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LindaHilton

Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Sample slices for MbD

Just to give you some ideas of what things look like.

 

1. One of the few large slices of petrified wood I have.  It's thicker than usual, and the pattern isn't the best, but this is a nice, typical red color.  The sun was so bright that I couldn't keep the slabs wet long enough to take photos; as soon as I sprayed them, they immediately started to dry.

 

This one is about five inches across.

 

 

2.  Brazilian agate with natural red outer rings, and crystal center.  This is fairly small, about 3 1/2 inches, and very thin.  Again, the sun was so bright and hot that I couldn't keep the stone wet to bring out the details.

 

 

This is a piece of jewelry made from another slice of this same material.  It shows the details a little better.

 

 

3. Brazilian agate slice, undyed, pale lavender  This one is about 2 1/2 inches by the longest dimension.

 

 

4. Brazilian agate, undyed, about 4 inches by longest dimension.

 

 

5.  Brazilian agate, undyed, about 2 1/2 inches by longest dimension. 

 

 

Pendant made from another slice of the same stone.

 

 

 

6.  Green Moss agate, from India.  I love this stuff!  I have way more than I will ever be able to use, but I still love it.  It's plentiful and very inexpensive.  A five or six-inch slice can be purchased for $!5 or less.

 

Again, I couldn't get good photos because the sun evaporated the water as soon as I sprayed it, but you can easily find lots of pics online.  The green is much darker in person; the sun just bleached the photo.

 

 

And a pendant from similar material.