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Monday, February 4, 2013

Rock Reprieve

Well, not really.  I got a reprieve from slate.  I finished laying it, but I still need to use the stylus and add color.  I jsut put it in place to make sure that it still fit.  It does.

I have a good excuse for not finishing the floor.  I was not here to finish it.

I was forced to go to the gem show...Honest.  Walter made me do it.
Each one o these polished stones cost me one or two dollars... Total fourteen dollars for all...they are various types.  I will probably wire wrap or bead around these.
These are all fossils.  Some were fifty cents and some one dollar. Mostly for wire wrapping.  Not really for beading, but I might attempt to do one or two. The color is a lot richer than the photo.

I have my eye on the terracotta one at the far left.  I have beads that would look good with that.
I apologise for the terrible photo.  These were the expensive ones...Kind of.  The two on the left are embedded with opal.  I think that they call them rock opals because they aren't dug out of the stone that they are in.  The whole thing is just polished.

I don't remember the name of the other stone.  It is not turquoise.  It is faceted.  The most expensive stone I bought was eight dollars....That was the turquoise one.  The other two were five a piece...Once a year I splurge.  This was the day.  All of this for under forty dollars.  Not a bad haul at all.  Did I mention that I love the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show?

I am going back and play with my new rocks now...

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

The terrible three are having a quiet time from what I can see! Beautiful gems, Casey! For some strange reason which I completely ignore, fossils have always scared me. I can't look at them very long. Silly! I know! I would love to see what you do with these lovely stones!

Kathi said...

These are beautiful! I sure wish I could visit this show sometime. I'm sure I would spend at least $40! :D

Dale Fluty said...

Those are some beautiful stones! You did very well. :-)


mcddiss said...

que buenas compras que hiciste, ahora ya tienes buen material para trabajar



Giac said...

Hello casey,
Those are just gorgeous. There is soemthing so beautifula bout polished stones. You really made gorgeous choices.
Big hug,

Kim @Minimalarkey said...

I love rocks and gems, can't get enough of them.

Actually prefer semi-precious gems to diamonds and such