Welcome to PCC! That sounds great! I just found two lapis rocks that I didn't know I had (inherited from my older sister) and they are just beautiful. Hmmmm, maybe will consider making some faux lapis that looks the same. :)
i love lapis. have been trying to get the look, but it was missing something. the blue granite is perfect. i noticed that i needed mor gold than i thought. and add it twards the end of the process so it gets broken up, but not disapear . i made a cool gear pendant accented with lapis. got to get a pic. it is steampunk inspired and it will be one of my swap pendants.