Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pink Tourmaline 18k Petal Earrings

I came across a photo of these 18k Pink Tourmaline Petal Earrings from a 2006 collection and missed them immensely.  I sold many pairs of this style and even sold the pair reserved for myself out of dread of making yet another set.  I just found the supplies and made myself a pair.  I probably don't really even need to wear them.  Just having them and looking at them is good enough.

Rough Pink Tourmaline, Prehnite, 18k Gold

Friday, January 11, 2013

Gem and Mineral Buying Trip

The annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show will be here soon and I am extra excited this time.  I want to be going through the vast amounts of incredible minerals from all over the world right now!  I get to meet people from all parts of the world, many of them remote areas, and get their expert insights on the gems and minerals I'm interested in.  In the back of my mind I know if I discovered a place worth going to for a buying/learning trip then I would.  

This is also the only place where I come across more things I desire then I can walk away with.  Really, this is my Candy Store, my Chocolate Craving, if you will, since in real life I feel nothing for candy or chocolate.  In my twenties this was reserved for boutiques that sold designer clothing and shoes and accessories (although not the same designers that most people coveted).  Now I no longer care for those either.  I enjoy my evolution.  I realized in my late teens that I will always morph and grow in a more drastic way than most people.  I jump with both feet into an idea purely by feeling instead of reason and live fully then up and walk away the moment I feel done.  This was usually a 2 year process.  Knowing this about myself meant I didn't take how I felt about something as the absolute or permanent way I would always feel about it.  This was important in helping me go through something as a passion, a phase, instead of making decisions that would make it permanent, which I then would have pains in extricating it from my life or my life from it.  I feel I have lived many different lives if I think back on the things I've done.  I feel full, in a good way.  Now I will invent the next phase according to the passion I have now.

I see that this posted started with something entirely different with what it ended up with.  Typical of me.  Here is a visual.  I always like to have a visual.  

I like this set with rough rock crystal quartz and pyramids: