Friday, April 16, 2010

More flea market fun - picture heavy

Went to the flea market and hung out with Harry and Vanessa over the weekend. What a blast as always. Vanessa had these strands of agate to give to me. She said they made her think of me :) Black banded agate is one of my favorites!!

There was a vendor at the flea market selling these awesome glass pendants. We picked up a couple. Vanessa's is the one on the left. I am making her a necklace for it to go on. The big pendant in the middle makes my heart happy. Look at those great colors, and coming into summer this is gonna be awesome!

Off we went to the lapidary show. Vanessa has a strand of picasso japser chips and wants a necklace made out of it for her friend. We found this cab at the show. I am going to wrap it and use the beads for the necklace.

Picasso japser chips

Do you see these!!! These are dyed stalagmite slices!! Aren't the awesome! I can't wait to work with them!

Here is a close up

Tiffany stone chips. These are beautiful and heavy and beautiful...oh wait, did I say that already?
Vanessa has a tiffany stone pendant she had wrapped by one of the vendors at the lapidary show. She wants a necklace made from it and the chips.

Here is the pendant. Last year, Vanessa went to Franklin for the G&LW show and got a slab of tiffany stone. She took it over to Tommy and had him cab it for her. He got 5 different sized cabs from that slab. Enuff for this penant

This ring

And these pendnats

Tommy's work is amazing!!

Vanessa, doesn't like the ring...*gasps* doesn't like how it fits. She wants me to take it apart and make her a bracelet instead. I tried to talk her out of it, I can't salvage that silver. I can keep it for scrap and smelt it later for beads, but what a waste! I am going to see her again this weekend, mebbe I can get her to change her mind.

What am I going to bring home this time!!!!


  1. I am soooo jealous...what fun you are having and finding all these lovely things! I love the stalagmite slices, they are awesome! You smelt metal too?...I'm so impressed...Enjoy your day!

  2. Wow! What beautiful and fun things to work with!