Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm a bad geologist

I had to google "peacock stone" to try and figure out what this stuff was.  Michael's crafts isn't so good at labeling with the chemical formula.  I should consider myself lucky for getting "peacock stone".  One questionable internet source suggested it was also known as bomite, but that looks like an alias for chalcopyrite, which this is not. (though chalcopyrite is sometimes referred to as "peacock ore.")  The circular bodies do look a bit like oncolites, but I don't get a particularly sedimentary vibe from these guys, and they would have had to have been replaced by silica.  Unfortunately, I'm still not sure.  I can't find my mineralogy textbook anywhere either.

Monday, March 29, 2010

One for me, one for you

And then this similarly citrine laced combo goes to a friend at work.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bear with me

All you fellow fiber fiends are going to have to bear with a few more jewelry posts.  My newly computer intensive job leaves my hands a bit sensitive at the end of the day, and so the dusky knitting habits have been subjected to a level of self restraint unknown since the broken thumb incident of last year.  In lieu of fast paced knitting and permanent neuro-muscular damage, jewelry is being made in the evenings.  (there is still yarn being used, I just have no FO's...)

This set is for me.  I'm a real square.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Jewelry

I went to the craft store for two things, but all the beads were half off.  What was I supposed to do?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bourgeoisie Cross Stitch

It physically pained me to embroider a happy polka dotted kitty cat on this baby blanket.  I would have rather given it themes such "avenging dalek", "Timmy the trilobite survives predation", or try out some oil industry play on words with a derrick shooting out babies ("baby oil").  But I realize not everybody shares my sense of humor, so happy polka dotted kitty cat it is.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I made a pretty

It's a necklace. I made it. Glass beads and the pendant is colonial rugose coral.