January 28, 2012 @ 10:58 AM

Valentine's Day is coming and you have 3 choices.  Pretend you don't know and get your sweetie nothing.  (Bad choice)  Get your sweetie the same old box of candy, card or flowers, all of which will be gone in a week. (Better choice)  Or you can get your sweetie something that is totally unique, will last forever because it's made of stone, and will serve as a permanent reminder of how nice you really are.  (Best choice)   Make it a memorable Valentine's Day with a heart necklace, arrowhead necklace, opal arrowhead necklace or even a collectible flintknapped knife.  O.K., maybe throw in a card or box of chocolates, too.  Remember, nothing says I love you like a heart of stone!

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January 26, 2012 @ 2:43 PM

No I'm not a magician, but some new knives, arrowheads, necklaces and other collectibles are going to appear soon on my website.  What am I talking about?  I went to an estate sale of a guy who was big into lapidary.  I didn't think it possible but he had more rocks than me, even opal.  It was kind of humbling.  But I got out of control and brought home all kinds of exotic rocks to flint knap.  At one point me and another  flintknapper got in a wrestling match when we both reached for a chunk of flint.  I had the advantage.  Just pulled a moose antler billet from my pocket and gave him a thump on the forehead.  He apologized and let go.  Yup, I know what you are wondering. &...

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January 9, 2012 @ 3:29 PM

When I attend shows & knap-ins, one of the most frequently ask questions is, "What is your favorite type of rock to knap?"  That's a vexing question.  There are so many, but I will name a few that are on the top shelf.  First I"ll say that knapping opal is in a class by itself.  I love opal. I love opal arrowheads.  I love opal earrings, necklaces, you name it, even though I don't wear them.  Opal is a fantastic gemstone!

O.K., other than opal, I get real geeked up about Ocean Wave Jasper from Madagascar.  (Ask me about the rarest form - Markasite Ocean Wave.)  It's all beautiful and no longer available. It's cousin, Black Lagoon Jasper, is similar.  It&#...

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