Saturday, January 8, 2011

Look what I have aquired!

I am so excited!
I am not sure what all I am going to do with them, but I am sure I will have fun doing it!

On the left are hand carved shell cameos.  They shell is carved away from the focal
leaving a raised focal. On the right are intaglios. They are carved out of stone leaving
the focal to be below the surface of the stone. So in essence, it is the reverse of a cameo.

I have personally fallen in love with the cameo of the little girl and the sheep. I keep thinking
it would be such a lovely ring and a constant reminder of my Shepherd.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my new find!


  1. Hey, Angie! How small are they? I'm guessing they are smaller than they appear, if you are planning to make a ring? They are beautiful!

  2. Wow, they're beautiful...I was drawn to the girl with the sheep too! It's to bad I can't admire it in person.

    I'm so happy for you. =) Great find!

  3. Those are very pretty! The little girl and sheep is precious.