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Friday, February 21, 2014



Ohh like everything, espacially the pink tourmaline, very cool.


Only 20 pounds??!! I don't think I've ever seen a better purchase selection - you can shop for me any time! Every piece you got is awesome. Can't wait for Gary Wilson at Bead and Button. Love those varascite nuggets. I've used those pearls with the rhinestones and they can make up some pretty awesome designs. It'll be fun to see your creative magic unfold.
PS - Love, love, love your book.

Judy Keefe

Wow!! What a haul! You bought all that at one time? It looks like my whole lifetime of collecting rocks. How fortunate to find that beautiful chrysoprase! A favorite of mine and ammonite. Thanks for sharing and I can;t wait to see what you will come up with!

Polly Anna Randol

Wow! What a wonderful haul! I got some lovelies at the Sona booth too. Didn't make to Gary B Wilson but that's probably a good thing for my budget. He was in Santa Fe last year and I had a lot of trouble restraining myself; wanted everything he had! Can't wait to see what you do with all this.

Kay Hobbs

Oregon opal.... Can't wait to see what you do with that... I love it!


Oh my - I need a towel... exceptionally gorgeous finds, Deryn. Looking forward to seeing what you turn these beauties into.


It was great fun Deryn! Loved shopping with you, you did real good!!!


My eyes are dazzled! Isn't Kia the best? She was my neighbor at my first Beadfest Philadelphia. Lovely woman, amazing stones...

dot newman

Is there rehab for this kind of addiction? you've got it bad. i'd be an enabler if i were around you.

Susan Trump

I had to take a Xanax and close my eyes I got so excited looking at your treasures. I love it all! Lovely treasures, but then I would have a hard time using them. Keep posting, I will just keep my pill bottle close. lol


To-Die-For!!!!! Must get there one of these days but probably not a good idea.


OMG! The strand of rough ruby is beyond amazing. All of it is really. I bet your mind is going wild with ideas. My dream is to get there someday. Maybe in retirement, but who knows. Can't wait to see what you do with a lot of these, especially those druzy slabs!!


I am stunned speechless. Whoa.

Kristin Yates

thanks for sharing your haul!!! Lovely. You've got enough work for the next ten years.


Oh, I'm drooling! Should probably be glad I can't afford going to shows like that or I'd ruin myself on all those gorgeous stones. You must've had a great time there! And, yes, I'm still drooling over the gorgeous stones you found.

(As for swedish blue, it's as far as I know only used for blue slag from Sweden, but it's possible it has a different meaning in the US. Similar to leland blue, it's slag from the old foundries in Bergslagen. In swedish we call it Bergslagssten.)

Carolyn Miller

What a wonderful haul. You were in serious shopping mode. I can tell it won't be your last trip to Tucson. Can't wait to see what wonderful pieces you will create with all of these babies.

Kellee Mitchell

looks like you found some amazing stuff! Can't wait to see all the pretties you come up with :) So much drool, I almost need a bucket lol


Wow! Its like HEAVEN!!! Have you read all of the gems that are mentioned in the Bible? I think that you have ONE of EACH of them :)
You Kissed a Girl and You LIKED it! :)

Debby ~ Romancing the Bling

Deryn…there are no words! So much beauty…thank you for sharing your adventure and gorgeous finds!!! I can't wait to see your creations using these special gems!


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