Tucson 2013

April 18, 2013

Tucson 2013 was an event filled with changes.  On a sad note a number of old friends were missing – some had passed, others didn’t or weren’t able to show up.  A notable difference was the absence of many of Magical Delights Japanese customers. 

Magical Delights Booth - Tuscon 2013

Magical Delights Booth – Tuscon 2013

We found out that the Yen had been devalued and that meant that products in dollars were more expensive then they had been.  A number of old European customers didn’t attend as well.  All this seems to reflect the world-wide economic difficulties.  So the world continues to get “smaller” and make us all more dependent on everyone (and each other).

Our accommodations @ Sonaran Palms were good as usual, however, we spent the first two weeks of our stay dinning out more frequently than we usually do.  We finally went to Bob Dobbs with the  Bob and Sue Obijiski’ after many years of trying.  At that event we hit upon a new list of stones and their properties which we will begin to introduce soon. 

Jess Keeting has already begun to mention a few, ie, Launderite, Moranite, ect.  Magical Delights will start by acquainting you with ucranium.  Here are some examples from Jess Keeting:

Libyan-Laun

Libyan-Laun

Pyramedium

Pyramedium

Eerlobahzite

Eerlobahzite

Again we enjoyed Athens on Fourth and as always, Marisco’s Chihuahua. We made the pilgrimage to Daisy Mae’s as well with Vivien and Neil who had not been there.  This year we found a new Indian Restaurant on Broadway – New Delhi Palace that Nancy LaValley and I always went to for lunch…dinner is good there , especially the Lasis’.

I took Jean to La Fuente with Walter but it was noisy and not so good.  1 star.

Sales were improved from the last two years and we came away with a profit – Yay!!  I sold a lot more jewelry but fewer wands.  I suppose that that was because the Japanese weren’t there.

Jean and I shopped as hard as we could and found some good stuff.  You can see Jean’s pieces at SpiritDancerCrystals.com

As for me, my two favorites were two exquisite Apophyllites from Elite Gems (which they saved for me).

Apophyllite Stalagmites

Apophyllite Stalagmites

Thanks to Manech and Maresh!!

I rendered one of the clusters and it yielded 9 really good Flames of Ishtar

Flame of Ishtar™

Flame of Ishtar™

The other really good find was some Bixbite in Ryolite (Red Emerald in Matrix) from Equatorian Exports.  The largest one is for sale for $400.00 – approximate size – 1/2 inch wide by 3/4 inch.

Bixbite in Ryolite

Bixbite in Ryolite

Here are some other finds – Lepidocrosite in Quartz.

Lepidochrosite

Lepidochrosite

Cinnabar in Quartz.

Cinnabar in Quartz

Cinnabar in Quartz

Vibrant Blue Amazonite.

Vibrant Blue Amazonite

Vibrant Blue Amazonite


The weather was difficult. It did not cooperate very well.  First it was hot and then it was cold and then it was hot and then it was cold!!  But, all in all it was a successful trip. 

Next we are off to the Edge Life Expo at Fargo North Dakota!!

 Jean with her Spirit Dancer Crystals , and I with my Magical Delights will be appearing April 20th and 20st inside the Fargo Civics Center.  Stop out to see us if you are in town!! 

As always, you can see more of our Magical Delights Handcrafted Jewelry on our website at www.MagicalDelights.com

 

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Magical Delights Goes to Denver for the Denver Gem and Mineral Show.

October 26, 2011

We then went to Denver for the Denver Gem and Mineral Show.  What happened there was that we went to the Coliseum part of the show.  They had a whole bunch of new vendors outside and we started off spending way too much money.

Bo-Selling-Amazonite-in-Clevelandite

Bo selling Amazonite in Clevelandite

(Bo) had a new find of Amazonite with Clevelandite that was really cool!! 

More-Amazonite-in-Clevelandite

More Amazonite in Clevelandite

He had an interesting little story that went with the rocks.  He was working as a care taker on a big ranch in Colorado, so when he was not busy care taking he would just kind of look around.

Close-up-of-Amazonite-in-Clevelandite

Close up of Amazonite in Clevelandite

He found this interesting stone formation kind of by mistake.  When he told the Lady that owned the property what he had found, she said that he could help himself with it and use it for his own financial benefit.  How great is that!!

MOre-of-Chris-Ehrlichs-Booth

Chris Ehrlich with Jean Tindle of Spirit Dancer Crystals.com

We also saw Chris Erhlich and bought a whole lot from him.  (quartz cathedrals, etc.)

Denver-Village-Originals

Denver Village Originals

Afterwards we went inside to see Village Originals and all their stuff.

More-Village-Originals

More Village Originals

Then on to Mikal’s Rock Our World and a bunch more rocks and such which you can see on Jean’s web site www.SpiritDancerCrystals.com

Mikal's-Rock-Our-World

Mikal's Rock Our World

Then we saw Qsar’s new Blue/Green Kyanite , also on Jean’s web sitewww.SpiritDancerCrystals.com.   Great story for that one.  See the story on Jean’s website.

Qsar-Selling-Blue-Green-Kyanite

Qsar Selling Blue Green Kyanite

Here is a close up of some of Qsar’s Blue Green Kyanite.  The largest one is 1  7/8 inch wide by 2 1/4 inch high by 1 inch deep.  The smaller one is 1 1/4 inch wide by 1 3/8 inch high by 1 inch deep.

Qsar's-Blue-Green-Kyanite

Qsar's Blue Green Kyanite

Next to Qsar we happened to meet some Peruvian Vendors and Jean made friends with them. 

Jean-with-Peruvian-Vendors

Jean with Peruvian Vendors

Among their many rocks they also had slices of Ayhuwaska.

Peruvian-Vendor's-Table

Peruvian Vendor's Table

We spent another two days shopping.

Jean-buying-from-Peruvian-Vendors

Jean buying from Peruvian Vendors

We spent another two days shopping.

Casper-Wyoming-Show

Casper Wyoming Show

Then off to Casper Wyoming were we did another show.

Jean's Table-at-Casper-Wyoming-Show

Jean's Table at Casper Wyoming Show

Customer-at-Casper-Show

Customer at Casper Show

Magical Delights will be on our way to Chicago Illinois to the Odeum for the 29th Annual Tour of the Autumn Festival an Arts and Crafts Affair November 3rd thru 6th 2011.  Be sure to stop out and see our newest Handcrafted Jewelry Creations!!  Hope to see you there!!


Report From Tucson – New And Unusual Minerals

February 4, 2011

Could it be that the unusual effects of these recent weather conditions are proof that true climate change is upon us? Yes it looks like the inclement and deleterious effects of the bazaar and extreme weather is proof positive that the planet is, in fact, going through a definite climate change.  Blizzards, storms and record temperature ranges are affecting many people in unusual places.

People Dressing Warm In Tucson

People Dressing Warm In Tucson

Winter Coats In Tucson

Winter Coats In Tucson

More Coats!!

More Coats!!

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

In fact, Opal dealers here at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson Arizona are having to put their Opals away for fear that the extreme cold will damage them as they are up to 25% water and too fragile to be out in the freezing temperatures.  A lot of people here do not have heat or even water because of frozen pipes.  If this isn’t an indication to people that we are in the midst of great climate change, then it might be because they are not standing outside here with us at the show!!

People Dressing Warm for the Tucson Show

People Dressing Warm for the Tucson Show

TV Crew Setting Up At The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

TV Crew Setting Up At The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

These people are taking pictures of some common minerals, however, we were able to find some new unseen mineral combinations.   Like, blueish green Emeralds in Pyrite, Amazonite with Smoky Quartz Points…

Amazonite So Blue It Looks Like Larimar

Amazonite So Blue It Looks Like Larimar

and these Amazonites from Argentina that are so blue that it almost looks like Larimar.

Magical Delights Magical Wands

Magical Delights Magic Wands

Flames of Ishtar™

Flames of Ishtar™

We are still looking for more Flames of Ishtar™ and so far we have only been moderately successful.  We have not found as many as last year.

So wish us well!!


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