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Natural Stone Pendants aka Geeky Geologist Pendants :)

About this design:

I recently went to a rock and mineral show and was able to get these wonderful amethyst, citrine, and kyanite crystals. For the quartz points I wanted to make simple and modified wire 'cages.' For all the pendants I wanted to keep them simple to allow the inherit beauty of the mineral to be displayed.


The first pendant is greenish kyanite with copper wire and can be worn either way, both sides are shown in the photos. The second pendant is an amethyst point. It has a handmade brass cage and accented by light blue crystals. It has an interesting cage design. The third pendant is a citrine point. It is in a loose and 'sloppy' copper cage. All of the minerals are natural minerals. The pendants are on hand crocheted ladder ribbon 'chains' that were chosen to enhance the colors of the minerals.

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    O.P…these are great! I literally gasped,when I zoomed on the Kyanite crystal ! It has wonderful energy,as do all the pieces. You did a really nice job,with the little crystals highlighting the Amethyst.The ribbons chains look wonderful!

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Nice….I love how you let the beauty of the natural stones shine!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks, Nancy!

    The mineral samples certainly are really nice specimens. Rock and mineral shows, particularly local ones like I went to, usually have really, really, beautiful samples, since most of the time mineral collectors, rockhounds, or geologists are there to look…trust me I was like a kid in the candy store! :)

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks KatsAllThat!

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    O.P.. I also love the way the Citrine has so much icy look,then blends into the yellow and brown.Perfect with copper.
    Yummy yum!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks, Nancy!

    The icy look that you observe is part of the crystal formation of quartz–though it’s not always as visible as it is here. I loved the rich colors of the citrine. It always amazes me how beautiful natural crystals are…then again I’ve collected and studied them for years, so I maybe just a wee bit biased. lol ;)

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous stones. Love the way you have “caged” them. :)

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks, LRC!

    I have some smaller store bought copper spring-like cage beads, and I saw some larger cages at the show, so I thought I’d put my own spin on them since both of those have more spiral ‘spokes’ and I wanted to maximize the exposure of the stones.

  9. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:


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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks, FaeryGoth Chick!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Oooh, these are gorgeous specimens – and I love the freeflowing way you wrapped them, really showing off the stones. Fabulous, OP!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks Sue! I really did want the minerals to be the stars, they just needed a little ‘support’ to be displayed properly. ;)

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Great designs! :D

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks Sunny Chick!

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