“Another Aquamarine from Erongo - Namibia”
Submitted by - justmemyselfanditoo
Very interesting crystal formations. o_o Such a cool specimen!
“Rubellite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Canada.
This is a massive specimen - it’s over two feet tall!”
-submitted by fuckyeahrickmercer
Quartz with Tourmaline inclusions
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Chatoyant stones, including elbaites, scapolites, and beryls, from the National Gem Collection
DIY Gem Sneakers Tutorial from Crafting Rebellion here. This is such a cute alternative to studded sneakers (and way way cheaper). She suggests replacing shoelaces with ribbon (use fray check or if an adult use a lighter on the ribbon ends).
DIY Easy Leather and So On Gems Bracelet Tutorial from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar here. Made from a $3 leather cuff from Hobby Lobby (available anywhere) and gem/beads from M&J (also available online or craft stores). First seen at M&J here, but their link to sew on jewels shows nothing that remotely looks like what was used for this bracelet).
DIY Free Printable for Gems and Crystals from minieco.co.uk here. I’ve seen these geometrical gem patterns printed onto polymer clay and shrink plastic jewelry, paperweights, garlands, etc…
Red Beryl, very, very expensive per-carat.
DIY Beginner Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorial. Ring mandrels are really cheap ($3.50 and up) and if you’re making rings it’s a good investment to make. I’ve also posted tutorials where bloggers use candles instead and lots of wire wrapped jewelry posts here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/wire, but I love this really detailed and clearly photographed tutorial from Lytha Studios here.