What I've been up to lately
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Author:  JREFaceting [ Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:59 am ]
Post subject:  What I've been up to lately

So I've been away from the site for some time. Life has happened. Though I started here because I needed, and found, a resource for teaching myself to facet, I reached a point where I could not bring myself to facet. However just because I wasn't making gemstones doesn't mean I had nothing to do with rocks. Indeed I've pursued sculpting rocks. With this post should be a marble piece I sold last year. I'm glad to be back and I will hopefully be active in the community once more. I've also gotten past the mental blocks I had with the faceting, and have returned to my machine. As northern weather begins to threaten snow, leading me away from the outdoors, I look forward to more time at the lapidary wheel.

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Author:  wilsonintexas [ Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:56 am ]
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=D> Welcome back.

That piece reminds me of a pieces that my late sister made. It brings back warm memories.

I still have a block of alabaster that she was going to work for me, but she passed away from lymphoma before she cold get to it.

I look forward to seeing your faceted stones.

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What I've been up to lately

A little Benny Bufanoesque.

Author:  JREFaceting [ Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What I've been up to lately

Thanks for the kind words. Here's another piece to share. (I have almost literally a ton of white Georgia marble to play with). I had to try and capture those striations in the Marble.

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