Tuesday Tidbits #68

Living here in Arizona is wonderful but it’s not just all about the beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and that big blue sky! It’s also a place where we can hunt for amazing rocks, minerals and gemstones! Arizona is a haven for all of those.

Here we are exploring but also hunting for the best specimen!

Many of the rocks we find… sweet man will cut, polish and tumble. We also go to Rock and Gem Shows and buy some that we display in our home. I like to purchase colorful ones that I bring home and Wire Wrap them into pendants.

Here are just a few that I have made into pendants.
Petrified Wood on the left and Agate on the right.
The Labradorite on the left is one of my favorite minerals!

The wire wrapping I do is called the Cage Method. It’s simple and I can complete this wrap quickly. I enjoy adding them to my wardrobe.

Do you collect rocks? Or know anyone that does? Have you tried wire wrapping? I would love to know.

Thanks for visiting!

39 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #68

  1. Nancy, the pendants are gorgeous. I am sorry to say I have never collected rocks. Your collection is stunning. I was so glad to see your post, I was wondering about you this morning my friend!

    1. Thanks for thinking of me. We had guests staying with us and just could not work on my blog until Tuesday morning. Then the rain along with no sun made for horrible lighting when taking photographs. Better late then never, right?
      Happy Wednesday to you and enjoy the rest of your week! And thank you again for your sweet concern for me! Hugs! Or should I say elbow bumps!

  2. Holy Wow Nancy, look at all that treasure you found, the stones are beautiful and the way you wrapped them to turn them into pendants is stunning! Do you ever participate in local art shows or sales, because these would be perfect…How much fun to find such wonderful stones right in your own back yard, and the way your husband polishes them…WOW! ❤️
    Jenna

    1. I’m so happy that you saw these my creative friend! I have not participated in any art shows… Yet!
      I make them and enjoy giving them as gifts.
      I’m also learning a new technique but it involves gluing and that’s not my thing.
      This method is fun and relaxing!
      Thank you for the love! Happy week to you!

  3. Wow!!! These are just gorgeous, Nancy! the way you make them into pendants is too cool. You really could sell them as another commenter suggested! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! 🙂

  4. What a fun and productive hobby! These are all gorgeous! I think I have a rock tumbler (somewhere) – I’ll have to hunt for a cool looking stone, polish it up and try the wrapping method. What a fun, NEW thing to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. They are so beautiful! Great idea having them in wire wrapping, they look so exclusive! I am into stone but mostly for bracelets. I have black onyx stones, jasper stones and opal. I would love to know more about rocks, the ones you have are stunningly beautiful.

    1. Oh Indah it’s so good to hear from you! I am so sorry your Australian trip got canceled.

      We love Rocks! You should see our yard! Happy day to you!

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