This time, I found some interesting things that I don't usually see. These round beads you see are I-don't-know-what...maybe some kind of jasper or rock, layered with translucent, crackled agate. For eight bucks, I couldn't resist.
The carved pyrite roses were a good find and the carved coral flowers were something I've been looking for, at the shows, but not seeing. Also, love the rough pyrite nuggets.
One of my favorite vendors of the day was the most enthusiastic, friendly man. His prices weren't the cheapest but I just loved dealing with him and he had some unique stuff. I grabbed several strands that were the only one he had, or the last one. The first one I fondled was a strand of the most luscious red spinel. At $600, I had to leave them with the dealer. However, these kyanite cylinders sent a thrill up my leg and they weren't the price of a mortgage payment. The ametrine irregularly shaped briolettes were intriguing as well as the druzy-ish agate slices. He had a single strand of lovely rhodochrosite briolettes which were more orange-y than the typical pink (you can see them under the ametrine, or in the first photo)...very grungily gemmy. Love!
I picked up three strands of hessonite garnet beads from him. I adore this color.
One of the vendors had a small table of 70% off stones which I pawed through, like a maniac. Well, I was a little more polite than a maniac...but only a little. Trust me, I wasn't the only one. Citrine and chrysopase and apatite...oh, my.
Some new, and hopefully wonderful, things will come from this pile-o-goodies.
Bora Handcrafted Jewelry-kyanite and ruby ring
My one disappointment was that the turquoise guy wasn't there, this time. It's probably a good thing. I'm quite sure it saved me that he didn't show. However, I never can resist stopping by the Bora Handcrafted Jewelry booth. I'm not sure if it's one artist or two brothers that design the line but, wow...the designs are fabulous. There is no website so you'll have to surf around to find images. I was looking at a couple of rings but when I picked this one up and he said "that's one of a kind" I didn't put it back down. It reminds me of something a lady would have worn in Victorian times...or maybe something a queen would wear.
Yes...says the queen.