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Hello everyone! First off, I want to apologize for not posting any of my usual things... I've been really focused on making these tree of life pendants. I wanted to give you an updated collage of w...

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Wire Wrapping Tutorial by *trista17489. Must use some of my undrilled stones, and this is the inspiration I need to deal with them!

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Gemstones Chart (Tumbled and Polished Stones Menu, with description and properties from rocktumbler)

Gemstones Chart (Tumbled and Polished Stones Menu, with description and properties from rocktumbler)

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This is the best rock tumbler I've seen. Imagine being able to tumble different groups of rock at different times.

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Opalite pendant, opal pendants, opal jewelry, opal crystals, opalite crystal, opalite quartz, polished crystal stones, healing quartz stone

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Minnesota designated Lake Superior agate as the official state gemstone in 1969. An unusually beautiful quartz stone banded with rich red and orange colors (derived from iron ore in the soil), Lake Superior agates were dispersed by glaciers in the last Ice Age. Found in northeastern and north central Minnesota, most Lake Superior agates are pea-size but some are as big as bowling balls and weigh over 20 pounds.

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How to Polish Rocks & Gems Without a Rock Tumbler

The excitement of turning a jagged piece of stone into a gleaming gem or rock motivates rock hounds to polish stone after stone. Polishing rocks is a satisfying hobby, but the use of a rock tumbler to achieve the polished result is surprisingly unnecessary. With a few simple materials and some elbow grease, even the most novice rock hound can...

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