<- this one!
It's true! Within (hopefully) a few days I will have a brand new kiln that will open up new worlds for me. With it I can fire more types of metal clay, I can make larger objects, hollow objects, I can enamel, fuse glass, and even make small ceramics things! Had it been any cheaper, I would have bought it a long time ago. On the other hand, it's an investment, right? That is always a good thing to say when you really want to buy something. And that is exactly my reasoning when I indulge in the most costly sin I currently have: stone buying. I figure, can't go wrong with stones, right? They don't lose value, they last forever. The only risk there is is that I accumulate so many that I will either forget about half of them or never find them in my badly organized piles and boxes of stones.
See, that looks nice! The shameful part is that this is not nearly my entire collection. Ahem.
I put myself on a stone diet that lasted from the middle of June to the beginning of September. During that time I did very well, but afterwards I was right back where I started. Sometimes I feel like an addict!
Here are some of my more recent purchases:
|Lovely lavender burro creek jasper from|
Etsy seller CabochonDesigner
|Pink and green drusy cabochon from|
Etsy seller StoneTemple
|A wonderful gold calico lace cabochon from|
Etsy seller cabbingrough
Aren't they great? Now I'll just have to make something with them and the multiple other beauties I have lying around..