I've been super busy lately with an extra exciting surprise, but I don't want to ruin it until it's a completely done deal. Since this big secret has been eating up a ton of my time, and mind space I haven't been up to too many DIYs lately. I'm sorry if I'm disappointing any of you with the lack of tutorials, but I promise there will be a plethora of them in the future, if you can hang on. For now I hope you like rocks, because I sure do!
Actually, I like rocks a TON. I'm even willing to pay for them. I think it's romantic if Aaron buys me a rock, and I'm not talking about diamonds or rubies here. I totally prefer a colorful, crystal-covered, other worldly rock, rather than a bunch of roses. Aaron bought this rock for me on our most recent trip to Vermont, when we saw Peter Dinklage talk. It's called a Wavellite, it's from Mount Ida in Arkansas.
He bought this one for me at the same place. It's called a pyromorphite, from Guangxi Province in China. I had an extremely hard time deciding on which rock I wanted. I think next time we are in Bennington we might be buying another one. I do love the one I got. The orange with the green crystals growing out of the sparkle is perfectly lovely. I adore all the colors and textures.
I think I got the two rocks when driving cross country with my mom. We stopped at a place with a ton of petrified wood, and I think I got these there. At least they look like petrified wood to me. I love the wood grain, and the beautiful shades of colors. The little bit of driftwood is from a DE beach. I think. I have a hard time keeping track of where all my rocks are from. For me it's more about finding a little natural object that I find beautiful. I find solace in knowing they have been on the earth longer than me, and will remain here long after I'm gone.
This is a fossil my mom bought for me when Aaron and I first moved back to Delaware. We found it at this big arts & craft festival that happens every year, in this hippie little community called Arden. The rock it's on I probably found walking around somewhere in this area, because I think it looks like slate or blue rock, which are both natural to this area.
Aaron and I also bought this little bear fetish on our trip to Vermont. It's hand carved by Inuit people from North America. The wolf I found in my parent's kitchen. The Jesus pendant I found somewhere really special, that shall remain nameless for the time being. I found the bottom rock on a family trip a looooong time ago. I think it looks like sliced bread. The other rocks have been found random places. I setup this little alter for the bear, because I thought the little guy would be happiest like this.
I almost didn't get this guy, and I'm soooo pleased I made Aaron come back with me to wrap him up, and bring him home. He is just perfect.
My first dog was half wolf, and they've always had a special place in my heart because of it.
I wasn't raised in a house where this type of jewelry was bought or worn, but they always catch my eye around someone else's neck. I love how worn this is. I bet this pendant has seen a lifetime of stories. I hope this brings me some luck being around.
Hope you enjoyed my rock collection, as much as I do! Do you collect rocks too? Happy DIYing, chris