I went to a gem and mineral show this weekend. I used to go to these things very often when I used to make beaded jewelry. Now I just go to oogle the jewelry and buy stuff I'm never going to make into anything.
I'm being honest, here.
I thought I'd bring the kids with me but they were too interested in sleeping until noon.
Here's what they missed:
A gigantic fossilized dinosaur foot.
... a jawbone with teeth and tusks attached. Cool.
No, it's not turds. It's a group of dinosaur eggs.
An Irish Elk.
Shark Teeth. There was also a REALLY big tooth - about 8-12 inches across. Don't know why I didn't take a picture of that - sorry. What was I thinking?
On second thought, I was probably thinking about this. Sterling silver with an amber center.
Or THIS, my favorite of the day.
I think it's supposed to be horse stirrups, which is cool. $180.00 cool, which was too cool for my budget. I guess I was so excited, I couldn't hold the phone still enough to take a good picture.
So long, stirrup bracelet, maybe I'll run into you again at the next show. It was nice wearing you for a minute...
And now you know why I usually just call these events JEWELRY shows. ;-)