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Material of the day: pink tourmaline in quartz. Bought this online on a whim. Not expecting to get this! This is a big chunk that I can offer out into plugs and definitely some cabs as well. Don’t know much about it, so I’ll have something to look up later. There’s also some thick fiberous white mineral
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Due to some unfortunate circumstances, HOS HQ will be relocating. This is quite an ordeal, as I’ve been in the same spot for over five years now! So much to pack and organize. That being said, the launch of HOS 4.0 will be put off until November first. I’m also going to have to stop custom orders for a few weeks, until then as well. This will allow appropriate time to organize and get set up again. Please contact me by Friday, 9/26 to get your order in before the break.
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25.5 mm ovals
White labradorite with cool flash
Indigo/purple in the middle, purple/green and lush purple on the other side
Third picture shows the shiller of copper inclusions when flash isn’t visible
Thoroughly stoked on this material, lot’s available in about this size or smaller
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41 mm Choyas ranch agate (Mexico)
Very fine blue, white, and clear banding. There’s even some nice shadow banding when seen up close
Double concave to let maximum light in
Cool contrast head on vs a warm glow in the back light
Made for a regular client
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Material of the day: Picasso marble. Had this one for a while just kicking around. From Utah, this features black to white with a lot of neutral grays in there. Id like to cut it into some jewelry. This piece could accommodate anything up to and including around 2”/51 mm. Of all the different rough that I offer, this one is definitely on the affordable range. Might offer it on the new website if you guys are interested. #motdp #picassomarble
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Fresh off the saw.
Shown backlit and head on. This will be cut up into some teardrops this week.
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Haven’t done the #motdp in a while, so here’s one for you guys. Smoky quartz. This large point came in the mail yesterday. It’s super dark and looks very solid. The color comes from iron or aluminum inclusions plus radiation. Colors of the quartz can vary from caramel, to gray, to almost black in this case. This can also be gem clean and faceted to be used in traditional jewelry. This piece I will eventually cut into plugs.
#smokyquartz #black #gem #quartz
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Local people, your attention please!! This Saturday and Sunday is the Clothesline Art Festival in downtown Rochester. I’ll be there in booth 129 vending along with 400 ish other vendors. This is a good one, not to miss if you’re in the area. I’ve got a lot of lapidary work with me this year, along with all the jewelry I’ve made since last year. In particular I’ll have a large selection of stone pendants and cabochons. Been cutting like crazy, what’s seen here is only the unsorted cabs from last week. Full case of lab, rutilated quartz, and fire agate among assorted others. Get at me for any other details. Rochester, Buffalo, Utica, Syracuse, Ithica, everyone come check it out!
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Here’s something different that I normally don’t post here…
Some of you guys know that I make fine jewelry as well as the body jewelry you see on here. With the popularity of geometric patterns in the body mod community, this may be a good time to share.
Made with brass sheet metal and white topaz settings. The pattern is repeatedly hammered in on both sides using assorted chisel like tools. It is called using chasing and repousse techniques. It’s a very old process that can be very time consuming, but the result very rewarding. Using hammers and tools to make flat metal three dimensional. Very much handmade start to finish.
Recently finished, commissioned NFS
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