this past weekend i attended one of my favorite events in Alabama
 at the beautiful Tannihill State Park called the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show.
though this trip was my 3rd year i had a different mission than just perusing for personal bargains, i was on the hunt for SUPPLIES.
in my previous post i mentioned that i have projects in the works and for these projects i needed to scout out some beads, bones, fur, stones, trinkets as well as pendants.  trust me, i hit the jackpot! 
i scooped up a bolo tie for myself, it’s not pictured but is pretty darn cool. the main piece is an arrow head with a pendant in the center with foolsgold flacks inside and the tie is khaki and the caps are gold. 
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hippy wizard heart throb!
my look- Michael Kors dress, Anthropologie hat, vintage bag
his look- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles belt buckle, vintage hat, magic
little fish kept inching closer and closer, think he was posing for the picture! // was super jealous of these kids and had thoughts about joiningtanni_1
this sweet mineralogist showed me a gorgeous mineral wrap that a friend gifted her, i thought her flare was super rad and asked if i could be in the rock club.
hand-carved arches
fine Southern concessions // fresh water shells 
Zuni ring i picked up from my last trip to the show a few years back. 
tannn5 copy copy
here’s some of my loot! pre-shopping my aunt July gave me loads of cool stuff like the antlers, geese feathers and stones-all acquired from their land in Alabama. the fur, water buffalo teeth and some of the crystals i bought plus there is supplies not photographed. also picked up a few strands of the howlite dyed skulls which will come in handy especially for the dream catchers
…..can’t wait to get to CRAFTING!

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    June 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hate that I missed the Treasure hunt & cant wait to see what you craft up

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    peace owl forest
    June 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    this pictures are all so lovely & such beautiful gems! looks like a wonderdul trip. :)
    peace & love

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    June 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Your photos are awesome, they could be made into a book! Get busy and make your art :)

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    Ms July
    June 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Madyson and I are going to go hunting for more feathers and stuff. She is now on a mission for her LadyFlashBack :0

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