Our final show of the year was last weekend on home turf, in Crystal at the Crystal Community Center. It was nice to do a show without needing a hotel as well.
While it was our maiden rock show at the community center, I am very familiar with the facility from my many years on the philatelic circuit. The Minnesota Stamp Expo is held there every July and I would set up a table specializing in Postal History.
But Rocks are the name of the game this millennium, and we sold some in crystal. Our largest individual sale included one of the rare WahWah Mountian Red Beryls we have in stock that came from my father’s old stock.
Also from his remaining inventory was a nice piece of white Australian Precious Opal.
On the other end of the scale, one healer was pleased to find that we carriers Pink Opal and Lavender Jade polished stones that she could use in her healing work.
We had a lot of fun introducing our new jewelry line Swedish Blue and learned a bit about glass and foundries from our visitors. We recorded our first sales and anticipate doing well with it.
One of the things we like about rock shows is the people. A lot of knowledge circulates around the tables and as a wet behind the ears newer rock dealer I love learning as I go and my customers tend to be my best teachers.