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« on: February 29, 2016, 06:13:16 am »

Have been looking for a few years now for an affordable way to work some amber.
Baltic and Dominican blue is out of range for my pocket, plus there are way too many fakes around to top it off.
So I have been eyeing Sumatran Blue for some time now. Have spoken to quite a few would be suppliers, but it always failed as they wanted to supply industrial quantities.  :evil:

Now finally, I found this guy, willing to work on overall budget and happy to let go of some good sized pieces at an excellent prize to try out.


At 40$ for the pound of material; a steal.

To make the crazy shipping-cost worthwhile; I took the opportunity to get 4 pounds of Coral from him too.



Randy recently posted a baby python, I think there might just about be one in those slabs.  :LOLOL:
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 05:57:12 pm »

Great deal and kool looking stuff.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 02:43:50 am »

Lots of fun looking material there Kurt. Enjoy
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 06:38:16 am »

Yeah, really looking forward to the amber. But have been told that it might be quite brittle. So will see how to work it.
The coral is easy and straight forward. Have worked that stuff before.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 04:20:38 pm »

Really nice! Love them all! Looking forward to see what you'll make with it!
A friend from NZ promised me some Kauri Gum, have you an idea how to work it?
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 10:53:16 pm »

A friend from NZ promised me some Kauri Gum, have you an idea how to work it?

Let me read up on that term. But I dont think I had that material before.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 10:56:41 am »

Wow! too beautiful material.
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished pieces.

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