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[Tucson 2005] All-Day Opal Carving Workshop

Sixth Annual Opal By House Of Tibara Inc. Opal Workshops & Seminars
’from The Mine To Design’

Holiday Inn Holidome, Suites Bldg. Elevator to 2nd floor, Las Palmas
Rm. Monday Feb 7, 9:00a to 3:30p

All-Day Opal Carving Workshop

Derek Levin began carving hard woods 35 years ago. But no matter
how intricate the carving, wood just stayed wood. Fifteen years ago
Derek discovered and began carving Opal. “I’ve carved many kinds of
stone, but the color, sensuality and complexity of opal keeps
challenging me,” he says. “An opal makes its own statement, so the
carver must listen to the stone.” Aside from carving Derek has
taught college English and has been writing articles for the
Lapidary Journal for 6 years.

Reservations Required
Limit 10 participants
Cost: Workshop $480.00 includes purchase of motor, foot control,
flex shaft, hand piece, and items listed below.

Or Cost: Workshop $340.00 includes rental of motor, foot control,
flexshaft, hand piece, purchase of items below.

Either of the above includes the purchase of a 6 pc diamond burr
kit, 28 pc Mountain Mist polishing kit, Tibra Opal Book, cerium
oxide and $20.00 gift certificate toward a retail opal purchase at
the Tibra Booth, 627-728. Optional 6 pc sintered burr kit $135.00

I hope that you can find your way to one of these or both. May I
humbly point out that I am a bit overbooked on Monday the 7th so if
you wanted to come talk with me, Wednesday the 3rd through Sunday
the 6th will find me at my Booth at Manning House. Monday will find
me at the opal carving workshop. Contact me at
@Derek for more info on the workshop.

I look forward to meeting many of you.
Derek Levin