Jewelry Trunk Show--Friday Only and Treasures from Tucson

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

David Horste pendants
Hi, Everyone--
    I had to come home from the Tucson Gem Show a day early because I spent all my money! $40,000 went REALLY fast...take a look below to see what we started putting out on the floor today.
   But, OMG! Look who followed me back from Tucson. David Horste is the real the reason I'm sending you an extra email this week. He's doing a pop-up trunk show at the shop--here's the scoop:
  David V. Horste of Portland, Oregon is an internationally recognized lapidary artist who started cutting stones in 1976 when he was just 10 years old! David has been a full time stone cutter since 1992 with a specialty in larger, one of a kind, centerpiece and focal beads, along with unique, free form cabochons. David is sought after as a lecturer and guest speaker at Bead Societies all along the west coast. In February he is the guest speaker for the Portland Bead Society and in march will address the San Diego Bead Society. He is not only an expert working with and identifying unusual semi-precious stones but also in their history and lore.
   This trunk show is his only appearance in this area and he will have his entire inventory with him. In addition to rare and unusual semi-precious stones he also does extensive work in Fordite and other recycled materials. Fordite is a famous faux gemstone made from the formations that occur from the paint overspray in the paint booths of automobile manufacturers.
   As a bonus, if you have rocks and semi-precious gems that need identifying bring them in and David will most likely be able to help you with identification!

Here are some examples of David's work--each piece is one of a kind so the selection of items available may vary from those shown. David will be here at the shop on Friday, February 8 from 9:30 to 4. Sorry for the late notice--but get on over here! It's worth it!
David Horste 

David Horste
David Horste
David Horste
And here are some of the Tucson Treasures we are busy putting out on the floor! We'll keep sharing them in the weeks to come. I brought back lots of chunky carved bone pendants--some with sterling and some with base metal. Prices range from $24 to $110.
gemstone chain
I bought lots of new chains--here are some dynamite gemstone chains
titanium druzy
Outrageous Titanium Druzy chains. These chunks are approximately 3/4" across. $30 each
Carved bone, carved

carved bone 
bone crosses
The backs of many of these pendants is as pretty as the front!
jade pendant 
Jade hearts in 2 sizes. 1" hearts, $5 and 1/2" hearts, $4
carved jadeite 
Carved Jadeite, approx. 2" across, $12
bone pendants
bone pendants
The pendant on the left is approx. 4 1/2" long--carved obsidian and silver with polished stone
wood and bone feathers
Wood or bone feathers with hammered copper bales, approx. 5".
$20 each
spiny oyster pendants
Look at these spiny oyster pendants! They are approx. 4" long, priced at just $10 each.
macrame wrapped cabs
Beautiful polished cabochons surrounded by macrame. The bale is macrame, too! Sizes range from 2" to 3" and are just $20 each.