And another Estate sale

I was out with my cousin and Aunt when we saw a sign that said estate sale, so of course we had to see what they were selling. We pulled in and first thing I saw was a cab template. Now if there’s a template you know there’s rocks or cabs or sumthin! I asked for rocks and was told nope not any, wait maybe. Haven’t pulled everything out yet. No, it wasn’t that early. They were just really busy. Well a guy said let me show you something, tell me what you think. He led me to the back yard and against the wall was a small tub with some cut rock. He said he wanted to sell it but not sure how much. Well It was hard to tell what all was in it but needless to say I bought it and on the way out another box that had metal in it. I told him it looked like silver but, I wasn’t sure. Some of it is copper for sure, but I will have to check the rest out. At the bottom of the box there was some silver bezel wire and silver wire the rest I don’t know. Anyway I bought it all. Here are some clickable pics.


Some of the stones were carefully marked and put in small manilla envelopes or wrapped in tissue paper. Others laid in boxes on cotton matting. Yes, at one time well cared for.
I’m glad to have found this gentleman’s treasures. I hope to do them justice. I know I’ll treasure them too.

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Lovely break…

Its been great, the one extra day. Every weekend should be three days. Got lots done the cabbing in the last post. Even finished a couple of wraps. I was looking thru the slabs and pieces of rock I had because the cabbing contest on the gemstone board and found the RSJ slices. Well take a look at one of the slices, what do you see?
Here they are:


Well hope you had a great weekend!

Long Weekend!

I suppose a part of happiness is doing what you like best. The only problem I seem to find is that there is little time for it. For now anyway.. Today was an exception. I polished up some of the boulder opal that was cut last weekend and hope to keep going till the end of this weekend heres a few pics for now.

Fun in the sun

I was up early and to be kind to my neighbors I started with cabbing a couple of Oregon Sunstones, a Mexican fire opal as well as a couple of MH poppy jaspers.  The jasper was green and poppies look like sunflowers in the stone.  Well if you know me, you know how I love sunflowers. So I will be looking to get some more of that done. Then as it got a lil later in the day I moved outside to the saw and to cut up some of the rock I had been eyeing for awhile. The colors in the Boulder opal are great.  Can’t wait to get some cabbed.

By noon the heat was getting to be too much so it was over.  For now anyway… 🙂

I hope you enjoyed da pics and have had a cool weekend.  Back to work manana, no rest for the um wicked… or whatever.

Estate sale revisted

Had to make another trip before they decide to stop selling the Morgan Hill poppy jasper. The house has been sold and they will be moving on.  They are getting rid of all they can and letting people go up the hill and dig out what they can. Sadness. Anyways this is what I bought.

Love the orbs in a few pieces, gonna have a great time cabbing them up and sending to my kids and grandkids. Thanks for checking them out!

Estate sale!

Ok so I went to visit family and was informed of an estate sale where they were selling Morgan Hill poppy jasper.  Its usually pretty expensive so I thought I’ll just go by and see what they’ve got and what I can’t have. ha! It was priced ok and they were saying that they were actually still taking it out of the hill just behind us!.. It was all different colors and since I really didn’t expect to buy much, I didn’t have much cash on me.  I gave them all I had tho! Here’s some pics…

I have to go back…