Yes I get excited about new tools and yes I like to show them off! You will see my polisher when it arrives also! The lapidary industry seems to be a very male dominated industry from what I have noticed so far but this girl is excited about it! I may have to form a girls rock club, introduce some estrogen to the industry. Thinking about it in a cycle-of-life kind of way I think it is interesting that Mother Earth forms the rocks, guys go and gather and cut them, I (being a female) (and up till now ...) buy the rock and then make jewelry that both guys and girls make and wear. Yin and yang live together in perfect harmony =) I am all about stirring the pot though....
Silversmith and teacher of refined jewelry arts, basically that means I am obsessed with metal and passionate about teaching!