I've been cutting rock for the past two days - working on new designs for the next shop update this coming week. I haven't cut any cabs yet. I'm a bit overwhelmed about all the stone I have here from this last year's Tucson show that I haven't cut yet... and to think the next show is a short four months away. This is Sonoran Dendritic and I would call this color a dusty rose. I've only made one cut on this large rock. It's about 8" x 4" x 3".. so there are a lot of slabs I'll be able to get from this. I was quite pleased with the first cut and the patterns and fern-like designs. The outer edges of this rock are just a solid brown color - so I had no idea what was going to be inside this stone. I think that's what I like so much about stone cutting - the beautiful surprises that can be found in the stone. Don't get me wrong - I've cut into many disappointing duds.
I've also been cutting several other stones and will share some more photos in the coming days prior to the update.
I hope you are all having a great weekend!