Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lots of Rocks

During my recent family crisis, I found that the best thing to do was to cab to keep my mind off things. I found it very hard to concentrate on wrapping. I did do a few wraps, but not many. I have done so many cabs that I have lost track of them- literally. LOL!

I got on a kick with Graveyard Point Plume Agate (GYP) because of the variety of looks that I got from all the different rough I had gotten.  Some of it is full of marcasite with a real metallic look, some is real plumey and some has a little of everything. I had a few that had black dendrites, or at least that's what it looked like. They had a Montana agate look to them.

I put together a slide show of some stones. Then, I decided it was too long. So, I tried to put together a simple table for adding the pictures to Blogger, but Blogger did not play nice, at all! I guess, it's back to old fashioned scrolling. :(

Australian Print Stone- Rare and beautiful with a matte polish

GYP ring stone

Very rare Forest Fire Agate

Plumey GYP

Ocean Jasper

Scenic GYP much nicer in person with a lot of depth

Fuschite full of Ruby- this is the best one that I've done. It's very difficult to cab.

Very nice plumes in GYP

Sonora Chrysocolla

More GYP

"Bad Moon Rising" Montana Agate- Very cool stone!

"Heavy Metal" GYP

Flame agate

Almost mossy GYP

More colorful GYP

Sonora Sunrise Freeform
I'm sure there are lots more that I left out, but like I said- I've lost track of what I've done. 2 are sold already for custom pendants and several are for sale- or will be- in my Etsy shop. There's also some there that you may not have seen, including one some of you might remember from before I recabbed it. It had been in a very popular wrap that I cut up. I don't know why I cut it off, but I did.


My grandson ended up with a long term suspension. He was very impressive at the hearing and made us all proud. I think he represented himself very well. :)

My nephew is now home and continuing outpatient chemo. He has been doing very well with it. He can return to light duty at work. :) That's really incredible news. He just can't be stopped.

Thanks for following along and for your comments. Things have calmed down here and life is back to semi normal, I'll have more time for the blog ... and more time to wrap.


  1. Tela, It is grand you were able to escape a bit into cabbing. You have some beautiful stones. Each looks like there is so much depth and design. Some look like you painted them. Gorgeous! Nothing can keep you down!

    Great news about your nephew.

    So sorry about your grandson. What will he do for schooling??

    You have remained in my thoughts and prayers.

    Big Hugs

    1. Hi Christine, ((HUGS)) to you my friend. :)

      My grandson was supposed to be expelled so we are happy with a long term suspension. He'll be out the rest of this school year. He is getting work sent home. Also, we have a meeting tomorrow to discuss any testing that the school system can do for him. He's ADHD, but I think he is also gifted. He's extremely bright... not as bright as he thinks he is, but he is very bright. :) Teenagers and always think they're right.

      Yes, rocks have kept me sane. With wrapping it is easier to get sidetracked, but I really have to pay attention when I'm grinding- grinding skin hurts, grinding nails is unattractive and flying rocks are quite dangerous.

  2. Great news! Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Love your cabs as always. I've never seen one like your flame agate. Love love love that one and the Ocean Jasper is spectacular. (hugs) to you and still keeping your family in my prayers.

    1. Thank you, Gina. :) The flame agate seems to be very popular. Yes, things are settling down ... except for that incident where my youngest grandson's cat scratched him in the eyeball sending him to ER. It's always something isn't it. ;)(He's ok)

  3. It seems that your muse has come back to life. You have cabbed such lovely works of art. Like Gina, I am drawn to the flame agate. This is unusual and very well formed. Do you think that you will be working on more of these?

    One day we will all understand that not all children are meant to be sat in a chair all year long for school. There is great benefit to letting boys explore the nature around them as part of the educational learning process. Bless your grandson for being naturally curious. Many wishes to him to find spectacular uses for the gifts he own.


    1. Hi Susan, I'm hoping you are doing awesome! My muse vacillates, but recently it is more often doing well.

      That flame agate cab is almost the exact size of the little piece of rough I had. Wish I had more. It's really killer!

      I can't agree with you more about boys. I wish I had a magic wand because there is a lot that I would change about this world.


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