I've got a show in about 3 weeks and THIS is the state of most of my lights!!!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
It's been a bit of a mystery as no-one could give us the exact "name" that this particular stone was called. A few days ago we started our tumblers again and a batch of this pretty earth toned goodies were put inside - and in just those few days? They were done their first grit run! We were STUNNED!! Which lead us to start searching more on what type of stone this was as it was obviously too soft compared to what we had read. First? We thought perhaps this was Sardonyx due to its banding but it's been an argument as there is just not enough black in the colours.
Onyx came to mind, but traditionally the colour of Onyx is black.. I was hunting around the internet tonight looking at Mexican Onyx and found out what this is!!
It's called Travertine - and gosh does it look fabulous when it's tumbled!!
In a month or so we'll have some of these unique pieces up for sale on the site (Wicked Stones) but it has to go through the next stages of polishing first.
Gosh the pieces are just amazing though.. I hope that my favorite takes the polishing well - the stone looks like a woman standing with a shawl around her shoulders.. maybe I'll just sneak that one away before the next polish and post a photo of it later in the week.
Our free desktop images page is up and running! You can see the new free desktop images by clicking here.
Gosh that sounds "spammy" doesn't it? Really though, we had a blast taking some of these pictures and the plan is that every month or so we'll change out the pictures so you can have free images of gemstones every month for your computer.
Wicked Stones Gemstone Desktop Images (free!)
Monday, February 12, 2007
Winnie Wednesday is back!!!
Okay I AM a few days early but I know the rest of this week is going to be kind of crazy... without further wait? Let's begin our Winnie Wednesday Adventure!!!
(for those of you "new to tune in?" Winnie Wednesday is a day that I share photos taken of a Winnie the Pooh bear that I've had for about 40 years now. He comes with us when we travel and go on adventures.. you may even get lucky and see him at one of our shows as he's always making cameo appearances.
So this week starts Winnie off on his ADVENTURES in ALGOMA!! We took Winnie with us last summer on a 2 day trip to the North Shore of Lake Superior or the elusive Agate hunt! We got POURED on!! Blown all over!! And sunburnt but enjoyed every minute. Follow us along the next dozen or so Wednesdays as I share our adventures!!!
Oh yes.. that's Winnie taking over driving our mini van when I popped out to grab a newspaper (in the first picture)..
... he's too short to steer and push the peddles you know.. You can see him in this picture sitting between Rob and I in the front seat after we pried his little furry hands off the steering wheel....
Stay tuned next week for "more adventures with Winnie in Algoma!"
AMAZING!! I'll be trying to take some pictures tonight and get the new goodies up on line in the next day or so. These pieces are simply stunning!!
There are amazing celtic knots, amulets and more!!!
I'm off to play in the goodies!
No sorry,, I didn't take a preview picture of what was going in... but I'll be taking a "Peek" shot into the barrels in about a week and a halfs time. Rob is going back to work up North in just less than 2 weeks and at that time? We're going to crack the lids and have a look.
What I can tell you is that there is a good mix of agates and pretty stones from the North shore of Lake Superior and another batch full of Jade and some Serpentine.
I'll share the view with you.....
Indy was an un-impressed cat with me!
Friday, February 02, 2007
Far too much time has slipped past since I've last posted to our Blog. Now that we are on dial up internet service I have found that I spend a lot less time on line doing the things I used to.