Products for jewelry-makers:
tools - metal-polishing machines, with or without dust
collectors; Dremel and Foredom flexible-shaft machines;
full range of jewelry saw frames & blades, pliers, ring sizers and
mandrels, tweezers, gravers, magnifiers, etc.
supplies - full range of buffs, polishing compounds,
fluxes & pickle for soldering, etc.
metals - sterling silver in many gauges of wire &
sheet, casting grain, various solders; 14K gold in several
gauges of wire & sheet, and solder.
mountings & findings - for pendants, brooches,
bolas, etc., many in plated metals, some in sterling and 14K gold.
boxes - for rings, pendants, etc., and compartmented
boxes for small parts or specimens.
books - dozens of titles, including
Jewelry Maker's handbook
(by Geisinger, under $10) and The Complete Metalsmith (by
McCreight, about $25).
cut stones - cabochons of many sizes, many stone
varieties; a smaller selection of faceted stones (natural, and small
synthetics). Selection of loose beads. Specific
sizes/varieties/shapes of cabochons can be ordered as custom work by
Products for Lapidaries:
tools - diamond-saw
machines, diamond blades of many sizes, grind-sand-polish machines,
motors, six or seven models of rock tumblers, etc.
wheels, sanding bands, polishing powders, grit kits for tumblers,
replacement parts for tumblers, etc.
books - many
titles, including Cabo chon
Cutting (by Cox, $7.65) Introduction
(by Kraus, $36.85), How to Tumble Polish Gemstones (by Wexler, $8.50)
Products for soft-stone
tools & supplies: chisels,
rasps, steel wool (including superfine), sandpaper, and soft stones
including alabaster, pipestone, several varieties of soapstone
(including pre-cut s oapstone
Carving for Children
(by Gosse, $12.95), Rock Scu lpture
(by Stage, $9.85), Creating with Soapstone (by Haberstich, $25.45)
Products for rock
fossil specimen collectors:
specimens - hundreds
of specimens of rocks and fossils (most as singles, some in sets)
Compartmented boxes for small specimens. Magnifiers.
books - $11.85
each); excellent titles by Audubon, Simon & Schuster. Golden
Press, Eyewitness Books, and many others.
- local titles (by
Hudson) Gold, Gem.&Min.Sites of B.C. - Vol.1, Vancou ver
Is. - Vol.2, part of lower mainland (each, $19.95)
Products for prospectors :
supplies - gold
pans (in steel or plastic, in several sizes), portable
sluice box. Estwing rock picks and chisels, safety goggles, small
bottles, magnet for separating gold from black sand, sand scoop, magnifiers.
books - Modern
Metal Detect ors
(by Garrett, $25.45), Nugget Shooting (by McCulloch, $9.95) Many
titles on gold panning, including Gold Panner's Manual (by Basque,$12.95)
Jewelry - bracelets, brooches, pendants, etc. (in
plated or precious metals)
Gilbert Pat jewelry - engraved silver
jewelry by native craftsman
Gift items crafted from stone (agate, jade, petrified
wood, rhodonite, etc.)
- carvings, large & small
- polished stone specimens
"CRYSTAL AWARENESS" items:
Crystals and natural stone specimens - many varieties
Books - about 20 titles, including Crystal Healing,
The Next Step (by Galde, @$8.35) and