Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shiny Overload: Opal, Topaz and Garnet OH MY!!!!


*does the shiny overload flail*

So what's got me freakin' out this time? Well, I'll tell ya. It goes like this.

I was running a company errand yesterday and decided to stop in to the bead store, ya know, just for a sec. I just needed a strand of Amethyst chips for a copper tree I want to make. Quick trip, in and out. That was the plan. While I was there I had also hoped to find out when the owner would be back from her buying trip to the Tuson Bead Show of hugeamous awesome. As I was getting ready to ask, out she walked from the back room.

Oh happy day. :D

I've been trying to save every cent for months now, just waiting for this day. Trying soooooooo hard not to buy too many new stones, which is easier said than done. Especially latey, since I've been getting teaser sale emails daily from online suppliers trying to get me to buy their Tuscon scores. But, if I buy from the bead lady, in bulk, I get better prices. So, I.Must.WAIT. MUST.

She's back, she's back! W00T!

But that's not the best part. Just the good part. The BEST part came when I asked her how long she thought it would be before she'd have stuff out for us to look at. She looked at me, said they're working on it, but that it was going to take awhile. (last year a while took a month) I tried to contain my disappointment at having to wait longer, but may have not done a good job at that because she proceeded to look around, then  lowered her voice and asked me... "Want to come back and see?"


The next thing I knew, I was in the forbidden back room, surrounded by some pretty cool new stones. I suspect I was drooling or something, because the next thing she was chuckle... and ask me if I wanted to go upstairs and see the really good stuff.


Why yes. YES I DO!

What I found up there was amazing. So much shiny I didn't know what to do. My brain kind of short circuited or something.

She handed me a box and let me break into everything. What came home with me was...

Faceted: Citrine, Swiss Blue Topaz, Light and dark Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite

Ocean Jasper, Garnet slices, Garnet diamonds, Sapphire

Tourmalated  Quartz 
And the thing I never thought I'd be able to afford to make shinies with... Ethiopian Opal. x2.

Oh.Mah.Gawd. These stones. I've never seen anything like them.

I got a yellow strand and a white one. The white ones have a blue fire in them. The yellow... so many colors.

And then, when the light hits them just right... they begin to glow.

Glow. They friggin' glow!

What is that about?! They glow so bright, they actually appear to cast a light.

I'm in awe of these Opals. And truth be told... totally afraid of them. What does one make with stones such as these? I'm pretty sure I am not worthy. But... some day I will be. And then I shall know just what to do with them. :D :D

Shiny shopping of WIN. That's what this was. I'm so excited. Some of these stones I've been lusting after for a year now. This year... I will finally be able to make shinies with them. Tis gonna be a good year.

Yes. Yes it is.

Oh happy day.

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