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Sea Turtle addiction
EchoBravo
post Apr 24 2017, 12:51 PM
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It seems after I made the first one (a Petosky Turtle) for my wife, it just got more interesting from there.

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Tiger eye / Lapidolite on Amethyst

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Rose Quartz / Peridot / Apache Tears
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post Apr 24 2017, 04:49 PM
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Very cool!


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post Apr 24 2017, 08:28 PM
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smiley-clapping.gif Those are fantastic, you did a great job on them!
Being from Michigan, I am especially fond of your original "Petosky Turtle". thumbsupsmileyanim.gif


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post Apr 25 2017, 08:35 AM
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Thanks James and Cyndi.. Thanks Denise.. Yes those petosky stones polish up really nice if you can find the right one. It took me a few trial and errors to find that one. I am still pretty new with the lapidary techniques but have jumped in head first anyways. Something soothing about grinding down rocks into a beautiful polished specimen. I can lose hours quickly when I get into it. My latest dabble is in rings. I found a lady who makes some really nice blank sterling silver rings using the lost wax method. So I had to give it a go. I thought they came out pretty nice.
My first two rings:
pietersite & larimar
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post Apr 26 2017, 12:43 PM
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Being a Yooper, I'm also a huge fan of the Petosky. All of your pieces are amazing! Very good finish work and an outstanding eye for placement, true artistry. worthy.gif
Have you ever done anything with Great Lakes fossilized Coral?


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post Apr 26 2017, 03:27 PM
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QUOTE (swizz @ Apr 26 2017, 02:43 PM) *
Being a Yooper, I'm also a huge fan of the Petosky. All of your pieces are amazing! Very good finish work and an outstanding eye for placement, true artistry. worthy.gif
Have you ever done anything with Great Lakes fossilized Coral?


Thanks Swizz.. thats really nice of you to say.. as I feel I need to work more on my patience, but at the same time I do feel I am getting better at the details.
No never seen great lakes coral... but sounds really cool. Now I'll have to go look it up. smile.gif


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post Apr 26 2017, 04:41 PM
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So, I did a little quick Google research and it turns out they are one in the same: Petosky


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post Apr 27 2017, 08:44 AM
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ha ha I noticed that too along with a few other coral species.. so I guess I have. smile.gif


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post Jul 10 2017, 08:41 AM
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Thought I would add another turtle made from (montana agate/agatized wood) that was part of a 'free montana agates' post that was posted for members by Denise. A nice benefit for being a member. We walked away with quite a few Montana Agates. Here is my first creation from that pile of beautiful rocks. biggrin.gif
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