He was a bit 'fuzzy' in the head for quite a bit. I carried him around in my hands to keep him warm and away from the cats and was finally able to set him in a tree. But not before he showed me just how powerful his talons are - ouch! Glad I'm not a mouse or a sparrow. Anyway, he apparently did not receive any drastic injury, because he did fly up higher into a tree on another lot before it got dark.
Yesterday was the annual mineral und gem exhibition in Munich. I didn't have too much time to spend there, since I had to get the kittens to the vet's in the afternoon, but I used my time well - at least, I think so.
Ivory coloured bamboo coral sticks - they remind me of bones. So cool.
Matte jasper beads, that look like they are part of a prehistoric cave painting. Gotta love something like that.
Etched and faceted agate beads - I would have loved these in matte. But even so, they are quite something.
Tiny faceted briolette beads, probably jade - although they were labeled prehnite.
So in love with these amber pieces. Nice matte finish.
Some treasures from Africa - a couple of new sand cast focal pendants, a lot of old coins, some very old agate beads and two very old worn ring focals.
Gorgeous matte (notice a trend here?) labradorite nuggets and matte (!) hematite beads. Love how the matte finish on the hematite makes them look so much more interesting.
Big raw tourmaline crystals that have been drilled.
Black tourmaline (shorl) that have been cut and polished into a crystal shape and drilled.
Some more lovely jasper pieces.
Some prehnite cabouchons. For some reason, my camera refuses to depict the gorgeous glowing green of these. You will have to take my word for it.