Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fossil Fish Beads

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

We had a really nice camping week. And i returned to the computer to find some wonderful, huge bead orders! I'll be working on filling them for over a week, i'm sure.

We were camping in the mountains east of Santa Fe. At the top of a ridge we found an outcropping of shale that was flaking off and sliding down the slope. It was one of those really neat geological instances of finding fossilized aquatic animals at the top of a mountain. There were really fine skeletal corals, and bivalves, but i was ready to sit there all afternoon looking for a fish skeleton, when a loud animal snort nearly gave me a heart attack. I fled, in a semi-contolled fashion, on legs of jelly, back down the mountain. It was probably just a mule deer, but i wasn't taking any chances. :-)

A couple of fish skeleton beads are now in The Bead You Need shop.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fabulous trip! (except for the scare)

    I really love the cobalt fossil bead