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I've been cutting stones for about eight years. Learned from an old friend named Kurt Patzlaff. Look for the man in a fedora in Northern California. Thank you Kurt! I found out there's more to stones then their shape, round, egg shape or flat. There are treasures inside to be discovered. Pictures, abstract, oddities, druzy, inclusions are just some. I don't know everything about stones but we can all learn a little more. My cabochons are not designer, artisan or special. They are what you make them. Cutting a good cab is rewarding not only for myself but for those who ENJOY them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I've also dabbled in wire wrapping. Many happy customers there also. Self taught with a bit of practice. Now I just have to learn how to make those fancy wire wrapped rings. Tried and failed miserably! So I do hope you ENJOY browsing through my Etsy shop. No specializing in any one type of stone. Vive la difference! Many…

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  • Born on February 16
  • Joined January 3, 2009

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semi prescious stones of all kinds and from all places, connecticut garnets got me started asking questions about stones and so here i am, a cutter, a wrapper, a buyer, a seller but i mostly like to share the wonders of stones, copralite, smell this stone Love leaverites also

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I've been cutting stones for about eight years. Learned from an old friend named Kurt Patzlaff. Look for the man in a fedora in Northern California. Thank you Kurt! I found out there's more to stones then their shape, round, egg shape or flat. There are treasures inside to be discovered. Pictures, abstract, oddities, druzy, inclusions are just some. I don't know everything about stones but we can all learn a little more. My cabochons are not designer, artisan or special. They are what you make them. Cutting a good cab is rewarding not only for myself but for those who ENJOY them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I've also dabbled in wire wrapping. Many happy customers there also. Self taught with a bit of practice. Now I just have to learn how to make those fancy wire wrapped rings. Tried and failed miserably! So I do hope you ENJOY browsing through my Etsy shop. No specializing in any one type of stone. Vive la difference! Many different types, styles, colors and I love them all! I feel privileged to be amongst all these wonderful artists on Etsy. Thank you very much for your purchases from Redtailedhawk. You may now browse at your leisure......Claude.......

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