Monday, February 20, 2012

Fruits of Our Labor

Algoma Stones

Day 4 (2/20/12)
I have had this one on hold for awhile. Last fall every chance we got Eileen and I could be found picking our way along one beach or another in search of the perfect rock or rocks. It actually started with a trip to Algoma where we were captivated by every flat little stone on the beach. Each stone seemed to be better than the last. After filling up our coffee cups and pockets we were well on our way to becoming addicts. The question was, now that we have the rocks what do we do with them? Before we even got home the idea had hatched to get a drill press. Eileen decided she was going to make jewelry out of them. We also decided that we were going to keep them separated by beach to give them a special individuality. So the first batch was Algoma Stones. Soon after they were followed by Point Beach stones, Harrington Beach stones and Amsterdam Beach Stones. The first motif was obvious, they had to be stackers. From there Eileen started making earrings and singles. I can’t take credit for anything but helping to comb the beach and supporting her drill bit habit. We are hoping to possibly market them in towns around their origins to support our habit but for now they are just piling up like rabbits. If anybody is interested in supporting our drill bit habit and caring for one of these mini cairns let me know.



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  1. Nobody but an artist or a geologist could love rocks as much. Fascinating!

  2. Yes, I'll buy one. I love stacked rocks. I just picked up some cool rocks in Costa Rica. But unfortunately they could only be used for an elephant necklace.