Wednesday, March 7, 2012

At the bench :)

Yes that is what I am doing this morning :)

I haven't been at the bench for the past week, so I headed in there this morning to tidy up my bench and get on with a few pieces that are sitting there, waiting to be finished. 

It's a beautiful day. 
Yesterday it was cool(er) and breezy and just the perfect weather for enjoying life :)
This morning seems to be following suit.
I'm just back at the computer to put some new stuff on my USB stick for my laptop and I thought I would do a quick post.

I went to the Gemshow on Saturday, by myself. 
It was horribly hot and the hall where they have the main part of the stalls was absolutely crammed, which made it worse heat wise. I did nab a few faceted stones and some small cabs:

There was a lot of rough available...which if I were able to cut my own stones, it would have been fab. But The cabochon side of things wasn't that great. There were a few that caught my eye, but honestly for the money, I would rather buy the better ones I have found on good ole Etsy.

As I made my way to the end of the stalls, I thought it was all over. Till I looked outside and noticed a whole load of other stalls outside on the grass. There wasn't that much for me there either....but I did manage to grab these:

Some lovely Boulder Opal cabochons.
This little parcel of goodies made it worth my while going to that show!
A few of them have the most gorgeous flash of purple. I can't wait to start setting these. 

There are lots of other shows throughout the year. I will try and get to a few of them. You never know, if you never go.
And I would like to know.

Must get back to the bench!

Em ♥


DJ said...

Oooh! Those opals are really pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with them :)

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks DJ, they look so much better in person :)

gallerydarrow said...

Oh lucky with those opals, you live in the promised opal land!
Sometimes you score on one particular thing, looks like you got a lot of nice things.

Have fun!, Ro

Shelby Foxwell said...

Lots of pretties! Glade you've gotten some cooler weather. Have fun! Can't wait to see what you created!

SpiralStone said...

I think I went to the same show last year when it was in NSW. I bought lots of little opals too, they're worth the effort :). Looking forward to seeing what you create with them.

littlecherryhill said...

Rochelle, I feel like those opals were a huge score. Considering I'd been thinking of buying some that cost more individually than this whole bunch!

littlecherryhill said...

Thank you Shelby, This weather has always been a thorn in my's been hot again :(

littlecherryhill said...

Michele, there is a show this very weekend in NSW, so perhaps it is the same one...wish I could go to it to see!