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HoleStone 06 by DonSimpson HoleStone 06 by DonSimpson
Pendant carved from a dark gray stream pebble. 2 inches wide, 5/8 inch thick. Front and back views.

Twelve holes (11 in front, 1 in back) connect to a complexly-shaped central chamber hollowed out through the holes. The top holes, front and back, are for a pendant cord.
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
can this be done to crystals?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Certainly. I've worked with quartz crystals, and they are quite hard, so drilling holes and hollowing is very slow; but it's possible.
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
What size is workable?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Unless I bought some special (expensive) tools, About an inch thick.
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
...it would be intriguing to me to see what you would see in it...
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Hmmm.

And did you have anything particular in mind?
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
I thought it might be a slick way to hang a crystal like for a necklace or on a chain for a pendulum. I'm also curious what you would create from your vision.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
I actually did a pendulum by boring six holes through the sides of the non-pointy end of a quartz crystal (so they all met inside), threading heavy silk cords through the holes, and braiding the cords into a larger cord. The edges of the holes were rounded so as not to rub the cord. It turned out quite well.

I haven't had any ideas on that theme yet. I suppose one could "sew" a crystal onto something with silver wire, but there ought to be something more interesting. I'll see what comes to me.
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Gufihtar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
It looks very therapeutic. I think if I had one I couldn't stop touching it. I'd just keep turning it in my hands untill it were no more or the cord would be thin and worn. It looks very nice and organic. :)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
I try to have a strong tactile effect in my pieces, so they will be as good to hold as to look at, but I don't know how much of that transmits through the visible appearance. Likewise, the organic quality is important in a lot of what I do, in the shape and texture.
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