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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic


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Currently reading

The Summer Tree
Guy Gavriel Kay
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende

What I've been doing while I've been gone

This is the one I showed you the other day, my red and black jasper from Brenda, AZ.  Unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well in indoor lighting.



This morning I got outside while the sun was at the right angle for photography and got some better shots.



A couple of  days ago, when I was lamenting my lack of enthusiasm for making jewelry, I sat myself down and collected some determination, along with a small blob of agate a friend had picked up while hiking along the Colorado River.  He brings me handfuls of "really neat rocks" every once in a while, and I tumble them.  A few turn out pretty cool.  This one polished beautifully, but proved to be quite a challenge to wrap.  I persisted and finished it this morning.



Many wire-wrappers just  wind all the loose ends around the top, or they cut the ends off and let it go at that.  I'm compulsive about tucking in the ends.






My signature pieces are the Angel Feathers.  They are, quite frankly, a bitch to wrap.  They also sell well, and since I have several shows coming up, I need to replenish inventory.





Now I have to get back to work.  See y'all later!