I got some time to spin the wheels today, finishing up a bunch of half-finished cabochons
so that I can move forward with materials I've been
wanting to use for some time:
I have a difficult time starting new projects if something's waiting, partially-done
I worked the stones,
finishing with a good polish on the felt.
Chrysoprase, small rectangle of wonder: it glows.
Laguna or Moctezuma Agate, healed internal fracture
Laguna agate in shades of ka-pow
mystery agate, plume and moss
Unstabilized turquoise: when this gets wet, the color darkens.
I think it's pretty rare to find unstabilized material, and it ground down really fast, even on the highest grit wheel I've got: I mostly worked it on the felt flat lap.
A really nice day for a rockhound, I've got to say.
When I work on cabs, I feel like a previously unidentified alter-ego:
Sam, the sinewy, handsome 63-year-old ex-marine
with a heart of gold and a pack of Lucky Strikes rolled in his sleeve.
Married to his wife for better'n thirty years
Sam - er, Sunny