My annual treasure hunt at the Tucson gem & mineral show is complete. It was a chilly one this year, but still quite amazing. I got lots of amazing materials for making (I’ll show some of them soon), and had lots of fun meandering this modern silk roads market with friends. The photo of me sitting in a giant amethyst crystal was taken by Allyson Elizabeth Leonard Willett
As amazing as this is, I still feel torn about the underlying processes of extracting these magnificent earth-creations and bringing them to the surface for our pleasure. Humans are strange creatures, that much I can say.