No Shopping Cart?

March 1, 2020 by Tom

I’ve been asked a number of times why I don’t have a Shopping Cart. How can I buy from you? A Shopping Cart really doesn’t work for me, mainly because of the shipping charges. The price of each piece is displayed at the bottom of its description. But the final cost varies so much on the shipping according to the amount of work, material, weight and shipping costs that I must add to each piece. Continue reading

Moved Again

November 25, 2019 by Tom

It’s been another long, hot, busy summer this year getting ready for the 2020 Gem Show. I’ve made quite a few wonderful new pieces that I’m anxious to display. I found some very highly detailed figures to go along with the beautiful stones and minerals I’ve obtained from many places. The hours I spend making these pieces seem to just fly by. It’s that way with most folks that really enjoy doing what they do. And I definitely enjoy making my pieces. Continue reading

Hand Made?

February 28, 2019 by Tom

The Tucson Gem Show went very well for me this year. I sold many of my best, and favorite, pieces. Some I really hated to see go.
I get some crazy reactions from people sometimes when they ask me where these come from and I tell them “I Make Them”. Its like they can’t believe that someone actually makes these by hand! Continue reading


January 26, 2019 by Tom

I look forward to each February because it means the Tucson Gem Shows are already in progress or are about to start up. I’ve been at the TGMS Show, at the Tucson Convention Center for many years now, and I’m so very happy to be accepted back each year to participate as a vendor. The TGMS Show is always towards the end of the whole Tucson event and this year is no different. The dates are Feb. 14th thru 17th 2019. I always think of the saying “save the best for last” pertaining to this Show. Continue reading


August 19, 2018 by Tom

I knew that some of the stones and minerals I use in my work fluoresce under a black light, so on inspecting a neighbors yard sale a few weeks back, I noticed he had a 2′ black light unit for sale, so I thought I’d buy it to see how my stones reacted to it. Continue reading