I went to my favorite antique shop last weekend. They have had a bowl of $1 items for many months sitting on the counter. I have found some interesting pieces in there from time to time. This time they consolidated all the items in the bowl into one bag for $6. I went for it! Here are some of the treasures I got.
There were several bags of semiprecious stones, most of them in a rough state. A few are polished. Not sure what I'll do with them, but they are beautiful!
There were also many chandelier crystals. I love these gorgeous pieces for jewelry. They're big beautiful chunks of shine!!
I wire wrapped one of the rhodochrosite pieces, and made a pendant from one of the extra large crystals.