Monday, April 4, 2011

Today's cache . . .


Bitter.  Sweet.  

Some of you remember my relating to you that my lapidary instructor and dear friend, Professor Roger Pabian passed away before Thanksgiving of last year.  As it is with serendipity in a bitter sweet way, the woman who spent 41 years going on rock hunting expeditions with him was the Lincoln Gem and Mineral Show this weekend and was selling some of Captain Agate's work (his wonderful nickname).  


I spent the better part of an hour there with my friend Jan and we combed and picked over dozens of Roger's beautiful cabs, mostly agates, and there we found the best and most beautiful bits and pieces of Captain Agate's passion.  He could coax wonderful scenes from an agate!

I just couldn't resist buying a whole handful of Roger's beautiful stones and I celebrated Captain Agate by taking one of the lovely little pieces of Montana Agate this morning and turning it into a pendant.

I think it's gorgeous.  I do love this little cab and the patterns in it are wonderful made even better with the sliver of burnt orange running through the top.  The three little carnelian beads make a perfect accent.

A little bit of Roger.

8 comments:

Leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

LYNN! that is BEAUTIFUL! wow, such a great piece...and a great story of how it came about.

Jill said...

I really enjoy seeing these stones through your eye. He must have had a great talent too.

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Lynn. Amazing stone and amazing work.

janfosler said...

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! Roger would be so proud....

silver.work said...

I hope so.

Lynette Fast said...

My hand was full too. It was like the last time to touch his soulful vision on stones. I miss him so much. You've set this perfectly and he probably would have wanted to include it in one of his books! Nice tribute Lynn.

Kaitlyn said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Terry Jane England said...

I love your jewelry/art. Really beautiful.