Tony Vine – A Passion For Rocks
During a cupboard clear-out in 1997, Tony Vine unearthed a long-forgotten gift of a simple tumble stone polisher and, alongside it, a sandcastle bucket of stones collected from Llandudno beach by his children many years earlier. Eight weeks later, the first batch of stones gleamed brightly and Tony was hooked – what began as a mild curiosity developed into a passion for the hidden beauty within so many seemingly drab stones.
Almost entirely self-taught from books published in the 50s and 60s, Tony started with simple tumble stones to cabochon jewellery, decorative wall art, and now Steampunk jewellery.
In 2005 Tony left the corporate world to commit fully to the wonderful art of lapidary.
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