Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What the Antique Box of Stones Held....




Unlike Any I have

Ever Seen.

I may - MAY set one for something in the shop

Be on the lookout at some point maybe!

A perfect spray of Sagenite

Clay Canyon Variscite, wickedly hard to find

basically, this stash of rocks was not from around this time period.
This smacked of the fifties or early sixties
from the cardboard sheet of paper
these rocks were
Elmer's Glue-d to
to the stone selection
I am wiping my brow that I beat some old
rockhound in there!!

really stunning sagenite

Incredible White Plume Agate

And now a bit of what's been on MY wheels, lapidarily speaking -
Laguna Agate, and how!!!
A cherry whopper of a stone with red-hot dots in the white banding.

Unnamed source, but a slice out of a thunderegg
I am guessing this is moss, compacted and wondrous of color!

Botryoidal pink rhodonite

I am feeling physically strong on the wheels of late, and excited to be cabbing again.
A few of the Pridays need some tlc, and I hope to be able to appropriately guide them into their perfect form.

Wish me luck!!



MrsLittleJeans said...

Good luck...some lovely rocks you are playing with! : )

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness, those are beautiful. I actually gasped at the Clay Canyon Variscite. :)

Nialah said...

*swoons* those stones are stunning

tattooedblogger said...

THOSE are the most amazing stones yet...My eyes are blinded by their beauty...Can not wait to see what you create with these..happy sunny days Lady!

Anonymous said...

*Squealing on your behalf.*

Have you been tempted to sleep with them under your pillow?

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

Looks like you hit the stone jackpot!!! Where'd you find them? Oh...and that variscite is AMAZING!!!!! Those colors!!! :)

Sybil Ann said...



Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

I think I just drooled a little.....

Kelly said...

rendered speechless...well, except for 'Wow'...;)

Natalia said...

Ohhh that Variscite is to die for!

DalaHorse said...

What a splendid find....what glorious specimens....they found you. ♥

Lana said...


UmberDove said...

I promise to ooh and aah, swoon and wipe my brow if you'll only let me hold them in say, 30 hours.

silver.work said...

Don't you wonder sometimes if all of the good stuff has already been found and cabbed? Especially when you come across yummy pieces glued to a bit of cardboard? I fret that I'll never find a 'prize' again when I see beauties such as these!

Have a ball :: lynn