I had a wonderful time at the International Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson! This show happens annually in Tucson. Gems, semi precious stones, rocks, fossils, beads, and other items are sold there. I’ve been wanting to go for years! I finally went there. I’m so glad I did! I learned some new techniques for my jewelry making. I took a couple of classes. One class was how to wrap a cabochon. A cabochon is a stone which is domed on one side and flat on the other. I had a delightful time shopping for cabochons in Tucson! I found beautiful ones all over Tucson. They were all hand-picked by me. I will have plenty to do this year with all the lovely cabochons I now have. I’m enjoying every moment of working with what I purchased in Tucson!
One of my favorite stones is Sonora Sunset, which is also called, Sonora Sunrise. This gorgeous gemstone material is from the Millpillas Mine in Sonora Mexico. I have several pieces of this stone. This semi precious gemstone is made up of three main materials. The blue/green material is Chrysocolla, the red part is Cuprite, and the black material is Iron. The most complete pieces of this stone have all three materials. This cabochon below was wrapped for an order. This is the third cabochon I have wrapped. The person who bought this cabochon was very pleased with the results. I’m looking forward to doing more!