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Cones. Amulets. Talisman Stones.

(THIS SALE HAS CONCLUDED. AVAILABLE PIECES WILL BE POSTED ON IG OR LISTED HERE IN THE SHOP. THANK YOU) I love these!  I love cutting them and I love how they turned out.  I’m going to try something new here- I’m going to release the available stones right here first. …

Group Shot

There’s something gratifying about seeing what I’ve finished photographed together.  Every week I try to take a group shot including everything that was cut and polished that week.  Then I photograph them individually or in little groups.  I enjoy looking back on these photos to see what I’ve done.  In …

It’s not always Turquoise

I love cabbing turquoise.  But I love lots of others kinds of rock as well.  I’ve been cutting some really pretty material. …

Some beautiful blues…

I am so grateful for the beautiful rock that I have the privilege of handling.  Sometimes when I pack up an order …

Sea Turtles and Turquoise

This sweet little sea turtle was a custom order for a nice lady who loves turtles. I was able to send her …

Backing Turquoise Process

Backing Turquoise

What is backing turquoise and why do I do it? Adding a backing material to turquoise material is nothing unusual.  It’s an …

This Necklace

I love this necklace.  Hand built start to finish.  The stone is howlite.  I cut the stone from a little chunk of …

Cutting Turquoise

This piece of turquoise is almost finished.  I’ve got one last “wheel” before I polish it.  This week has kept me a …

Dino Bone. Amazonite. Cave Creek Jasper. Howlite.

Fresh Rocks

Well maybe freshly ground and polished might be a better description.  This little handful is almost finished with the lapidary (stone cutting) …