This is a very short tale of how our brain plays tricks on us.
I had two lovely larimar stones that I waited for weeks to get.
Beautiful sky blue...
I made the bezel... got everthing ready to solder.....
Then put my bezel to the side- my stone on the block- and applied flame
Well, to all sane people- this sounds WRONG!!!
Yet, I held onto that flame- even though something smelled weird- hmmm. what could that be?
I held it longer until I heard a popping noise- hmmm- what could that be?
Then I realized, I was essentially cremating my stone!!!
It was too late- and a big WHAT WAS I THINKING???
Now, the big question, should i be worried about this?
I prefer to chalk it up to too many things going on at once, and not call it early dimentia!!!
Yikes- and this is what remained of my lovely larimar...