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Crystals as gifts?

Post by Lanstar Zero » Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:47 pm

I just bought 50 each of small clear quartz, amythest and citrine. Would these make suitable gifts? Actually, that's what I'm giving, so they'll have to be suitable!

What I'm asking is, do you think people will hold on to them as they are fairly small?

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Post by robbidobbs » Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:11 pm

Sounds like they'd become moop quick if not put into someplace "bigger".

I realize it's a late date, but if you could make some of them into necklaces, I have one made from fishing leader and tiny beads, they would make outstanding gifts. Necklaces are very big on the Playa.

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Post by Lanstar Zero » Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:15 pm

Thanks

Yeah.... after I bought them I realized that they might be hard to hold on to.
These crystals don't have holes in them, so I'm not sure how I could do necklaces.

Maybe I could do rings .. what is that stuff that's similar to clay but colored and dries better?

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Post by AntiM » Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:20 pm

Fimo or Sculpty, you bake it in a low heat oven.

You could also wire wrap the crystals with colored craft wire; I make pendants and it is really easy once you get a few going.

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Post by robotland » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:01 am

or glue them to jewelry fittings with GOOP.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:52 am

I;m a sucker for amethyst, but keep me away from that pachuli scented clear quartz. Go to your local chain bookstore and look at the beading magazines if you want more explicit instructions on how to wrap, etc. Or I'm sure you can find on line...
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Post by Lanstar Zero » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:31 pm

I honestly don't have time. I fly out to SF Tuesday. I'll have to do shoulder massages as a gift or something.. :? :)

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:22 am

Wire wrapping materials can be brought with you. You can sit with people talk and work. But you don't have to, just sayin'.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:25 am

Find me and I'll gift you a small spool of wire and a couple tools.

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Post by Nightterror » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:45 am

I premake about a dozen copper wire pendants and then make about another hundred sitting in my camp having great conversations with anyone who will stop by.

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