Rock treasures!

Even if I haven’t been able to work on any rocks lately, It doesn’t mean I haven’t been looking for any. I have to keep adding to the collection right? Don’t ask my husband that question.. Anyway.. I went to a local flea market and what do you know? There was a booth with a few large rocks on a corner. The woman said she had quite a few and would be happy to make a deal for them all since her husband didn’t want to keep lugging them around. I was pretty excited when she quoted me a pretty low price and even let me use her hand truck to get them to my truck. lol Here are some pics, you can click on them to read more or see them larger.


Have a safe weekend!!!

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New year new outlook

Love these three day weekends.. Wish they were all three dayers. The weather was pretty nice so we got to get out and do a lil rockhounding. Found some nice colored pet wood and just checked out the scenery. I also got to finish a few wraps. Fun weekend so far and another day to go.


Have fun!

We are having a heat wave!

The best thing about the bay area is the weather. Usually that is. Today the sun got us into the hundred degree stuff! Yesterday was just as bad too. That said outside activities were morning ones and then outta the heat the rest of the day. I did my best to make a new piece or at least start one but to no avail. I have wrappers block. That’s what my husband calls it. lol 🙂 I finished one pendant that I had started during the week and thats about it. I was wanting to break out and try something a lil different so, yeah, scrap metal baby!.. I know your probably tired of the lil green stones I’m so happy about but seriously, I’m gonna show you the other one I had in the first batch then I promise to keep going with new stuff. That said here ya go….


I hope you all had a great weekend.
Stay cool!

Greenstones

Well thanks to the friendly people at Taogem forum the green stones in the prior post are exactly that, Michigan Greenstones, or Chlorastrolite. They are the official Michigan State gem. They seem to be a rare find and I’m happy to have found them! MICHIGAN GREENSTONE or CHLORASTROLITE

Recent finds

I hit a small sale, ok its where that last estate sale was. I saw a sign in the same vicinity and thought hey! Could it be? Well yes, yes it was. The same place as that estate sale from a few weeks ago. They even remembered me. How could they not, the crazy lady that wants rocks. They had found a few small vials with rocks and an old tumbler with some slightly tumbled stones. There was also a box of different stages of tumbling grit and a couple of very cool books. The books are pretty old but one of them is a book on where to find different rock in California. Its really interesting and hopefully will lead me to some great finds. I took it all of course.. here are some pics.


If you happen to know what the green cabs are leave me a comment or send me a note. I’d love to know. Thanks for coming by!