These fascinating stones collected me for this part of their long lifespan.
The first one that found me was this polished chunk of lapis lazuli.
It’s the perfect size to hold in your hand – very smooth and cool.
I think of this stone as a view of Earth from space – ocean, clouds, and islands:
Later, this Owyhee Picture Jasper came along.
I originally intended to turn it into a wire-wrapped pendant – but I couldn’t bear to put wire over any of its gorgeous natural picture of canyonlands and cloudy gray sky:
And finally, this Staurolite (also known as “fairy stone”) found me on a vacation stopover in Fairy Stone State Park in southern Virginia.
This type of stone often occurs naturally in the cross-shaped twinned crystal structure that my stone has:
What stones have collected you
on their journey through time?