The red floor sounds likea good idea. Several years ago at a
GIA workshop I found out why they don’t provide you with locking
tweezers. I was using my trusty locking tweezer and IDing a nice
little ruby. I thought the color was rather good for a specimen
for the ID box and I handed it to the instructor for comment. As
he touched the tweezer thestone came loose and flew across the
room. We never did find it. It was pretty, but small, so the
cost was mostly to replace it in the GIA sample set, where it had
to have been graded, etc. Cost me eighty bucks.
Anyway, the instructor promised we would get a vacuum cleaner
and a new bag and thoroughly vac the room and check the bag. You
might try this in your studio to look for lost items. Just don’t
forget to save the dust for the refiner. If anyone has a Kirby,
I have the attachment for demonstrating how dirty your bed is —
have you ever seen the salesman do this? It has a tissue paper
in it rather than a bag — would be great for finding stuff,
but i don’t use a Kirby any more. If you want the thing, E-mail
me. Fits an old Kirby, don’t know about the new.
Funny message for Xmas.