Leaving Arizona... with a pocket full of gems and good times to remember. The evening sky put on such a spectacular show that it seemed to beckon us to return again soon.
We go every Feburary to escape the gray Chicago winter for just a short time but it helps rejuvinate that last leg of winter. Now, since my sister and her husband moved there it makes it quite easy and a lot more fun.
It also gives me a chance to shop for beautiful stones for my jewelry. I happen to love turquoise and bought some wonderful Kingman and Bisbee turquoise this trip, not to mention all the other beautiful precious gems I found.
My sister wanted to learn to make jewelry this trip, so I brought my tools and we shopped for stones and findings. She is a natural, as she makes stained glass ornaments and solders beautifully. She will be selling her beautiful jewelry in her new shop in Black Canyon City called Pleasantries.
Bisbee turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine and other treasures
Beautiful stones to warm my heart
I love Pyrite or fools gold and I use it a lot in my jewelry, it has a nice weight to it and comes in so many different forms.
Here is some of my handy work while in Arizona
A nice pile of jewelry to put in the shop and a lot more to make. Looks like I will be busy for awhile now that I am well rested and ready to go to work...
Our next Vintage Living Workshop on Junk Jewelry will be
March 19 at 6 pm
Thanks so much for stopping by and I love hearing from you!