AlchemyStones

Alchemy Stones

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Announcement    Alchemy Stones represent the Intersection of Nature, Sacred Geometry, Mysticism, Art and metaphysics. Each Alchemy Stone is hand painted and a number of them come with a custom made "treasure bag." Alchemy stones are not only beautiful works of art, they can also be powerful personal talismans, "good luck stones" or tools used by Lightworkers, Metaphysicans and other Mystic Healers in a variety of transformative restoration modalities.

Alchemy Stones are meant to be touched, held and kept close by, so each stone is first chosen specifically for how it feels in your hand. The colorful intricate patterns have their roots partially in Sacred Geometry, and partially in the ancient designs of Viking, Norse and other tribal traditions. Once painted, the stones are signed, numbered and then given a durable clear coating to keep the painted design protected and fresh for generations. When you receive your Alchemy Stone, you'll also receive a small brochure with the story of Alchemy Stones, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

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Alchemy Stones represent the Intersection of Nature, Sacred Geometry, Mysticism, Art and metaphysics. Each Alchemy Stone is hand painted and a number of them come with a custom made "treasure bag." Alchemy stones are not only beautiful works of art, they can also be powerful personal talismans, "good luck stones" or tools used by Lightworkers, Metaphysicans and other Mystic Healers in a variety of transformative restoration modalities.

Alchemy Stones are meant to be touched, held and kept close by, so each stone is first chosen specifically for how it feels in your hand. The colorful intricate patterns have their roots partially in Sacred Geometry, and partially in the ancient designs of Viking, Norse and other tribal traditions. Once painted, the stones are signed, numbered and then given a durable clear coating to keep the painted design protected and fresh for generations. When you receive your Alchemy Stone, you'll also receive a small brochure with the story of Alchemy Stones, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

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About AlchemyStones

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Where Nature, Sacred Geometry, Mysticism and Art Intersect

I started drawing geometric designs when I was very small, maybe five or six years old. I would see stars, snowflakes and other natural patterns inside my head... and would then try to draw them, coloring in the squares on graph paper. It was not long before my mother accumulated a substantial collection of bookmarks!

As I grew older, the patterns grew more complex. I was maybe nine or ten when my first crude attempts at free-hand geometric patterns saw the light of day. By the time I was thirteen, they had become fairly intricate. In part inspired by the Spirograph-- my favorite toy--I would draw them on paper with the finest point black marker I could get my hands on, and then give them to friends and family.

For the next 30+ years, I would add small versions of these intricate designs to greeting cards, envelopes and letters... and sometimes they have just "appeared," during quiet moments.

I have also collected rocks since I was little. Although the visual appeal of a rock does matter to me, my "relationship" with them is primarily kinesthetic... if the rock doesn't "feel" right in my hand I rarely keep it.

One day-- inspired in part by seeing some 1200-year old Viking designs on rocks-- it felt like the most natural thing in the world would be to add one of these patterns to a rock, so I tried to do so. The result was... well... "interesting," but not very appealing. My wife Sarah-- also a rock lover-- encouraged me to continue, and my first "serious" attempts became an anniversary present for her.

Many experiments followed, and the process has evolved from a rough pencil drawing to using "sharpie" permanent markers to using only black paint on pale rocks to the final colorful "versions" of today, which use permanent ceramic paint for the patterns, protected by many layers of a hard clear coat for protection.

The rocks have to "show" me where the pattern goes. For a myriad reasons, most rocks do not lend themselves to having a design added: The surface texture is wrong, the color is wrong, the surface is uneven, the shape is wrong, the size is wrong. I will often start decorating a rock because I think I see what to do-- but then it turns out I really don't.

After the stones have been painted, then signed and given a clear protective finish, Sarah will sometimes make a custom Treasure Bag for special stones, and some stone SETS. Many of the Treasure Bags-- which are small works of textile art, in their own right-- are made with material from Sarah's extensive collection of vintage fabric. No two bags are ever exactly the same; each one is created specifically for the stone it protects.

Sarah and I have both been beach combers and rock collectors since childhood. We are also active in the healing and metaphysics field, and have come to appreciate the power of stones-- especially decorated stones-- as personal talismans and power objects. For more extensive information, please visit the Alchemy Stone web site.

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  • Peter

    Owner, Maker, Stone Painter & Alchemist

    I have been fascinated by patterns since I was a wee child. I've also been a beach comber and rock collector for as long as I can remember.

  • Sarah

    Maker, Designer, Metaphysician, Textile Wizard

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022

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Payment

We accept payment via PayPal (e-check, PayPal transfers and major credit cards) as well as by check and money orders. Personal checks are welcome (USA ONLY), but please allow a couple of extra days for bank clearance.

If you're paying by mail, we kindly ask that you get your remittance in within 10 days of the time you order. We understand and appreciate that life sometimes gets busy, and "things come up," and can certainly work on exceptions in certain circumstances.

Buyers living outside the USA are kindly requested to use PayPal for payments, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Shipping

The majority of packages are shipped via first class mail. This is generally the least expensive-- and fastest-- way to ship fairly weight items, and most Alchemy Stones weigh under 12 ounces, including packaging. Larger and heavier packages will be shipped via Parcel Post or Priority Mail. ALL shipments to US addresses include tracking.

The first item you purchase is charged shipping at regular price, each subsequent item purchased is shipped at a reduced rate.

Please do not ask for "expedited" shipping. We live "at the end of the world" and our post office is closed on Saturdays, AND even Express Mail and Federal Express do NOT get to most places overnight... seems it always takes "one day longer" for things to get where they need to go.

International shipments will be sent via airmail parcel. NOTE: RECIPIENT IS 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL SALES TAXES, VAT, CUSTOMS DUTIES AND OTHER IMPORT FEES IMPOSED BY THEIR COUNTRY! WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING DELAYS DUE TO CUSTOMS PROCESSING IN YOUR COUNTRY!

Additional policies and FAQs

Each stone is unique and created from scratch. No two are exactly alike. In order to maintain this uniqueness, we do not accept requests to make stones "just like" a previous one you may have seen in the shop.

We will ATTEMPT to honor special requests along the lines of "8 similar medium sized stones with green and white patterns" as best we can, but please allow 6-8 weeks for such orders. You'd be surprised just HOW difficult it can be to find 8 similar sized and shaped and colored rocks that are all smooth enough to paint!