This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Leland Blue...................

Our new hobby is collecting Leland Blues. Ultimately I have to learn to do something with them. I do not have (Well I do) a rock tumbler, the small one I got years ago is around but, it just takes so long to get a finish on a stone. The stones I have I actually like raw.
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I have some big ones that would need cutting and naturally I do not have the equipment for that either. I do know where to go to get them cut though. First though I must figure out how to use them. I did buy a drill and I know I must do that under water.You know what they say about a little bit of knowledge don't you?.
Well I am going to look for a silver wire jewelry making class. Just need a couple of lessons to get the technique and I will be all set.
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Some small stones are pock marked and already have a pleasing shape.
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This green stone would be nice just as it is with silver wire to hold it.
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Once I learn how I have some really nice shapes. Some other rocks too other than the Leland Blues. Many many Petoskey stones for one thing. I love the colour and shape of this stone.
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I think lessons is the first thing on my list before I ruin some nice stones. I am scared to try drilling but will practice on some of the lesser stones. This next one is unusual, its almost white and I am wondering what I can make from that one.
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When I die, and people go through my stuff hehe, just wait and see what they say when the encounter some of the odd things I have kept for projects. With luck I can get rid of a lot before anyone sees it all.


  1. Janice!!! I love these stones!! I want them all! LOL! I would love to just hold them! You know I collect stones and crystals! I have bowl fulls around me! I actually do give some away, but I keep tones! I am going to a rock hound gemboree at the end of the month to buy some! Good luck with the jewellery making, but personally, I would keep some, just to have in a dish! Big Hugs!

  2. You made me laugh about, when you die! LOL! Only you!


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