These two donuts were how I passed the slow moments at a show over the winter. Couldn't quite figure out how to finish them, but at the time, I suspected that spikes might be involved in one.
It took a while to mature, but here's the finished version of the rhodonite donut:
Somehow, once the spikes grew on the donut, frilly soft finishing just wouldn't do. So rhodonite, onyx, and gunmetal chain finished it off. I really like it!
Oh, and I finished off the malachite/lapis donut as well, but it's a completely different, non-spiky style. And then I completely forgot to take a picture of it before it went into a local gallery. Bad, bad blogger. Maybe I'll go to the gallery and get a picture there.