Tucson Report from Magical Delights

March 24, 2014
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Returning Home From Tucson

Ok.  So now it’s Mid March close to the Ides, and Magical Delights has returned from 4 lovely weeks in Tucson. The first thing we did was buy Jean a hat to protect her from the sun on our hike.

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Jean and Her New Hat

We then got to work and set up the shop.

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Magical Delights Booth at Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Holly stopped by to say hello and people began showing up.

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Jean and Holly at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

The set up was in the same area as last year,

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Booth Across From Us at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

 

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Here is a Person Taking a Photo of the Tables Across From Us

 

we will be moving in 2015 to The Pueblo Gem Show, mainly because I think it will be a better venue for Magical Delights – with fewer big stone dealers, more gems and jewelry “more our style”.

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Here is a shot of Vicjon at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Here are some great Amethyst Cathedrals that we saw.

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Amethyst Cathedrals at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

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More Amethyst Cathedrals

 

 

While we were there we had a nice place to stay – complete with our own back yard.  I like it so much that I just had to sit there and take in all in – complete with a photo including my feet.

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Our Back Yard at Tucson

Once again I saw the vermillion fly catcher and tried to get a picture.

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Vermillion Fly Catcher

…and here is another shot of the Vermillion Fly Catcher.

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Vermillion Fly Catcher

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Vermillion Fly Catcher

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Vermillion Fly Catcher

Over all we had a good show and the weather held up. We saw the Ogijeski’s and added to the stone blog – http://stonepie.blogspot.com/ which we hope will be ongoing.

Our next upcoming shows are the Victory of Light in Cincinnati OH and the Edge Life Expo in Fargo ND.

As always you can see more on our Website at www.MagicalDelights.com and you can see our show schedule page at MagicalDelights.om

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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

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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

 


Magical Delights – Getting Ready for The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

January 14, 2013

We at Magical Delights have had a busy time trying to prepare for the annual “Treck to Tucson”, for the big show – The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!!

We concentrated on Wands early

Cathedral Quartz, Topaz, Larimar, Topaz, Quartz Crystal Sphere Wand.

Cathedral Quartz, Topaz, Larimar, Topaz, Quartz Crystal Sphere Wand.

And made some really super ones!   Also with the help of our friend Dave Toule, we developed a larger size tumbler so that we could make bigger wands.  After we got done with those we made wandlets.

Amethyst Poin, Pink Topaz, Opal, Peridot Aventurine Wandlet

Amethyst Point, Pink Topaz, Opal, Peridot Aventurine Wandlet

Danburite, Green Tourmaline, Morganite, Danburite Wandlet

Danburite, Green Tourmaline, Morganite, Danburite Wandlet

Then I had two trips I needed to make, one to Cincinnati for the Victory of Light with Jean and then Jean and I went to New York for Christmas with her sister who had been displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

After getting back we concentrated on bracelets and big Pendants.

Aqua Aura, Topazes, Large Fairy Pendant

Aqua Aura, Topazes Large Fairy Pendant

Danburites Large Mermaid Pendant

Emerald Cluster, Danburites Large Mermaid Pendant

and now we are ready to go to Tucson.

Have a good New Year and a short winter…and hope to see some of you in Tucson for the Gem and Mineral Show – we will be in our usual location – Tent 27 at Days Inn.  Be sure to stop by to see all the great new stuff that we have been working on!!  We will be there from January 25 thru Feb 15 and perhaps until noon on the 16th but shortly after that we will be packing up, so come early if you can!!  See you there!!

 


Meet Dave Toule – Our New Local Rock Friend

August 22, 2012

A little while back, we met a man who had stones – Dave Toule

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Dave Toule of Merrill Wisconsin

– and his working partner Bob.  They found what they believe to be Garnets (in a really strange formation)

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Raw Garnet

and Jade of different kinds, all from the Northern Part of Wisconsin and some of the U.P. of Michigan.

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Raw Jade

Dave has a store front in Merrill where he has a bunch of rocks and minerals from around the area including Palio-Stone Tools, Raw Copper, Silver and other interesting mineral oddities.

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Raw Copper

Dave and Bob will be leaving for Denver in a couple of weeks to see what kind of response they get from the World-Wide Rock People.  They will be attending the Denver Gem and Mineral Show in Denver Colorado, September 11th – 15th.

Magical Delights will also be heading out to Denver for the Denver Gem and Mineral Show to pick up some materials for making more of our Handcrafted Jewelry Designs.

Often when we are going to the Denver Gem and Mineral Show in the Fall, or Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in the Early Spring, we ask our customers if there is anything in particular that you are interested in, please let us know and we will see if we can find some of it there.

Speaking of events – Magical Delights will be appearing this weekend  Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, 2012 in Downtown Green Bay Wisconsin for Artstreet.  Magical Delights looks forward to seeing all of our customers past, present and future!! this weekend!!  Stop out to see Magical Delights Handcrafted Jewelry Designs to see our great Signature, One of a Kind Gemstone and Mineral Jewelry Creations.
See the website to see more of our great Handcrafted Jewelry Designs at www.MagicalDelights.com.


Magical Delights at Body Mind Spirit in Northlake Illinois

April 17, 2012

Jean and I did the Body Mind Spirit Expo in Northlake Illinois.

Most of the usual characters were there.

Beth Ann Kennedy of Pink Heart Healing was there. 

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Beth Ann Kennedy

       So was Steven Rosley of Rosley’s Rocks and Gems. 

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Steven Rosley

And, also Digby Bertram of Avalon Trading Company.

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Digby Bertram of Avalon

We were set up next to Eevelyn Walsh, Lee Ann Clarbour and Debbie Lopez of The Healing Triad. 

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The Healing Triad at Body Mind Spirit Expo in Northlake Illinois

I was almost brave enough to let them work on me!!

Jean had a great set up …

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Jean Tindle's Spirit Dancer Crystals at Body Mind Spirit Expo

with lots of new stuff from The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

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Another Shot of Jean's Table at BMSE

for her Spirit Dancer Crystals Booth.  

The next weekend, I went to Fairhope Alabama for the  40th Annual Outdoor Art Show.

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Eastern Shore Art Center

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Another Shot of The Eastern Shore Art Show

Here is a shot of the street before we set up….

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Street Before Setting Up

and here is the street after we set up…

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This Is Our Street After Setting Up

The weather was ideal, the sales were slightly sub par, however…I even got yelled at by an Alabamian for not being a true believer.  There is a lot of underlying RAGE it seems there.  

Can Name Them Pretty Flowers in Southern Alabama

Can Name Them Pretty Flowers in Southern Alabama

Speaking of great weather,  Spring has really sprung in Southern Alabama

More Pretty Flowers From Southern Alabama

More Pretty Flowers From Southern Alabama

with lots of pretty flowers in bloom!!!

Pretty Sure That These Are Azaleas

Pretty Sure That These Are Azaleas

Anyone know the name any of these??

We were 1/2 block from the Fairhope Castle, which you can see here…

Fairhope Castle

Fairhope Castle

This is a second view of the Fairhope Castle.

Second View of Fairhope Castle

Second View of Fairhope Castle

And also another Castle on the grounds.

The Other Castle Down the Street

The Other Castle Down the Street

I also took a picture of the sign that was at the entrance,

The Top Part of the Sign

The Top Part of the Sign

because I wanted to remember what it said.

The Bottom Part of the Sign

The Bottom Part of the Sign

This weekend, April 21st and 22nd Jean and I will be attending the Victory of Light Expo in Cincinnati Ohio. 

Jean will be offering her Crystals, Minerals and Healing Tools for sale,  a sampling of which is highlighted in the above photos of her Spirit Dancer Crystals Booth!! Scoop will be also be on hand to help out and to offer some of his wealth of information on the subject!!

Stop out to see the great stuff that she has to offer!! 

For more information about Magical Delights and our busy Art Festival Schedule, be sure to see our website and Art Festival Page!!


Magical Delights Went to Tucson!

March 9, 2012

Magical Delights went to Tucson for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!

Everyone around us was set up when we got there and we were a week early!!

 These are our neighbors.

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Minerals India


Malachite_Woman

Malachite Woman

Jean_Claude

Jean Claude

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More of Our Neighbors

 So we set up and this is Magical Delights.  

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Magical Delights Booth Shot 1

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Magical Delights Booth Shot 2

We saw some of our friends there.

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Sonalia Franke of Burnies Rock Shop

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Merlin and Dan of Plaines Rock Shop

Sanali Franke of Burnies Rock Shop, and Merlin and Dan of Plains Rock Shop were there.

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Tom Haley of Divine Gypsy

We also saw Chris Erhlich, and Tom Haley, who you all know as Divine Gypsy.

Not only do we have friends there but customers too….

Nadia

Nadia

Here is Nadia of Nadia LLC.

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Nami of Moonlight

And, also, here is Nami of Moonlight.

This made Jean very happy!!!

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Jean Being Happy

Then Beth Ann and Mary Beth stopped by and looked at stuff…

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Beth Ann and Mary Beth

And then Beth Ann attempted to make off with the profits…ha ha ha…

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Beth Ann Stealing Stuff

As things will in Tucson as the show went along it got more and more interesting.

The “Hat Guy” and his son showed up…

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The Two Hat Guys

And…here is a close up of one of the hats!!!

The Hat Guys Hat

The Hat Guys Hat

Then, the coconut guy showed up too.

The Coconut Guy

The Coconut Guy

Oh, and the Malachite woman sold all her stuff by the third day. 

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Malachite Woman's Empty Table

All in all the weather was great except for one afternoon of snow.

I even got to see a Boojum Tree.

Excellent Boojum Tree Picture

Excellent Boojum Tree Picture

And here is another one!!

Another Boojum Tree

Another Boojum Tree

This weekend Magical Delights will be appearing at ArtiGras, in Green Bay, WI. on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.  Stop by to see our latest creations!!!




Magical Delights Creates An Amazing Magic Wand

January 31, 2012

Magical Delights has just returned from Tucson for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  Many of our Amazing Magic Wands are available for our customers new and old in our booth at the Globex/Days Inn Gem Show, Tent 27!!

Here is a preview of what Magical Delights is offering and how our wands are created.

Now that we have a plan for our wand, it is now time to Solder the separate pieces together.

Here is a listing of the items used to create this great wand to assist with change:

Spirit Quartz – Bringing Thought to Change, To Meditate Clearly On It and See It Clearly.

Celestite – Clear Speech To Improve Mental Awareness.

Labrodorite – Helps With Transitions.

Iolite – Draws In Other Senses To Work On Change.

Topaz – Decreases Fear, Strengthener.

Gold For Strength and Projecting Energy

Hope you enjoyed our new blog format!!  More to Come!!

Watch for New Items Coming Soon to our website at www.MagicalDelights.com.  We will be creating great new items with our purchases at the  Tucson Gem and Mineral Show .

This weekend, March 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Magical Delights will be appearing with Jean Tindle and Spirit Dancer Crystals at the Body Mind Spirit Expo in Northlake, Il, (part of Chicago, Il), so if you are in the general vicinity, please stop by.  Or make a weekend out of it and come to see all of the wonderful speaker and exhibits.  Jean will be speaking on The Crystal Connection.  Sounds like a great event!!  Hope to see you there!!


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