upnorthstones

Beach Stones, Petoskey Stones, Fossils and Leland Blue

Charlevoix, Michigan · 2557 Sales

upnorthstones

Beach Stones, Petoskey Stones, Fossils and Leland Blue

Charlevoix, Michigan 2557 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Kelly Morgan

Kelly Morgan on Dec 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love this! So awesome and meaningful!

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Petoskey Stones, Leland Blue, Beach Stones, and Fossils Expertly drilled, oftentimes polished, other times natural

Stones and glass are skillfully drilled and whether in their natural form, polished only by the action of the water and sand; or sliced, shaped and hand polished; each stone or piece of glass is unique and offers a piece of Michigan history.

Each stone is handcrafted with care. Polished stones are machine tumbled for a short time, and then polished by hand and have a slightly glossy, permanent finish. I use many hand tools including a Dremel, Flex Shaft, Drill Press (which only holds the drill still) and a lapidary unit with a grinder and sander. These tools allow me to drill, shape and polish stones and in no way take away from their handcrafted nature.

Natural stones are enhanced with mineral oil to darken the fossil patterns. These stones will occasionally need to be retreated with oil or lotion Most hold their color for weeks.

I started crafting jewelry about ten years ago. Once I learned that holes could be drilled into stones, I was mesmerized. Incorporating them into handcrafted jewelry was obviously the next step.

My husband has been by my side the entire time encouraging and teaching tool skills; laughing with me at my mistakes, and strolling the beach for hours on end in search of perfect treasures.

So whether you are searching for jewelry supplies, or stone jewelry products, I hope you enjoy strolling through upnorthstones.

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