Lapidaryforum.net

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome new members & old from the Lapidary/Gemstone Community Forum. Please join up. You will be approved after spam check & you must manually activate your acct with the link in your email

Congratulations to ToTheSummit and his Condor Cab!

 www.lapidaryforum.net

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: A few from the last little bit..  (Read 1818 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

accented1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33
A few from the last little bit..
« on: November 01, 2014, 06:09:42 PM »

Greetings Everyone!

I have a minute here so I thought I would share a few from the last few weeks and a couple from the past.. I really apprecate Jay and Good Earth for donating recently for the cab comp.. It is a little unnerving though seeing my cabs up there every time I check in.. Apologies if they don't appeal to you.. Neverthess here's a few of the things I've been up to:

Found this little gem in a mix of slabs that I got for pennies.. Saw it any did a double take..

Anyone know what it is?




Here's one of the boulder opals that got me fired up about working rocks nearly six years ago.. This was one of the first rocks I ever cut..



Peruvian Chryschocolla that I simply adored the colors:



An Indian Paint Stone



Plasma Agate that I cut from a slab that I picked up for $1 out in Oregon over the summer.. Surely more of this stuff is out there that someone doesn't know about.




A jade dagger from stock that was sent to a friend straight from New Zealand..


More of the New Zealand Jade and Daggers:


Parrot Wing Jasper 1


Parrot Wing Jasper 2


Metallic Stag Jasper/Cj Strike as Jason M. calls it:



Red Horn Coral from Sandsave (Jay)



Pirahna Agate


Thank you guys and gals for looking or not.. Either way I appreciate it..

Cheers!



Logged


Minkos61

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 308
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 06:16:25 PM »

Wow very nice work and material :thumbsup:
Logged
Ernie

lithicbeads

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2635
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 08:52:07 PM »

Wow what a nice surprise ! A very nice array of stones. You use quite a bit of diversity of style in your cutting and they look very well done. That unknown stone was as bright as cobaltian calcite but the pattern looks like some sugilites.
Logged

Enchantra

  • Head Bead Nut
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2661
  • Insane Bead Woman
    • Enchanted Regalia
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 09:33:44 PM »

I agree with Frank, that first one looks like a variety of sugilite.  That purple is the give away with it's intense color.

I adore that Plasma agate!  :headbang:
Logged
-Amanda
http://www.pinterest.com/amandabielski/
https://www.facebook.com/enchantedregalia/

Coincidence is G-d's way of staying anonymous.  -Rabbi David Abrahams

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone else's life forever. - Comedian Margaret Cho.

A man wearing a helmet defending his country should make more money than a man with a helmet defending a football!!!  (From an email message I received - so true!)

accented1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 09:52:20 PM »

Thank you Ernie, Frank and Amanda! I agree with you this looks like Sugilite.. It was just weird that it was a pretty small piece that had a lot of grim hiding much of the color.. I got a bunch of slabs a long time ago and didn't notice it till recently.. Seemed interesting..

Here's a set that I worked on last weekend.. I had my brother in law request a stone for a ring when I got this material. He really didn't know what it was, only knew that I was excited when I got it, wanted some too  :toothy10:



Thanks again for stopping to look.

Cheers!
Logged

Minkos61

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 308
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 10:29:32 PM »

Killer material :coffee2:
Logged
Ernie

hummingbirdstones

  • Opalholic and General Rock Nut
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2689
    • Hummingbird Stones Lapidary Services
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2014, 07:27:08 AM »

They are all beautiful!  Definitely looks to be sugilite.  Love, love, love the boulder opal!  Koroit doesn't get much better than that with all the squiggle lines.  Awesome stones and they are all beautifully done!  Thanks for posting them.   :thumbsup:
Logged
Robin

Enchantra

  • Head Bead Nut
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2661
  • Insane Bead Woman
    • Enchanted Regalia
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2014, 02:55:31 PM »

Logged
-Amanda
http://www.pinterest.com/amandabielski/
https://www.facebook.com/enchantedregalia/

Coincidence is G-d's way of staying anonymous.  -Rabbi David Abrahams

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone else's life forever. - Comedian Margaret Cho.

A man wearing a helmet defending his country should make more money than a man with a helmet defending a football!!!  (From an email message I received - so true!)

Itsandbits

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 689
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2014, 05:13:08 PM »

great array of stones and material; some of it is familiar but all of it is pretty nice to look at :headbang:
Logged
rocks and people have a lot in common; one persons "leaverite" is anothers treasure

accented1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 06:11:25 PM »

Thanks for looking Itsandbits.. I agree a lot of this is pretty common stuff.. I really like to move around and don't pigeonhole myself to one particular stone, as I did when I first started. There are so many interesting stones out there and keeping the blinders on and just working one particular type just isn't for me.. I appreciate the feedback..
Logged

MrsWTownsend

  • Guest
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2014, 05:32:49 PM »

Really beautiful collection!  There is not a one of these materials that I find mundane.
Logged

tntmom

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 130
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 05:41:30 PM »

Gorgeous, all of these, and Sugi..... oh how I love thee!!!!!!!
Logged

~Krystee
https://www.facebook.com/kristine.gniot

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift.... That's why it's called The Present.

GoodEarth

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 232
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2014, 06:57:27 PM »

great stones and fantastic skill! I like em all!

That plasma agate location has re-opened after many years of closure, so I think there will be more material on the market than in the past.

Joshua
Logged
PNW Rough Rock including
Olympic Poppy Jasper

tntmom

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 130
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2014, 07:03:40 PM »

There is a bunch of it available on facebook.   I have some slabs of it from there, looks pretty nice but beware, the red is cinnabar!
Logged

~Krystee
https://www.facebook.com/kristine.gniot

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift.... That's why it's called The Present.

Helene Fielder

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 334
    • Helene Fielder Sculptures
Re: A few from the last little bit..
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2014, 09:18:18 PM »

Your cabs scream I love working with stone. You inspire me to get cabbing too.
Logged
Helene
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.075 seconds with 55 queries.