steel and sparklies

A wee bit further on the design trail.  The thing slowing me down this morning is trying to remember the combination I used for tumbling/finishing these pieces.  I made these bailing wire/mild steel components at least a year ago, maybe two and they've never rusted.  I know it involved putting some lavender oil in the tumbler with the stainless shot.  But I had an unattractive mess this morning when I opened the tumbler ... so now I'm running it again with borax to clean everything up and will see how it looks at that point.  Can't remember if I put the pieces through the abrasive media or not.  Maybe I should write this stuff down .........

When I do figure it out, and figure it out I will, here's a couple of possibilities for the finished product.  
 This pair of earrings has blue topaz & labradorite dangles and wraps of raw diamonds 

This pair has tiny wraps of raw diamonds ... minimal, but I think they look very cool

I woke up kind of grumpy, so I'm trying to not succumb and keep moving forward.  The swings of that dern pendulum are kind of narrow right now ... not happy about that.  Seems like one day up, one day down, half a day up, half a day down.  Little pin-pricky annoyances that mean nothing, but still annoy.  Deep breaths.

onward ......
l i g a - kvk