Well, the show in Watertown was hot!! It was at least 90, if not hotter. And sticky!
I met some very nice people — actually one couple was from the same town I live in. They live on the outskirts of town and I live in town. We’ve both been in Brodhead about the same amount of time. Chris Christenson of CJC Woodworking does beautiful woodworking. I traded a bracelet(actually the one I wrote about earlier in the year – the red and purple one) for a gorgeous breadboard — maple with an inset of another wood. This is the fanciest breadboard I’ve ever had.
The necklace pictured above is Silvermist Jasper — when you look at the closeup of it notice the ‘grain’ in it. I know grain isn’t usually discussed in stones but I guess I don’t know the proper word. If I was discussing wood it would be grain. This jasper is lovely with soft creamy grays and black — just a hint of red swiped among the grays and blacks. It’s about 18-20″ long – sits just below my collarbone. It has a sterling toggle clasp on it. Actually, I find it hard to believe that I brought it home from the show — so many women admired it, touched it, commented how lovely it was. But it’s back home with me. So if this necklace speaks to you, it can be yours for the price of $45.95 – free first class shipping in the US.