Remember waaaaay back in the day when I said I was going to cab this MOTHER of a Lucky Strike agate and I showed you this piece as a finished slice?
I am setting her this week.
In a ring.
She is huge and gorgeous and you'll never see the likes of her again, that's how remarkable she is.
Has the markings of the mother, but a gentler, more subdued soul. A few tiny pits.
Fireless opal water line marks.
Matrix. A tiny fracture, healed.
This piece will be my first ever offering as a cabochon, to be purchased by a woman or man who works with metals.
My first lapidary offering: this won't happen all that often, but every once in a while I will offer these things :)
Moss agate so sweet, it'll make you kiss the sky.
I mean, COME ON!!!!! This is a smaller cab, still trying to figure out what to set it in.
I did not cab this one, but I am obsessed with it.
And lastly, uuuuuber collectible Texas Plume. It is so valuable, so insanely perfect...
I picked this one up on my way to Arcata last weekend, and I am pondering whether to set it or not....
Or maybe it should go in the collection....
Things to ponder.
One more thing, my sweets:
I saw the reaction both in comment and convo to my Jadeite Fire King teacup, and so I will be having a contest in a few days, offering you one of your very own.
I scoured the interwebs to find you one of good quality and girth.
I am thinking of having you send in photos of your best tea-sipping outfit, or your BEST raised pinky, snooty-Brit style... perhaps I will share mine, too, and we can all take one sip at the same time.... of course, the contest won't be judged by the photo, merely as a random comment draw, but I like the idea of taking tea with all of you, across the globe.
And perhaps we can all say *AHHHHHH* in that silly whisper tone afterwards.
Have a bountiful and happy weekend!