Friday, February 18, 2011

Work In Progress

Deep in the middle of this collection. The possessed obsessed process of designing and making a collection has always been something I've loved and feared. Love the intensity and drive of it and fear the exact same. Not comforting to not have a say in your own life. Only comforting part of this is knowing it ends when it's exhausted.
Here are 2 shots of part of the collection. These were taken so I can match the wax sculptures to the stones once they are cast in sterling if I forget. I also had to refrain from using all the rock specimens in this collection and mentally group the stones into different cohesive collections for future seasons. Editing is a discipline I'm constantly aware I have to keep a handle on. I so admire a tight and well curated collection
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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Back

Back. From the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and in other ways too, I think. Got lots of raw gems and rough chunky rocks. This is my first time at the Tucson show looking at this category of goods. The previous years there I always hunted semi-precious gemstones and beads and findings. This is like a whole different world. No less in size and completely extensive. Below is a picture of one flat of Cactus Quartz, or Amethyst Cactus, or Amethyst Drusy.