After Tucson

Well here I sit in Vancouver, Canada, waiting for my flight overseas. Times like this I wonder what I could have been thinking when I booked this trip. It just dawned on me this morning the Winter Olympics just happen to be going on. This has made for long lines and lots of full fights.

Our group has survived Tucson and points west for now, and all we have to do is tie up all the loose ends and get our rough materials gathered up and shipped.
Everyone is very busy working on new designs and planning out our next shows. This is always fun with just enough stress put into the mix to make it interesting. I have to say I’m truly excited about all the new Mine Finds we have obtained, plus some of the wonderful new rough materials we have put together over the past couple of months on the road. It’s truly been an adventure and I can’t wait to share the fruits of our labor of love with everyone.
By the time I get to my first destination I will have been on a plane for twenty-two hours and a day and a half travel time, but it’s truly worth it because I get to visit some new friends from down under that we meet in Tucson. They have many new quality materials direct from the mines, so I can’t wait to start sorting through them.
So with backpack in hand, and some good sturdy hiking boots; I take off on my next little adventure.
I’ve really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the blog and of course all the new ideas and requests. I never get tired of new ideas or just the general knowledge and feedback I’ve been receiving. I want to thank everyone for their time and also let everybody know I want to be able to answer the blog questions and comments in a timely fashion. But with a very tight travel schedule at times it makes it harder. Please rest assured everyone is very important to us and I will get back with you as soon as I can. I hope you can visit us at the show in April. I think you’ll see many new surprises.
Safe travels. .
Best,
J

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Jan Any jewelry should be able to size you rings. Let me know if you can not find one. Thanks, J
Betty, I will discuss this at our next design meeting. I am glad you love your cross. Thanks, J

Fay, We did not make a matching bracelet, only earrings. I am glad you love it! Thanks, J
Julie, Thank you for loving our work. We love creating it. I will pass your suggestion along and we will see what happens. Thanks, J
Beverly, Thank you for your kind words. I am always working on Amber, we will see what I can do. Thanks, J
Abigail Thank you for your kinds words. I am glad that you liked the chocolate turquoise necklace. Thanks, J
Remy, Thank you for all of your kind words and for watching the show. I will pass on your suggestion of a longer post for the earrings. Thanks, J
Lori, I am glad that the earrings are working for you. We have some other drops in the works. Thanks, J
Jeanne, I am glad to help – just go to “Customer Service, Keyword “Jay King” and you can follow the instructions of how to get in touch with us. Thanks for collecting, J

Debbie
We tried so hard to have the turquoise bowls in February. Right now we are working on the Lapis bowl for the May show. I will update on the blog as soon as I have a date for the turquoise bowl. Thanks J
L. Thank you! We have many new Amber designs coming to the show. The Amber drops have not been reordered yet. J
Brenda I am so glad that you enjoyed the set, however I am sad about your ring. Please go to Customer Service; keyword Jay King and contact us and we’ll see what we can do. J
Cheryl We are always on the lookout for Petrified wood. Who knows maybe some that you are talking about will be coming our way soon. J
Marilyn – What you say is true! We are working on all kinds of bowls. Who knows what will be available in the future. J
Bibbenpop Thank you for your compliments. You are not alone about commenting on the simple beauty of the stone being centerstage. We all love to let the stone communicate what the design should be and I agree some of the simpliest designs are our best designs. J
Susan You can go to “Customer Service” and type in “key word – Jay King” and follow the directions on how to get a hold of us. Take care- J
Marilyn I am glad you are please with them. It’s super high grade lapis. J
Marilyn I will bring your concerns up at the next quality control meeting. J
Marilyn The magnets are working well and we are always working on new user friendly findings. J
Donna I have 1250 kilo’s of Nako Turquoise remaining and then nothing. I am not aware of any more material at this time. I have seen African Turquoise. J
Laney We have both rose quartz and aventurine in the line up for 2010. Keep on the lookout. J
Lisa I am glad you like them. They do go great with gold hoops. J
Craig I will see what I can do. I have very nice lapis rough at this time. J
Shelley Go to “Customer Service”, Key word, “Jay King”. This will tell you how to contact us. We will be doing many new designs in 2010. J
Sue I am on my way to Australia today. Have malachite in the works. I have beautiful rough right now. J
Eric We will have many new designs coming up in 2010 that fit your description. J
Margo If you have a problem go to “Customer Service”, Key word, “Jay King”. This will let you know how to get a hold of us and we will take care of you. J
Mary Most of the large cuffs are designed to be worn by a woman or man. We will be making men’s designs in cuffs and rings this year. J
Mary I will make sure I throw this out at the next design meeting. J
Nancy It’s a continuous thing. We have some of the coolest designs I feel we have ever made coming up. J
Natalie It’s in the pipeline for April. J
E Thanks for the support. Actually word of mouth has been one of our greatest tools in getting the word out. J
Brooke Thanks we are working on more interchangeable designs at this time. We are trying to give you the biggest bang for your money. J
Teresa Thank you so much for watching. I always encourage people to do their own designs. I do work with amazing people. J
Cindy We are working on some fun things that will be along the lines you are thinking about. J
Ruth Go to “Customer Service”, Key word, “Jay King” and contact us. We will see what we can do for you. J
Emily Thanks sorry you missed it, but we are always working on new and different designs. Thanks for your support. J
Charlotte We will see what we can do. J
Ronda I will make sure I bring up your requests in the next design meeting. J
Louise Thanks for the kinds words and overall support. We have so much more coming this year. J
Sindy Clip-on earrings are one of the most requested designs. We are working on new findings at this time. J
Aden I am working on a whole line of gemstone bowls. J
Tracey We have something in the works for July. J
Sue Go to “Customer Service”, Key word, “Jay King”, this will explain how to contact us. May be we can help you out. J
April Funny we are working on several waterfall necklace designs. J
A Customer For Thank you for your kinds works and all the support. Best J
Carol Thanks for the interest in the bowls. Be sure and watch HSN.com the week before my May visit. J
Catherine Go to “Customer Service”, Key word, “Jay King”. This will tell you how to contact us. Well take good care of you. J
Pam I have never used it but I don’t see why we couldn’t. Best J
Kathy I am on my way overseas to obtain more as we speak. Best J
I Camille We have some really nice cuffs coming up toward the end of the year. Thanks for asking. J
Carolina Girl We have a lapis style bowl arriving in May. We are in the process of making more turquoise bowls. Glad you got one. J
Gloria D I will keep it in mind. Oh my drusie ring – that takes me back. J
P We have a retail store on Paseo Del Norte & San Pedro. Please come by and visit us. J
Karen I have no idea where they came up with this. It’s “Red Skin” Turquoise. It has been compressed and stabilized. The opal is fire opal from Australia. J
Christine Thank you for the kind words. The Lapis bowl is coming in May – keep an eye out on HSN.com. J
Lois We have never designed anything in “white turquoise”. I love Tucson also and especially the Gem Show. J
Alice Thank you for appreciating what we do. We did make a blue snakesking jasper set. Right not we do not have anything in the works. J
Pat We are working on some new suede pieces. They will be coming up in future shows. Thank you for all of your kind words. I love doing the blog! J
M The lapis bowl will be available in May. We are working on material, so that we can bring the turquoise bowls back, I will update the status as soon as I know when they will be available. Thank you for all of your kind words. J
Barb The lapis bowl will be available in May. Keep checking HSN.com. J
Roberta I never know what the price will be until HSN prices the bowl. This is the first time for the Lapis bowl. I am sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. J
Bruce Keep looking they might be back soon. J
Janet The bowl will be available in May. Keep watching HSN.com. Thank you for your kind words. J
Bruce I will throw out your suggestion at our next design meeting. J
Judy We try and get both green and blue – keep watching green is coming. Thank you for your kind words. J
Jean Keep watching for more Red Spider Web Agate there are other designs coming. Thank you for appreciating what we do. J
Alyce Keep looking we have several designs coming up like your suggestion. J
Patricia Thank you for your kind words. I have never done the alphabet in gems and stones – I’ll throw it out at our next design meeting. Keep on designing. J
Nadine Thank you very much for the kind words. Keep looking more drops coming! J
Nancy Keep watching for more enhancers. I am glad you like the today’s special. J
Deb We try to accommodate everyone with the earring size. I try to make earrings for every new Mine Find. Please let me know if you are looking for something specific. Thank you for liking what we do. J
Jeff I am sorry I really only get to answer blog questions a couple of times a month. This month was challenging will all of my travel. See your response below. Thanks J
Glo We are trying to do more and more enhancers, both with and without magnets. Keep on the look out. J
Jeanne I am glad you enjoy the turquoise it is one of my favorite stones. We are always coming out with new designs. We are working on more interchangeable items. Thank you for all of your kind words. J
Debbie We are trying to balance the stand alone pendants and the pendants with the necklaces to keep everyone happy. Thank you for your kind words. J
Robbie There will be more bowls in May. Keep watching HSN.com. Thank you for your kind words. J
Angie We are working on some new Rainbow Calcilica designs. Keep watching I think you see something you will like. J
Patsy Thank you for your kind words. It is because of people like you that I get to do what I do. I love my job. J
Gina I am glad you like our jewelry. I am working on a trip to India. Safe Travels. J
Michele We will have more bowls in May. Keep watching HSN.com. We do have some Maanshan designs in upcoming shows. Thank you for liking what we do. J
Christine We don’t have any plans right this second to bring the drops back, but who knows what the future will hold. Keep looking. Thank you for liking our designs. J
Sonja We do not have any Lindsey Star Saphires. I hope you find some, they sound nice. J
Ann I will pass on the request to HSN about the e-mail. We always have new coral designs – keep looking I am sure you will find something that will work. Thank you for loving our jewelry. J Betsy I have thought about a book. You never know what the future holds. Take care- J
Robin Thank you for loving our jewelry. We will have bowls in Lapis in May. I do not know what the pricing will be. J
Adele We will have Lapis bowls in May. J
Doris We do not have any more of the No. 8 turquoise at this time. The No. 8 mine is a little different from the Mexican – but they might match. J
Jay Thank you for appreciating our designs. We always have heart shaped designs in our line. Keep looking. J
Jeanne We will have Lapis bowls in May. J
Daisy We don’t have anymore rough at this time – but I am on the lookout for some. As soon as I find some I will make some earrings. I am glad you like our designs. J
Donna We are working on more drops. Great suggestions. J
Miranda I will have to look into it. I will mention this at our next design meeting. J
Patti Keep watching there might be something in the pipeline like you are suggesting. J
Susan Go to “customer service” keyword “Jay King”, this will explain how to get in contact with us, so we can take care of your issue. Thanks, J
June Keep looking we are doing a lot of designs in lapis right now. Thank you for liking our jewelry. J
Kathy Keep watching you dream for more opals will probably come true in 2010. There is a Lapis bowl in the May show. Keep watching HSN.com to get yours. J
June I am a very lucky man – I have some wonderful people that I work with. Our customer service team is amazing. I will pass on your note to them. J
Lisa I know there are rubies a plenty and that might be a good place to start. India also has some beautiful bloodstone, sandstone, jaspers, oh, the list goes on and on. Good luck with your trip. Safe Travels. J
Gail The Lapis bowl is being made as we speak, it will be available during my May visit – keep watching HSN.com. The turquoise bowl will be next, I will update you as soon as I know when it will be ready. Thanks, J
Joanie We will have Lapis bowls in May. Keep watching HSN.com. Thank you for loving what we do. J
TX Thank you for loving our designs. We will have Mojave coming back in 2010. J
Gail I am glad you are enjoying your bowl. The lapis bowl is coming in May. We do have some Star of David designs coming up. J
Jeff We do not have plans to bring back the black agate earring at this time. But, we have several other black agate designs. Thank you for liking our jewelry. J
Judy We have a lapis bowl in May. Keep an eye on HSN.com. J
Ruthe We have several picture jasper designs in the works. I am sure one of them will coordinate with your pendant and necklace. Thanks for thinking I am wonderful. J
Donna We will have a Lapis bowl in May. We are working on more Turquoise bowls in the future I will update on when as soon as I can. J
Victor Keep watching we have some new Forest Agate designs in upcoming shows. I am thinking something will match. J
Aleta We still try and make what we can in the USA. All of our silver is made in the USA and a lot of our stones are mined in the USA. We will have a Lapis bowl in May. Thank you for appreciating our designs. J
Linda I will let my design team know and see what we can come up with. Thank you for loving our work. J
Deb The lapis bowl will be available in May. We are still working on bringing back the turquoise bowls. J
NV I am glad you appreciate my stories. We are working on the turquoise bowls at this time – I do not know when they will be available – I will update on the blog when I have a date. J
Carole I am glad that you enjoy our designs. Maanshan is where the turquoise is mined. I do not know about Imperial turquoise. Chalk turquoise is wonderful – especially when it is stabilize. Take care- J

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