Monday, July 27, 2009

Dyed Gemstones!

After lots and lots of trial and error (so much so the launch of this collection had to be pushed back to the end of the month!) the gems are dyed, polished and lacquered.

I dyed, magnesite, howlite, shell and coral, with coral and magnesite being the most successful in terms of colour.

It's a messy, multi level process which left my kitchen somewhat skanky for about a week, but overall I was pleased with the results. (p.s don't stupidly wear white clothes and wear gloves if you ever dye anything)

The colours are not quite as bright as I had initially hoped for, but I like they're very very pretty nonetheless. In fact I've fallen in love with them a little bit!

See them in some new creations at the end of the month in store! Each piece made with them will be a one of kind dues to the nature of dyeing gems!


Renee[Q][C] said...

Fun! Can't wait to see them in your shop!

Amie McCracken said...

They look like stone lollipops!

Pretty Things said...

(Hey, if you ever need certain colors, send me a shout -- I have more beads than most bead stores! Seriously, feel free!)