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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2016 08:03    Post subject: Artisan Made Gems  

This year, at the East Coast Show, I had the pleasure to view work by a local glass artist, mineral collector and friend, Jeremy Sinkus. Although this is mineral related in as much as the glass is a borosilcate, these are man made pieces. I found them fascinating and useful. Artisan made tourmaline shaped shot glasses and wine glasses adorned with "tourmaline" slices being the most useful. I have several. Hope you find this interesting. Please excuse the image quality.


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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2016 08:59    Post subject: Re: Artisan Made Gems  

Colors.


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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2016 11:34    Post subject: Re: Artisan Made Gems  

why why why??? This is a travesty against nature!
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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2016 11:47    Post subject: Re: Artisan Made Gems  

And why not?
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PostPosted: Nov 14, 2016 12:05    Post subject: Re: Artisan Made Gems  

Linus wrote:
why why why??? This is a travesty against nature!


Shot glass, is my only answer. Be a shame to grind out gem tourmaline for shot glasses. Unless it was a particularly good single malt, single cask.



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