Omaha Bead Show, Drusy, Fun and Friends!
April 7, 2008
Over the weekend, I had the good fortune to have some girlfriend time with fellow jewelry makers Lynn Bowes and Jan Addison. We met up at the Omaha Bead Show, and spent lots of time shopping, chatting and comparing ideas.
One of my favorite finds of the day was a nice little oval chunk of pink drusy. Now, I’m not a “pink” girl, but I fell in love with this little stone, and couldn’t stop plotting what to do with it! I’ve had a few folks asking “What’s drusy?”, so I thought I’d share.
Drusy is any crystal quartz formation occurring on quartz or occurring on any other stone. Essentially, it’s the inside of a geode.
Drusy (or as it’s sometimes spelled “druzy”) can be found in many colors, shapes and sizes. I love the sections of tiny, tiny crystals that are so small, they look velvety. The stone can be treated using titanium or dyed…we’re suspicious that titanium was used to created my pink stone.
At the show, we also got to meet Tera Belinsky-Yoder, aka BeadyGirl Beads on Etsy. I instantly recognized Tera’s beads and stopped to chat with her – she was fun and easy to talk to and creates colorful, ecclectic beads that look as great in person as they do in her online shop!
Overall, it was a great little get away…I’ll share what I did with the drusy soon!!!