my fascination with 70′s-era-pyrite (fools-gold) harkens back to 6th grade earth science, and a dog-eared page of shiny gold minerals in my textbook. cut to today, and a ziplock of pyrite rocks from a local gem show
- wire cuff (mine is from an antique store)
- 15-20 pcs (1/2″-1″) pyrite
- aleenes jewel-it glue (the best)
- a few toothpicks, and paper plates for glue
begin by placing 1-3 rocks, starting with your larger (and favorite) stones in the center, working towards smaller at the ends. arrange to fit like a puzzle. glue the back and sides, and allow to dry overnight. repeat. i leaned mine against a basket to dry, standing up. mine took about 5 nights total, with a few stones placed each night.
ring is vintage; nailpolish is BLEACHBLACK dickweed (coming soon!)