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Topic: What to do with pretty, different sized stones?  (Read 2566 times)
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« on: May 06, 2006 03:00:13 PM »

I used to collect pretty rocks and stones as a kid. A lot of these were bought in stores, some taken back from trips, etc:

I used to have an amethyst and tiger's eye, too, I'm not sure where they went. Anyway, you can see a variety there. Some fool's gold, a rose quartz, crystal, hematite, a pretty blue one with white veins. At the top is a shiny green one that has a gold tinge to it. The big dark one in the middle, lower part is actually green, and there's a couple of rock cross sections.

I have no idea how to make jewelry, drill holes in rocks, or polish stones. Most of these seem too heavy to make into a pendant, except for the fool's gold. I could make earrings with them, using wire to wrap around.

So, any ideas?

« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2006 06:00:57 PM »

You said some of them are heavy...

Is it possible to make a bookend or two?

I haven't tried it myself, but maybe all it takes is a scrap piece of wood and some hot glue...or even just hot glue...

« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006 06:14:48 PM »

Hmm. That's an interesting idea. I'd need about 4 pieces of wood, and some glue. Do you know what sort of glue is good for wood and stone?

« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006 06:34:25 PM »

Sorry I don't have any specifics, but here's a great site to help you with that:


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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006 03:05:32 PM »

A friend of mine made me a fountain out of the same kinds of rocks.  She used river rocks as the bottom filler rocks and placed the really pretty ones on top.  It's beautiful because the rocks are always wet and the sound is very relaxing.

« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006 10:01:41 AM »

those crystals really hold a lot of energy and healing, positive power in them, i HIGHLY recommend that you google info about crystals and their properities, you may be surprised what you find! they just have to be cleaned and re-energized correctly. i know you can easily find info online about it though. good luck!

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2006 10:59:00 PM »

So, any ideas?

Don't know if this is the kind of thing you would go for, but I would put them in either a clear glass bowl, tumbler, or vase (straight cylinders look great), add a cutting from a plant (philodendrons are easy), some water, and voila!  Houseplants that have yet to die on me!
I've done this with monochromed seaglass (one glass has blue seaglass, another has red), and with river rocks as well.  Looks great when you have 2 or 3 different size/shape glasses displayed together.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2006 03:09:43 AM »

i don't know if this helps, but i had to drill holes in little mineral rocks like your and seashells as i wanted to hang them and make windchimes (the 'slices' work best), and the only way i found was to have my dad (a dentist) drill holes with his tiny thooth drill. so if you have a dentist friend or family member or just you dentist is a nice person he could do that for you, i don't think the instrument will get damaged, he only will have to throw away the drill tip he used for hygienic reasons, but i don't think it's expensive Roll Eyes
anyway also using very thin metallic wire to wrap them in can be interesting as well, for rings or pendants
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2006 08:31:24 AM »

it they aren't HUGE. i think most could be used as pendants, even if they are a bit on the heavy side. i mean, you got your entire neck and back to support a pendant! wrap them in wire and hang them on a cord/chain. very cool/earthy. i'd want one. espcially if it's a cross cut of a rock. those would look nifty.

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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2006 06:51:33 AM »

 I'd Make a dragon ( with clay) to watch over one  and maybe make a few pendants

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