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gjones
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« on: December 02, 2015, 11:54:52 pm »

Apache Sage Rhyolite
29 ct Amethyst
Ocean Jasper


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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 03:30:21 pm »

Wow!!!!!! Fantastic ura

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 07:25:27 pm »

All very nice Grant!  That amethyst really pops - must be REALLY dark to show like that on a white background.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 11:11:21 am »

I have a craft show this weekend. Here are three more.
Another Amethyst, one I call The Eye of Gondor, and pietersite.







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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 12:19:42 pm »

Good job on not hiding the rock with the wire.  Too many times the centerpiece gets covered with the wire.  What gauge wire do you use?  My wife uses 24 ga for the main wires and 22 1/2 round for the wraps.  The small wires lets her wrap smaller stones without overwhelming the stone and they are typically easier to bend.

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 02:24:10 pm »

Hi, Bob I use 21 gauge soft square wire and wrap with 21 gauge half hard 1/2 round wire. For earrings I use 22 gauge wire. I think that I mentioned to you before that your wife taught me to wrap at the flatiron Gem & Mineral show which is coming up soon. For the gemstones I use a 7 wire frame to compensate for the depth of the stone.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 04:44:25 pm »

I forget all the people I take to.  We will be at Flatirons again on the 11th, 12th, and 13th.  If you can make it, stop by and say hi.

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 07:27:27 am »

Thanks for posting Grant, it's always fun getting to look at your well made pieces!
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 02:03:43 pm »

Hope you did well at the show this weekend.

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 06:51:24 pm »

Wow simply awesome.  One of these days I will be able to do that!
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