Yes, today is the 28th of the month, the day I should be posting for the Creative Color Challenge. However, I had some technical difficulties along the way. So, I’m going to be late with my homework! It’s too bad too, because I have the enamel colors picked out and waiting! Once my Sister’s in law move on from visiting us, I hope to finish it by next Friday!
So instead, I went gem shopping. This weekend is the Ancaster Gem and Mineral Show, one of my favorites! I always find WAY too many pretty stones to buy. I did restrain myself this year though, and stuck (more or less) to the budget. I also tried harder this year not to buy the same stones I’m always attracted to. Although I think I had mixed success on that front!
I go to the same dealers every year, because I like them and I like the quality and type of stones they have. They tend to have some different and unusual stones; and as a bonus they may have unusual cuts too!
This gem show is definitely worth checking out – they have fossils, beads, gems, cabachons, rocks, specimens, and jewellery! One of the things I particularly like about this show is it’s size – it is manageable. You’re not exhausted after looking at the booths. There are also good educational displays for kids and adults. Most importantly to me, there is a small snack/lunch area – so you can fortify yourself for more shopping!
I will be back at the end of next week – either with my enamel completed or a sorry tale of woe…