Show Canceled

October 27, 2020 by Tom

I received information from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society that the 2021 TGMS Show is canceled. As with many other shows and events around the world, the Covid-19 virus is doing its part to shut things down.
This virus has affected us all, and some much more than others. With things as they are it is very understandable why the Show is cancelled. As with many of the other vendors this comes as a hard blow to me. I’ve worked very hard all year making new pieces just for this Show, and it’s the only Show I do. So without it I’m quite disappointed.
So even though there’s no Show this year, all my pieces are here on my web site and available for purchase. Since I can’t show them to you in person at the Show. please take your time and look them all over, and if you’d like to purchase one or more pieces, please e-mail, or phone me and we can work out the details. I’m sorry for the situation, but hopefully things will get better and we can return to a “closer to normal” TGMS Show in 2022. Stay well, stay safe. Tom

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

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

“Showtime”

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

Fluorescence

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