Saturday, June 20, 2015

I Love Rocks

Since the lapidary class I took at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts with Dawn Couer I have fallen in love with rocks all over again. When I was a kid I loved picking up rocks on our many family trips. When I was 9 we went through Upper Michigan, into Canada and back down through Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. My dad told me to just throw the rocks I picked up in front of the wheel-well on the side of the truck camper. When we got home he called me out and I had easily filled a 5 gallon bucket with rocks from that trip. From then on he kept a closer eye on how many rocks I was collecting so they didn't affect the gas mileage. 

Here are my latest pieces some of these  stones came from Bead and Button and the rest are from Tucson. 

The backs of these stones are just as cool as the fronts. 

I love the accidental upside down Michigan on the back of that bottom middle lace agate. 


  1. I love rocks too. My dad had a thing about rocks and fossils, even arrowheads which are my favorite.

  2. Love these slabs. The designs are simple and allow the full appreciation for the stones beauty. I've been looking all over on where to purchase these types.

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    2. I got the slab in Tucson but the shaping and polishing I did myself.

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