Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So many new rocks!

At the beginning of this month, my entire family was hit with the worst flu bug I have ever experienced. It's been 4 weeks, and I'm still recovering. During this time, I was not feeling up to cutting, but I was up for shopping! The internet provides many wonders, including the ability to shop in pajamas. We ended up with tons of new rough rock, and I'm so excited to be back to work, cutting away!

One new material for us this month is Purple Kingman Turquoise and Bronze. We have carried the blue for quite a while, but the first purple cabs were listed on etsy just a few hours ago. This material is dyed, stabilized, and bronzed in Arizona.

Another new material I am completely in love with is our Chatoyant Malachite. Who ever thought malachite could get better? Not only does this stone have the classic, stunning malachite color, but it also features a glowing, feathery effect. Gorgeous!

And anyone that knows me knows how much a crave working with Chrysocolla. I've going Chrysocolla Crazy, cutting

Gem Silica:

Ray Mine Chrysocolla:

Sonoran Sunset:

And a few more varieties, check our etsy shop for all the beautiful blues!

And one more I have to mention in the Cherry Creek Jasper, also known as Red River Jasper. This has been a stone I have always wanted to work with. I have tried in the past, and failed when it came to the polishing process. This time I got it right! I was lucky enough to start with an incredible quality chunk of the material, and it polished up beautifully! I couldn't be happier with these stones.

So I guess there is even a silver lining in being sick, I can't wait to dig deeper into my pile of goodies and get back to cutting!


  1. I hope you are using Lysol on the cabs before sending out!! I've heard that flu going around is a nasty one. Glad you are feeling a bit better!

  2. I love the Kingman it's fantastic and the cherry creek it awesome in fact heck they are all great I am seriously hoping you are wearing a mask while cabbing your lungs will thank you hang in there and get well soon . nancy

  3. Yep, I am a mask wearing, lysol spraying machine over here! I never used to wear a mask, then read the horror stories of silicated lungs. Ick!