crystals So I'd say you have agate there.

Beautiful, all! I used to wear turquoise Indian jewelry in my youth, and at some point decided it wasn't for me any more and gave it away. Now, of course, I wish I didn't. I do have a few turquoise pieces I wear on occasion - your watch is beautiful!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely new rings. I’d go with agate, which is usually smooth, while geode has bits/crystal like in center.

Jeanna said...

I love the Navajo jewelry and the agate, or whatever it is. Those tags are very pretty too.

NanaDiana said...

I believe it is Agate, Diane. Our friend had a huge collection and his pieces look similar.

Beautiful presents from your hubby. He did good!!!! They were for your birthday---right?

Cute tags, too. Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your jewelry is gorgeous and what a perfect fit for your new ring! Love your card/tags - so unique and pretty. The 'rocks' (that's as much as I know about them - haha) are so beautiful! Excellent 'finds'! Hope you have a nice weekend. Hugs xo Karen

Red Rose Alley said...

I love the sayings on the tags you made. You did a nice job on these. And the silver round necklace with the turquoise is really cool. It makes me want to wear jewelry again. ; )

~Sheri

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved reading the earlier post about the festival and your jewelry from there is beautiful -- and perfect.

Anita Johnson said...

They are beautiful agates! I have a geode collection. And just to make it a bit more confusing, some agates are geodes.
Geode...
a small cavity in rock lined with crystals or other mineral matter.
a rock containing a cavity lined with crystals or other mineral matter.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love the stones - and the lovely jewelry. Your cards are just so wonderful, you have such great talents. I have cleaned and cleaned and cleaned my studio - it is organized and wonderful - and now I'm afraid to go in there and start something for fear I'll end up under piles again, so I've stayed out and just done embroidery on the crazy quilt.