I’ll need to speak with you personally on a few topics I plan to bring to the table. But first, can you please tell me what I need to do to start a new topic so I can get a little feedback from others in the group. My plans deal with displaying and promoting members items they wish to exhibited (sale or trade), or for whatever reason. I don’t see any prompts or any other access into the Forum.
Did you not try the procedure I outlined? I suggest that you start a new topic under “General Discussion”.
No. I don’t know why but your reply took a few days to pop up. I may try that later, but I may need to talk to Tom first. He might be already headed in the direction as I had in mind. I’m thinking about a site we can all exhibit our things; Like an exhibit. Items we wish to put up for sale, trade or whatever. Plus, I’d like to see weekly auctions where the proceeds go to charity, I have a few hand fills of stones I can put up. I’m sure we all do. Done correctly we can gain some priceless PR points. This is an elite Group of Distinguished artist. Nothing like a charity drive to show the world just how elite we are. Another thing I’d really like to see is a registry of certified venders & suppliers providing a variety of services and goods like a direct link to certified rough materials (Both Natural & Lab) from all over the world.
Anyway, I’m so new with you guy…maybe I should just sit back a bit and keep reading the forums. Someone’s probably already working on what I had in mind.
THANKS FOR THE REPLY. At least now I know my Blogs are being seen.
You can email Tom directly at email@example.com. We’re always open to ne ideas.
I agree with Alan Balmer when he posted way back in 1-29-2016 that He would rather see the USFG truly owned by the USFG and not a particular person and governed by Yahoo. I believe there would be much more action by members in making the chat pages come to life like it was years ago. But I have not contributed much for several years because of my health etc.
I noticed the discussion about a single Tourmaline inclusion inside of a quartz faceted gem. I will see if I an doing right at getting my comments processed the proper way and attached pictures properly done so that it may be interesting for some faceters.
Back in 1991 I faceted such a gem after looking everywhere including Tucson for years to find a piece that I could use for the project. My stone turned out great. If the pictures are done right here, I think many faceters will enjoy seeing and later trying this project themselves.
I used a round step cut to start with and of course centered the tourmaline from the center of the crown and out at the culet. With the overhead picture the one inclusion is seen, while the side view of the stone shows the many reflections of the tourmaline.
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