Today we had a little field trip and attended a Gem Faire show. Although we didn't find any awesome slabs that we could work with, we did pick up something very special...
Ethiopian opals. They're absolutely gorgeous, and the Blogger is practically drooling over getting a chance to work with them. The colour and fire really pop; it looks like any angle is going to be excellent for cutting.
We also picked up some new chains and findings so we can cut our chains to specific lengths - no more wishing our pendant chains were slightly shorter or longer!
We've got a number of projects in the works, so the Blogger will be quite busy and happy for a while. (Assuming we can pry the Blogger's hands off of the opals, that is...)
The Blue Box Blogger sometimes has a strange sense of humour that comes out here rather than the workshop.