Didn’t get too much done this weekend. I cut some more Morgan Hill poppy jasper and an unknown rock with some pretty colors. It too was found in Morgan Hill. I do like the poppy cab. The pattern in the red reminds me of flowers, it gives the area a depth and in the yellow part the poppies look like ghost poppy.. Ok, so maybe it just seems this way to me. 🙂 I also put a seashell pendant together for a friend. Her son found it and it already had a small hole it, so its now a lil keepsake to wear.

Hope you had a really nice weekend. Thanks for stopping by…

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The sun decided to make an appearance mid morning and made for a great day to cut some stone. This is something I love to do. I was planning on cutting the malachite end of the druzy but found some Morgan Hill poppy jasper, script stone, agate and some green stone that I’m thinking is a petrified bog. It has some awesome greens in it, and takes a great shine. I kept finding stuff I’ve been wanting to cut or polish, so rocks just kept jumping into my hands. Ok so I finally got the saw out and cut it up here are some pics of what I ended up with.

Now to cab it all.

Happy Valentines day! I hope you get to spend time with someone you love, doing something you love to do.

In the last few weeks

Its been so hectic. Getting ready for a small Christmas show and then Christmas itself. The boutique turned out ok and it was really fun. I hadn’t set up for one in quite awhile and it turned out pretty good. I wrapped so many pieces that I burned out for a little while it seems. I didn’t even want to look at a piece of wire. So I cabbed a little, very little, went out and found a few pretty rocks. Mostly red jasper and pet wood. Until a few days ago a friend sent a few awesome cabs and wanted one wrapped. I was back into wire. I couldn’t stop! I’m just grateful it was the weekend since I got no sleep. lol I hope he likes his pendant half as much as I like the cab and slabs he sent me. I even got a lil cabbing in today. Looks like I’m slowly getting back in the swing.


Another long weekend coming up.. yay!
Hope this one was great for you.

Dino bone and agates

I was given some really nice dino bone on the Taogem forum from the Taogem himself. Its a really nice agatized slab and it has some amazing cell structure.  I had also bought some Berrendo agate nodules and love the bright red colors. This morning I took advantage of the cool morning and cut some the stones.

There’s a new contest on the Taogem forum and I will be cabbing a bit so I can find just the right stone to put in the piece.  Its been a lil while since I made a piece by just silversmithing. Lately I have only been setting a stone now and then.  This will be interesting.  Here are the pictures of the slabs and cabs.

Gifts

Well I received a box from a nice person on the RTH forum. She was kind enough to send a box of leather pieces plus a few gifts.  People in the rock hobbies are so kind. I was wanting some of that leather to use to polish boulder opal. I have enough now to last a very, very long time.  I’m gonna post some pics. I have also gotten the chance to do a lil cabbing and weaving silver.  I have to send a lil thank you, don’t I? 🙂

Beautiful 4th of July!

The weekend was a long and beautiful one. I hope you all had a really nice holiday. As usual it went fast.
I’ve been looking for some kind of inspiration and I stumbled on a blog by Twisted sister art. Well this lady is just amazing. Her style is unique and inspiring.
I did get a chance to do a lil cabbing and wire wrapping. I’ve been trying to change wrapping style a bit, but I’m gonna have to practice. I tend to get bored easily and I like a good challenge.
The cabs are peridot, garnets, fire agates, Topaz and Morgan Hill poppy jasper. As for the wrapping. Ok the first one, I’m still on the fence about. Reminds me of a tadpole. 🙂 The peridot one I like better. But then again its closer to my original stuff. So Let me know what you think of the tadpole. Here are few pics.


Thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by. ☮

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.

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