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February 2014

Never Enough Tools

I don't know if I somehow missed it, but usually this time of year one of my favorite supply houses has a big sale on jewelry making and rock cutting tools.  I'm disappointed I haven't seen the sale posted this year, but that didn't stop me from compiling my annual wish list of tools to buy. 

Lots of Rock Shows

The Tuscon Gem and  Mineral Show has come and gone for another year, but late winter and spring are a time when there are dozens of smaller gem, mineral, and fossil shows going on all over the country.  I just spent about an hour looking up shows listed just for the rest of February and March.  And, I'm sure I didn't find them all.  Still, I posted all that I did find on my facebook page.  If you are looking for a show to attend between now and mid-March, lots of them are posted there.  I'll be posting more for the last half of March and April over

It's Nearly Mined Out!

Although no one would suggest I actually need more rocks at my house, that doesn't stop me from looking for more.  And, when I'm at home I sometimes have the gem and jewelry shopping channels on in the background.  The hosts are usually pretty knowledgeable about gemstones and jewelry.  Many are GIA certified. And, they have to keep up on what is going on in the field of gemstones and jewelry - it's their job!

The Really Big Show

If you are a rock hound or someone who loves gems, minerals, fossils, and/or jewelry, the place to be right now is Tucson, Arizona.  As Ed Sullivan used to say, "ladies and gentlemen, we've got a really big shew."  And it is - big.