Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Raw rocks and stones collection + illustrations


Warning: this post is very photo heavy.

This is something a bit different for my blog. I was inspired to make this post after seeing the wonderful collection of semi precious stones on Annarack's blog. My collection is mostly made up of quartz, with a few pyrite rocks, amethyst and some tumbled rocks (I used to have a rock tumbler). Unfortunately I can't find my bigger rocks, I had a huge, gorgeous red agate slice, a huge lump of pyrite and some purple and blue geode. I've also been inspired to draw some of the stones in my Moleskine using watercolour paints and fine liner pen.




























































































































































































































































































































































39 comments:

  1. I love the illustrations you made of them - really well done! xxx

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  2. Wow those illustrations are wonderful! & I really adore the pink stones x

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    1. Thank you, haha the pink ones look good enough to eat!

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  3. I have thoroughly enjoy'd this post. You have such a beautiful collection. I also adore your illustrations, I would buy a print with those on. Are you going to continue collecting gemstones? You should check this site which is about a rock and gem show that travels around the uk http://www.rockngem.co.uk/show-dates.html

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    1. Wow that's so nice of you! I think I'll keep an eye out for some pretty ones, I wouldn't know what to do if I had too many! Ooh one of those shows is really close by :D
      xx

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  4. Your collection is wonderful <3 and the illustrations you made about it are amazing as well <3

    Valeria

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  5. Wow these are gorgeous!
    I love the colours in the Citrine! :)
    x

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    1. Thanks, me too! I like to pretend it's the Philosopher's Stone from Harry Potter :P
      xx

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  6. your pictures are really good! I really need to get more into sketching I have a couple of moleskines that I haven't touched in a while!x

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    1. Thank you, oh do! I was being a bit too precious with my Moleskine; I didn't want to do any 'bad' drawings in it, but now I'm like why not, just go for it :)
      xx

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  7. What a beautiful collection!! And I love your drawings!!! xo

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  8. I love you more and more with each post <3 .
    Where you have these crystals from?! These are so beautiful *_* oh my, I wish I had such awesome collection too :)
    + your drawings are even better than real stones <3 :)
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh Katie, you're the sweetest! I collected most of these from a farm that had a little 'potting for gold' area where you sift through the sand and mud to find these rocks, I also bought some from gift shops, and some were just normal rocks that I tumbled myself to make them smooth. I might send you some if you like :)
      Aww thanks for saying that! :D xxxx

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  9. I love your drawings, what did you use? They look so vibrant and even more beautiful than the real things! :)

    Alex-Rose xxx

    http://rainingcakeandcookies.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, I used watercolours and fine liner pen, although the paper isn't great for watercolours so I used a bit of gouache paint :)
      xx

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  10. That is such a gorgeous collection of stones! I have a couple of pretty ones but wow this is amazing! I love the pink white, purple and blue ones! And omg your drwings are amazing! Your blog is great I lovwe it! :)x
    Sofia x
    Im going to follow you know from GFC and bloglovin! :)

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    1. Thanks, ooh maybe you should take photos of yours :) Thank you!
      xx

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  11. Quick little fact, pyrate, is also refereed to as "fools gold".

    http://kewteepye.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Hehe thanks, I knew that but I thought pyrite made me sound more clever :p

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  12. So pretty and so many stunning colours!
    I also collect crystals :)
    <3

    thecookiebutton.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! You should do a blog post about yours :)

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  13. So pretty, I used to love having Amethyst stone jewellery when I was younger :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blotspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, ooh the purple amethysts are one of my favourites!

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  14. It doesn't even matter this post is photo heavy, it's stunning! You found some gorgeous crystals, lucky! :) I'd love to have a collection as big as yours, I may have to start!

    Elle xo
    http://ellelouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) I got most of them when I was younger and had nothing better to spend my pocket money on :P Oooh do start collecting! :D
      xx

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  15. Lovelyyy post, you definitely could make some gorgeous jewellery, if you wanted to! :)

    I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award btw! xx

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  16. Thank you, I have made a few rings with the small quartz, but I'm no jewellery expert :P
    x

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  17. I love this idea, they look so pretty put together on a page. I have some old crystals I bought abroad years ago, should dish them out and put them on display :)

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  18. You're quite the artist, I really like your stone illustrations!!

    itsatrendyworld.blogspot.co.uk

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