Found these gorgeous lemony jasper and faceted turquoise beads and just had to try to do something with them. Turns out that jewelry making pliers probably would do better than my husband's asymmetrical needle-nose variety. Shucks, thought I could wiggle out of that one.
It also turns out that I am lacking some skill I somehow thought would mysteriously generate once I began. I think I'll opt for the term "rustic" in reference to my craftsmanship.
Nevertheless, I kind of like them. What do you think? Are they cute enough to give as C-mas gifts?