July 27, 2018

So, it's been quite a few months since my last post.  I've been making a lot of new pieces this year!  I was very excited to finally get to cut some of that blue labradorite stone that I picked up in Tucson AZ 4 years ago..... and WOW - it's such a lovely stone....

December 14, 2017

So, I just wanted to put a few photos of some of the finished jewelry I have made with the labradorite stones I just cut and faceted.  Hope you enjoy them!

November 14, 2017

Have you ever looked at cuff bracelets and wondered - how the heck am I suppose to get that onto my wrist?  The opening is so small!  Well, this is the secret......  Enjoy!

November 14, 2017

Wow - I know it seems like a lot, but this whole process is quite mesmerizing.  Each stone is different, and as you grind, sand & polish - they really do take on a life of their own.  Here is the final polishing stage using the felt-like polishing disc with a diamond c...

November 14, 2017

Just another step in the sanding/polishing of this lovely labradorite stone.

November 14, 2017

As I tried to mention over the sound of the machine sanding away at stone, each time you make a faceted side on a stone, that facet needs to meet the surface of all five of these sanding discs.  If it doesn't, you will know when you get to the final polishing wheel - a...

November 14, 2017

First of all, let me apologize for the noise in my next videos.  I knew that I could hear it, but completely forgot that you could too.  And, of course, I was chatting about the process throughout, so if you have any questions about what the heck I was talking about, l...

March 7, 2017

I know that in my last blog I was boasting that I was going to be cutting some deep blue-colored labradorite stones, but....... As I was going through my stone "stash", I came across some beautiful goldish-orangy-pink striated labradorite slabs, which I had totally for...

February 9, 2017

A lovely pile of blue labradorite stones waiting for some slicing and polishing!

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