Lapidary work in my PJs

Sometimes, I wake up in the wee hours of the day because I forgot or neglected something important I was supposed to do. After I toss and turn a bit, engage in a few OCD what ifs and figure out how to deal with the issue, I’m awake.
May as well get up, right?

Here are my preforms after the first two wheels on my grinder. Jasper, turquoise, lapis, agate and andalusite.

This morning it was a screwed up caption for a project in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. Luckily my obsessive brain woke me up and I caught the correction before we went to press. So then, I made a strong pot of coffee and went to the studio. My Tucson rough was there on the bench, bagged and sorted, so I figured, what the heck? Doesn’t everybody work in their PJ’s at some point? I knocked out a few preforms, cleaned up the Genie and took off my rock-cutting-stained wet jammies and socks, took a speedy hot shower and zipped into the office.  Life is good.

Todays tip: After you cleanup the lapidary grinder or flat lap, reassemble it and run the motor for a few seconds to dry off your wheels. Dry laps and wheels are less likely to rust on you.


About Helen Driggs

Metalsmith, Teaching Artist, Writer, Maker of things. Former Senior Editor of Lapidary Jewelry Artist Magazine View all posts by Helen Driggs

One response to “Lapidary work in my PJs

  • Maria Apostolou

    My studio is at home so I often end up working in my PJs too! I have to admit that it feels more comfortable this way:-)
    Having known you from Lapidary journal, I’m glad that I stumbled upon your blog. Your writing style is so delightful!

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