Apparently it was broken up and hard to read. Thanks deakat and annaoj for helping me pack up at World Fantasy. I really appreciated them. It made a huge difference in the quality of my life that last day. I had a lovely dinner with them afterwards.
I sold a flower piece (rather tulip like) with a marvelous flat baroque pearl about 2" long. Pearl was white with tones of gold and mauve. I'd tried to photograph it earlier, but the tonalities in the pearl really weren't very photographable. It was the last pearl like that I'm every going to have. I've had them occasionally over the years, and mostly used them in designs for birds wings. I'll miss working with them. The pendant found a very good home.
Photo below is from the collection of David and Pierce Ludke, beautifully photographed by David. The design is a map of a mythic country. The stone is a boulder opal
I feels good to be writing here again.
Note: Please forgive typos. I'm in no place to seriously copy edit.