Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

An Interesting proverb that carries many different meanings. Today I like to think of it as:
 
Those who keep moving never lack in fresh ideas or creativity.
 
 
   I took these stones out of my rock tumbler today to check and see how they were progressing.  They are in phase 2 of the grinding and polishing process. 
 
 
The directions always say to keep tumbling the stones with this particular grit until shiny. To me, they look smooth but not shiny. So back to the tumbler they must go for me to check another day ;) 
 
These close-ups for iheartMacro make me begin to wonder about the stones' actual smoothness.
 
 
Hey, they're just rocks. Its all relative... I guess.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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studio waterstone

 
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17 comments:

  1. Yes, pretty withits beautiful rounded stones.

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  2. Lisa, I have been in love with rocks since I was a little girl. When my daughter was in middle school we got her a rock tumbler and we all loved to see the results. These are so gorgeous. I hope you will show them again as they are finished/shiny. They do get shiny. I remember that the process was much longer than we had imagined.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Faye! I will be sure to bring them out again when they are finally polished ;)

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  3. I would like to see them finished also. I did try it once also but it was so noisy I gave up. Thanks for the visit.

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  4. Everything looks different when you see it close up!

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  5. I would use them just like this...but I use them au natural, right out of the river. These photos show such a beauty in them without being too polished. But~I am curious to see them really polished. It might make me break out the tumbler!

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    1. Direct from nature. How cool is that? !

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  6. My daughter collects rocks, she would love to see these.

    Hopping by from Mandarin Orange Monday.

    My Mandarin entry.
    Have a great week ahead.

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  7. Good close-ups of these beautiful stones!

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  8. I always wanted a rock tumbler growing up. Think it's too late? :)

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    1. It's never too late - as long as you want to practice patience and don't mind all the noise.

      now what does that sound like ?

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  9. Beautiful stones in beautiful colours.

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  10. lovely macros... love the shadow cast by the last stone.

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  11. Natural stones can be so beautiful, but the macro photo makes that one even more awesome!

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  12. I always loose myself my looking in those wonderful stones...the matte mintgreen one is my favorite :)

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