Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another preview of Tucson Treasures

Irina's sent us more pictures of the amazing merchandise she's bringing back from Tucson!

First, look at these amazing hand-fabricated copper beads and findings:

These copper beads are crafted using the age-old repouss√© technique. Bronze solder is used to get the gorgeous color, and then the beads are given a fantastic patina and fired with a torch. The last step is to seal the color with lacquer. Gorgeous! 

 And wait until you see these amazing ammonite beads:

They're extraordinary!  The colors and patterns are terrific, and the opalization is gorgeous.

She's also bringing back a fantastic selection of cabochons:

The different stones are exquisite!

All of this and much, much more will be in the store in mid to late February.