Lepidocrocite (say that three times fast!), or rather lepidocrocite in quartz. I looked this up online and the description contains a lot of scientific mumbo jumbo that is much less interesting than just looking at this stuff. GORGEOUS! I'm not sure what I will do with this, either. I'm thinking maybe something with oxidized sterling? There are some nice sized nuggets in this strand, so I'm guessing it will probably find its way in to more than one piece of jewelry.
(L-R) Kyanite faceted briolettes, Botswana Agate faceted checkerboards, and something that my camera completely washed out. Have I mentioned I could really use a digital SLR? Pretty please?. I really don't know anything about Kyanite, but is sure is purdy! Botswana agate is.....uh....agate from Botswana? No, really. That's what it is. Love the faceted cut on these. Jacks up the fancy factor a titch. :)
Last but certainly not least, some truly beautiful ocean jasper faceted rounds. These puppies are HUGE! Each bead is close to 1" in diameter. I have two full strands of these, and have been sitting on them for at least a year. I really need to get these into some jewlery, like ASAP. They deserve it. Aren't they pretty? Ocean Jasper has always been one of my favorite stones because it has a fantastic range of colors and patterns. I was ecstastic to find these deeply discounted from a fellow Etsian who was closing her shop.