Friday, September 18th, was my first visit to the Denver Gem & Mineral Show. What an event! It is overwhelming. I had a great day and enjoyed the company of Lexi and her friends.
Thanks to Lexi I had a great opportunity to check out so many things and I believe my inventory of stone varieties will allow me to easily work on designs for the next year! It was fabulous.
I thought it would be best to share bits and pieces of my ‘finds’ at the show and I’m starting with the first cabochons I purchased. These come from Australia and are called Atlantiste. According to the card provided by the vendor, Ausrox Gold, these stones are a mixture of purple stichtite in green serpentine. I fell for the rich purple in these stones and thought the green was such a wonderful compliment to it. I was tempted to purchase more than these two, but I knew it was the start of our morning of exploration and literally, the best was yet to come.
I’ll show some of my other purchases throughout the week and I am saving the best for last. That comment isn’t meant to detract for these lovelies as I am very happy with them….it’s just that I couldn’t believe what came throughout the day and I really do want to share the best for last (in my opinion) in this series of posts about the show.
Fortunately, I was able to put everything into inventory today. I photographed, labeled, packaged my stone selections so I can track what I use easily. I am looking forward to all the new art jewelry designs to come. I hope you will enjoy sharing this journey with me.
Until next time, aspire to be all you can be as an artist and a person.