Been a long time since I’ve been here. Anyway still alive and just kicking . Old age sucks. The Golden Years is just a myth. The amount of pills I have to take throws that right out the door. 76 now. So my gold hunting days are sadly well over. To many aches and pains.
Anyway way back I mentioned I had got into creating replica gold nuggets. Now not having any nuggets on hand I had to improvise a bit. So my casting was done by using plain ole Little Rock’s. Those I have plenty of. JW asked why would I want to do this. Well JW I figured I would corner the Nigerian gold market. And sell them in Nigeria. . But an idea I had was that if somebody was lucky enough to have one of these rare things. And circumstances had come about. That meant it had to be sold. Well if they decided they could trust me. But more importantly NZ Post. Send it to me and for a nominal fee. I could create them a replica. With no damage whatsoever to their treasured beauty. But alas like many of my hobbies. Once I had mastered the process, it fell to the wayside. I did use quite a few of my replicas in jewellery. And lots of my and my partners family are now in possession of a gold nugget necklace. Will I get back into it. Well I guess I will eventually. Anyway I was showing my 6 year old grandson in Aussie on FaceTime. Some of the things Grandad makes. And the little Bugga is going to raid my Fort Knox. So a couple of nuggies and two crystal creations are soon to be on the way to him. Oh making Crystals was something else I got into. Oh and Rock tumbling. Much of which was turned into jewellery. Yep the relies did well again. The whole original idea bloomed and I was gunna go to markets. Set up my table and grow Rich . But I tired of that idea too. Frig this idea”s ended up costing me a small fortune. Anyway thought I would share a few pics as I’m sitting here on my bum. With nothing to do. Visited here, and thought well. Maybe ya”s will think I’m dead and gone. So here I am. Frig I’ve even forgotten my nick on here, oh well.
Cheers Trev will do. *