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finally pulled some polished stones out of the tumbler, yay me

2012-08-01 - 10:36 p.m.

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Wheee. So excited. I finally got a load out of the tumbler. A few highlights:

Some stone pendants, including a western U.S.A. blue agate:

stone pendants we drilled and polished

A few tiles from some very thick plume/moss agate from the western U.S.A. This material is often used for making doublets, but I wanted to smooth off a few pieces and see how they do for mosaic tiles. A bit "pitty" but it might be good for an informal hand-made mosaic.

plume agate tiles

A bit of Teepee Canyon cutting scrap not good enough to use in jewelry but it makes a nice piece near my "hunk" of Teepee Canyon in my agate collection:

teepee canyon tumbled scrap and raw teepee canyon

Utah pigeon blood!

most or all  the utah pigeon bloods that came out of this tumbler load

closer look at my two favorite pigeon bloods

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