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2nd Crystal Box Done

I’m on my way to corralling my crystals!  Go here to find out what got me started on the boxes and what they looked like in the beginning.  This is the second one fully loaded:

So, from the lower left corner clockwise around the outside: Rhodonite - Chrysoprase (the two lighter ones are partially tumbled) - Grey Botswana Agate - Fluorite - Orange Calcite - Agate  Geodes (Yeah, I'm a sucker for those little miniature worlds.).  The left center square: Iron Pyrite - Bronzite - Chiastolite (cross stone) - Mookite.  The right center square: Amethyst Cluster - Rough Blue Kyanite.

So, from the lower left corner clockwise around the outside: Rhodonite – Chrysoprase (the two lighter ones are partially tumbled) – Grey Botswana Agate – Fluorite – Rough Orange Calcite – Agate Geodes (Yeah, I’m a sucker for those little miniature worlds.). The left center square: Iron Pyrite – Bronzite – Chiastolite (cross stone) – Mookite. The right center square: Amethyst Cluster – Rough Blue Kyanite.

Unfortunately, I’m finding that even some of my small clusters are too tall for these boxes.  And clusters can’t be stacked on one another or they will break.  So I’m going to have think about this AND look for solutions.  I want them out where they can be seen.  Here is what I put on the side of this box:

I love this egg paper but didn't want to have rectangles of eggs lining the sides of the box. I'm not overly fond of rows of straight lines.  Also the paper isn't quite long enough to cover the sides without patching. Which I didn't want to do either.  So I matched the paint to the writing on the paper and cut different layouts of eggs for all four sides. Ta Da!

I love this egg paper but didn’t want to have rectangles of eggs lining the sides of the box. I’m not overly fond of rows of straight lines. Also the paper isn’t quite long enough to cover the sides without patching. Which I didn’t want to do either. So I matched the paint to the writing on the paper and cut different layouts of eggs for all four sides. Ta Da!

One more long box to go and then on to the square ones!  Hope you’re enjoying my crafty fun!

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Renaissance Festival 2014 (Part 2) – Loot

So, of course, we have to bring home good stuff as a reminder of our trip.  I am a crystal-aholic and the crystal guy, Ron (Creations of the Sun and Moon) always has sweet deals.

Black Amethyst Druzy Cluster!  I paid a pittance for this!  When I looked this crystal up to learn more about it (it's not in any of my crystal books), I found out just how cheaply I got it.  Ron certainly under priced this one!

Black Amethyst Druzy Cluster! I paid a pittance for this! When I looked this crystal up to learn more about it (it’s not in any of my crystal books), I found out just how cheaply I got it. Ron certainly under priced this one!

Clockwise from the blue crystal at the bottom:  Apatite, Chiastolite (also known as Andalusite and Cross Stone), Mookite (love the purple and spidery veins), an Agate slice (This was actually a necklace but I took the cord off of it.  I love the natural design.  I'm sick of all the dyed slices.), and Bronzite.

Clockwise from the blue crystal at the bottom: Apatite, Chiastolite (also known as Andalusite and Cross Stone), Mookite (love the purple and spidery veins), an Agate slice (This was actually a necklace but I took the cord off of it. I love the natural design. I’m sick of all the dyed slices.), and Bronzite.

Apophylite.  This has been the most difficult crystal I have ever had to photograph. It has a subtle green tint that just wouldn't show up in the pictures. And then the light came through the kitchen window just so and it looked really dark.  So this picture still isn't quite right, but at least you have an idea of the hint of green.

Apophylite. This has been the most difficult crystal I have ever had to photograph. It has a subtle green tint that just wouldn’t show up in the pictures. And then the light came through the kitchen window just so and it looked really dark. So this picture still isn’t quite right, but at least you have an idea of the hint of green.

This is the back of the Apophylite crystal.  The pinkish crystal you saw on the front of it and the crystals here on the back are Stilbite.  The two crystals are frequently found together.

This is the back of the Apophylite crystal. The pinkish crystal you saw on the front of it and the crystals here on the back are Stilbite. The two crystals are frequently found together.

Pink Stilbite with some clear Apophylite crystals.  This cluster is almost the size of a baseball.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Pink Stilbite with some clear Apophylite crystals. This cluster is roughly 2/3rds  the size of a baseball. Isn’t it gorgeous?

This is the back of the cluster.  The clear shiny stuff is Apophylite.  I love the formations.

This is the back of the cluster. The clear crystals at the bottom are Apophylite. I love the formations of the Stilbite.

Of course, Spider Bait had to have his pointy things.  A sword and a knife with a chain and ball.  Don't ask.  Espe decided to see what the fuss was about.

Of course, Spider Bait had to have his pointy things. A sword and a knife with a chain and ball. Don’t ask. Espe decided to see what the fuss was about.

The Broom Pentacle (Brooms of Elder).  I have looked at this necklace a couple of years in a row.  This year I bought it.  I am going to change the cord to a chain at some point.

The Broom Pentacle (Brooms of Elder). I have looked at this necklace a couple of years in a row. This year I bought it. I am going to change the cord to a chain at some point.

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And, of course, we couldn't leave without  the fabulous Cinnamon Almonds!

And, of course, we couldn’t leave without the fabulous Cinnamon Almonds!

Unfortunately, I ran out of money before I shopped in these two places:

https://www.facebook.com/MSotherdenArtGlass   There were some gorgeous lanterns I wanted!

http://ragtradervintage.com/   Oh, the rings and necklaces and pocket watches and…!!!  *sigh*  Ah, the wants!

Hope you enjoyed viewing our spoils!