Lost wax jewelry is finished, polished and set. I made one bead necklace with large moonstones, vintage Chinese beads and narrow art iridescent deco tubes. I really like it. Also I finished some new gear work pieces. One had a large steel watch part with a couple of moving gears.
I got some amazing lowland Ethiopian opals from my lapidary to bring with me.. They look like liquid rainbows. I'm excited about working with them.
And I get to bring my friend Marsha her ring, a chatoyant dendritic malachite with a diamond flecked waterfall. And I'll be bringing the black persimmon ( dark antiqued silver and rubies) pendant for Bayla as well, so I'll be able to finally put up the photo of it when I return. The malachite is pretty much unphotographable.
This is a stunning boulder opal I set for the collection of Val Ontell. She bought it in Australlia. The setting is subtlety textured to compliment the stone. Actual size is about 1".
Oh and the onions I planted are being mildly dug up by what I suspect are squirrels.