New Crystals, Carvings and Minerals at Hands of Spirit February 20 2017

 As many of you know, we are back and neck deep into inventory!  We have enjoyed visiting with many of you these past few weeks.  We are excited to start our show season again, beginning with the Denver Gem and Mineral Guild Show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Feb. 24th through the 26th. A nice selection of what you see below will be available for you to visit with at this show.

If something in particular catches your attention in the pictures to come, please feel free to email or call us. info@handsofspirit.com or 303-541-9727.

Welcome to the jungle!  We have many new additions to our animal collection.  Each with his or her own special little growl, chirp, or roar.  

These Zimbabwe carved animals include, Serpentine, Soap Stone, Lepidolite and Verdite.  Make sure to see these guys.  We always have a blast picking them out.

Close up shot of two owls carved in soap stone, a large Serpentine lioness, kissing giraffes and sleeping cat. 

Out of all the new Zimbabwe animals this year, Mr. Giraffe is a must see. You can't help but love his face. Also pictured are many of the Leopards! Always a favorite. 

New bowls, Pinolith included! We have never had bowls in Pinolith before. It creates flower like patterns.  Also, very rare Vivianite  nodules, many have a rough portion on the back which shows the natural skin. 

Two close up shots, so you can see the patterns!

A selection of some new Malachite animals and boxes. 

Some of our favorite, I shared these in one of our blogs while on our trip, but the colors were not coming through.  Now you can really see what they look like.  The half moon pieces are actually drilled and can be worn as a pendant. Blue Calcite from Argentina. This was all we could get this year.

A smattering of jewelry! Larimar, Seraphinite, Watermelon Tourmaline, Rhodochrosite pendants and Moonstone cabochons. 

New beaded bracelets, Starting from the top of  my arm, Blue Lace Agate, Prehnite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone w/ Apatie and Black Tourmaline, Apatite, Rhodochrosite and Ametrine.  One the right, Kunzite drilled beads from Namibia.

Two Labradorite drilled beads. Nice flash. 

For some reason, Rainbow Fluorite hates to be photographed.  The colors just don't come through.  Make sure to see these in person.  Some have natural crystal edges. Deep, rich coloring, I promise!

The largest slice we have. 

Again, see these in person.  The piece on the left is sold but the other two are available.  Look at the large frozen snowflake in the middle point! 

I know these are rocks, but I have still considered eating this box. Starting at the top, though hard to see, a Shattuckite Egg, Malachite and Chrysocolla Eggs, Gemmy Idochrase (Vesuvianite), Peruvian Rhodochrosite, Richterite, Sugilite and Larimar. 

Two of the cuties Lepidolite elephants

Some better shots of the Goethite with iridescence. 

Close up shot of the Orange River Quartz phantoms. The Orange River runs along the boarder of Namibia and South Africa. 

Crystal bowls in Rainbow fluorite, Sodalite, Carnelian, Labradorite and Rose Quartz, along with some Clear Quartz bunnies and Rose Quartz points. In the center bowl a Tiger Eye egg with nice chatoyancy. 

Hmmmm Sugilite drilled bead pendants.  On the right, Blue Aragonite crystals from China.  Sweet little specimens. 

 As if we didn't get enough Rhodochrosite, here are some gel cabochons in round and marquise shapes. To the right, drilled beads of Bumblebee Jasper.  For those who don't know, Bumblebee Jasper is comprised of up to 42 different minerals and come from the Volcano's of Indonesia.  The yellow color is mainly due to Orpiment and Sulfur. 

I can't tell you how much fun we had selecting these.  Wish you could see the chatoyancy in them.  These are the drilled beads of Charoite cut from old rough, hence very high quality! 

Though only one of these are left for sale, I wanted to show you these gems.  They are drusy Smithsonite! They come from the Scorpion Mine in Namibia.  This is said to be one of the best locations for Smithsonite, if you can find it.

Brandberg Amethyst crystals.  One with an enhydro (water bubble) and one with phantoms shown below. 

Large black Tourmaline crystals, some with Mica and Quartz. 

Close up shot. Very grounding.

Auralite 23 slices from Thunder Bay, Boreal Forest, Canadian Shield.

Two samples of the slices when held up to daylight. 

Auralite 23 massage wands. Always a big hit. 

Mookaite massage wands on the left and Tiger's Eye and Gabbro, also known as Mystical Merlinite wands. 

Another mineral that refuses to photograph well.  These are Apatite flat stones. They have more of a teal color and many gemmy spots. 

Polished Brandberg Amethysts.  Each one is scrumptious! 

An example of what they can look like when held up to daylight. All from Namibia. 

To see many of these and more that I have not gotten around to photographing yet, please come say hello to us this weekend!  Our new gem bird carvings will be available along with Dumortierite in Quartz specimens as well.  After the winter break, it will be nice to see all of your friendly faces. 

Best,

Mirabai