Took a spin on the Lapidary Wheel today
and I cannot stop smiling!!
Yes, my back is paying the price and I promise myself rest for the remainder of the day, but my goodness, I nearly wept when the Cab King started a' whirring....
I perfected some pieces I had long ago begun, like this Lucky Strike Agate, which I am setting this week in a ring!! Woo hooo!
And some pieces were purchased works that just needed a touch of extra care: this beautiful, rare and insanely beautiful chatoyant Boitryoidal Malachite and Chrysocolla stone had rough edges, hard to set. I fixed that right up. Likely this will be simply set in a ring with an engraved band. It's a biiiig stone.
Its heart is golden.
More mystery plume, looking all kinds of good enough to eat....
And lastly, a lucky strike moss.
I have to go lay down, I've a case of the vapors just LOOKING at these pictures, knowing these special stones sit in the studio, awaiting their sterling houses.....
This is my job????