Suzi, Thomas and Danny
Re: Our friend Danny Lopacki has passed away. -- Joyce Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
01/07/2024, 11:53:28

Here is a nice pic of Suzi, Thomas Stricker and Danny, courtesy of Joyce.

I first had contact with Danny way back in the late 1990s, when I was thinking of doing my own lapidary work on stone beads. I purchased diamond grit drill bits from Danny's lapidary supply business. When I met him in person maybe 10 years later, I searched my memory banks and realized that this was the same Danny that sold me the bits and encouraged me to set up and drill stones of various sorts. I never really got to that point and I still have most of those diamond bits.

Danny and Suzi were enthusiastic about making, collecting, and selling beads, and hosted some highly interesting "bead people" dinners at Tucson during the what we will now recall as the hey-days of the Tucson gem & mineral (and bead!) shows in the 00's and 10's. It was an honor to be included in several of these sessions.

Some of my last communiques with Danny were tips that I requested for polishing beads, as well as details for his short report to The Bead Forum on turquoise from Chinese mines. And I was hoping this year would be the year he would return to Tucson so I could say hello and thank him in person.

RIP Danny and his beloved Suzi!

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