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I'm Back in My Studio
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Everything is fine, but some things came up that made it wiser to postpone my trip to Japan. I’m very disappointed to miss the exhibition. But after working so hard for so long, I’ve also been  enjoying some quiet and easy time.
Sasquan was wonderful and I have a number of commissions with very special stones.  (There will be photos.)  And I had a chance to photograph earlier work that folks brought with them.  These will be going up soon.


Photograph is of a moldavite and Ethiopian opal astronomical in silver that I brought with me.  Size is approximately 2.5". Moldavite is a somewhat luminous dark green. Now from the collection of Pierce and David Ludke

Moldavites were formed about 14,700,000 years ago during the impact of a giant meteorite in present-day Nördlinger Ries. Splatters of material that was melted by the impact cooled while they were actually airborne and most fell in Bohemia. It's very limited in locality, 99% of it is in Bohemia.  And obviously it was only formed once.  It's the kind of material I love to work with.

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