Monday, June 8, 2020

Rockhounding for Kaleidoscopes

I have a rock tumbler (Harbor Freight, in case you want to get one), which is a great way to get into working with rocks one collects while hiking, camping, or enjoying the outdoors. These rocks just came out of my latest tumbled batch: some agate, petrified wood, and other colorful stones.

Some of the smallest pieces are translucent and colorful. Having received a book about making kaleidoscopes for Christmas, I thought those small, glassy, colorful fragments might be a nice addition to the object compartment in my kaleidoscope. Here are a few images through the kaleidoscope.  All of them show rocks I collected along with beads and other items which add interest.

No comments: