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polishing stone

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Hidden surprise – part 2

Do you remember the mystery stone with a hidden surprise? As it happens, there were more surprises in store after I blogged about this stone. For starters, it took me a good deal longer than 45 minutes to finish grinding and polishing the two halves of the stone--especially after I decided the partially ground and polished cabochons were too thick. This was a weight consideration; many people prefer lighter necklaces. As I worked on these cabochons at the Genie, more colours and patterns were revealed. I am amazed at the colours in this stone.[...]

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Red Deer Rock n’ Gem Show

Our Rock Club had a table at the Red Deer Rock n' Gem Show yesterday. We displayed a number of member-made items on our table (beadwork items by Carolyn (Lady Beadle); fold-formed items by Ron; hand-forged copper bowls by Doug; and wire-wrapped and silversmith items by me). Ron, Doug, and Tony took turns giving fold-forming demonstrations for onlookers (using an anvil mounted on a hardwood stump) and gave the resultant copper "leaves" to visitors. Tony and I ground and polished rocks into cabochons on the genie. Carolyn did beadwork at the table.[...]

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Hidden surprise – part 1

Mystery stone with a hidden surprise Awhile back, someone gave me a small cottage cheese carton of polished rocks that her father used to own. In it was a yellow one that looked like polished clay. I took it to Rock Club tonight to try to find out what it was. I asked Doug--who didn't know--and wondered if the inside would look the same as the outside. It was too large to use as a pendant and the color didn't make my heart sing. Should I just toss it? Doug observed that the markings on it were quite interesting and suggested there could be more on the in[...]