New Designs from Jay King: Petrified Wood and Picture Jasper
This is the time of the year, when you can make all of your favorite foods and pig out, even though you’re not supposed too. I just love it! One great thing about Thanksgiving is that it’s only for Americans. So this is the time we take to be thankful for all we have. I have to say, I’ve been all over the world, but I’m so thankful every time I get back on American soil. I was just having a conversation with friends this week, and the only thing we could agree on is we all are so happy we are Americans. It really is the best place on this planet to live. It’s the best country in the world and I’m so happy I live here.
That being said, I want to thank everyone who tuned in for my 15th anniversary, and made it a record show. We had so many sell-outs it was crazy and a lot of fun. I really appreciate all the support, and hope you know I have a great staff that makes it all work.
I am looking forward to spending Thanksgiving weekend with you all. We have new designs and some new twists on designs that are reminiscent of yesteryear! I love so many of the new designs that we will be showcasing and I thought I would take this time, if you will allow me to, highlight some of the “best” of the “best”.
Brian and I collaborated on the picture jasper and turquoise necklace and pendant. This item shows how we can still come up with amazing designs after all these years! Please give this one a look and please leave your comments below.
The 2nd set I would like to highlight is the Black Rock Sequoia petrified wood necklace, pendant and earrings. I believe the design of the pendant speaks for it’s self. I would like to write just a little bit about Petrified wood….
This petrified wood came from an area of Northern Washoe County, Nevada, about 130 miles North of Reno Nevada. It was collected from a ranch near the famous Black Rock Desert. The ranch property consists of large irrigated alfalfa fields in a valley, and vast acreage in the surrounding mountains. Petrified black rock Sequoia wood is a product of giant trees being covered by hundreds of feet of volcanic ash from a large volcanic eruption about 36 million years ago. Over time the trees petrified to stone. These Sequoia trees grew in what is now the Nevada Desert Mountains, long before the Sierra Nevada mountains rose up to change the area from lush vegetation, to a desert environment.
I am in awe of petrified wood; it is one of my favorite types of rough not only to collect, but to actually hunt for. When I sit and think about how this particular “rough” material not only is formed, you know we never mention that “petrified wood” is really “fossilized wood”. The mineral composition is jaspers, chalcedony and when we really get lucky there is opal present. It has been a number of years since I have been able to share any opalized petrified wood with you – I need to add this to my list of things to find!
I am looking forward to the weekend of the 27th – don’t make any comments if I look a little heavier – I have already taken out the turkey fryer and it’s all shiny and ready to go. I can’t wait to cook my bird!
I just want to give everyone a heads up that we will have 200 bowls for sale. Please look on HSN.com the week before my show to see when they are available. Just a reminder they are all handcrafted in Arizona.
I want to wish you all a great Thanksgiving; I hope you get time to enjoy the day off.
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