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If anyone wants help me identify the stone in the pendant please feel
free! I bought a mixed bag of cabochons and their names weren't
listed, not seen this one before.
6th Sep 2009, 14:11   | tags:

Viv says:

full of grass ?

6th Sep 2009, 15:03

bethmadethis says:

don't think it's grass it looks metallic

6th Sep 2009, 17:26

bethmadethis says:

or like mica or something

6th Sep 2009, 17:26

bethmadethis says:

it's rutilated quartz

6th Sep 2009, 20:30

bronxelf says:

Beat me to it. :) Yes. Rutilated quartz. Lovely, too.

6th Sep 2009, 23:49

Euphro says:

Beautiful pendant. Rutile is Titanium Dioxide, as you probably know. The needles in quartz (described as acicular) are also known as "fléches d'amour". Rutile is commonly used in white paint and in sunblock because of its UV-absorbing properties :)

7th Sep 2009, 00:08

swamprose says:

I NEED, HAVE TO HAVE, the pendant. I use (and so does factotum) rutile all the time as a glaze makes things break into the softest browns and blues. never seen it in this form...I have a jar full of it, all ground down.....did you sell it? this is a ceramics emergency...

7th Sep 2009, 00:17

beth says:

aw I knew you'd know mr euphro! I could have made an educated guess you'd know too.. I think it's on my top ten now of stones. lovely it is. thanks for the extra info - i did read the wiki after i correctly identified it!

7th Sep 2009, 00:17

beth says:

you're in luck I didn't sell it! despite two people saying they'd come back for it. I guess it didn't help that I couldn't identify the rock. I totally would have done if I had had -any- time before the stall that wasn't dedicated to making, polishing, giving myself a claw hand and moblogging.

7th Sep 2009, 00:21

beth says:

so would this have rutile in it?

7th Sep 2009, 00:23

swamprose says:

not sure. hmm. maybe. it's a popular oxide. wouldn't that be great?

7th Sep 2009, 00:33

swamprose says:


7th Sep 2009, 00:34

beth says:


7th Sep 2009, 00:35

swamprose says:

I am bigtime pleased. wwwwwwwohhhhhhhhooooooooooooo.

henh. can hardly wait to sport it with potters around, and casually say, hey, you know your rutile, well it can come like this!!!!!!

7th Sep 2009, 00:46

Viv says:


7th Sep 2009, 01:53

beth says:

I'm going to ban you from smiling on my blog! every comment email i get is a blinkin smile!!

7th Sep 2009, 02:01

swamprose says:

uh oh, a mom ban.

A MOM smile ban.

is there a moblog policy on this? well, let's just start up another post so we can debate it. I have strong feelings about moms smiling that have to be said.

thank god my boys think moblog is nuts.

7th Sep 2009, 02:08

Viv says:

they could have something there

7th Sep 2009, 02:11

beth says:

well swamprose, when you put it like that it doesn't seem so bad to smile. : )

7th Sep 2009, 02:22

swamprose says:

:) :))))) : )

maybe, sometimes, that's the quietest nicest thing a mom can say.

7th Sep 2009, 02:34

paintist says:


7th Sep 2009, 07:56

beth says:

mums in force. i forgot i was outnumbered

7th Sep 2009, 16:34

swamprose says:

we are all powerful. could you post your etsy on your sidebar? christmas is coming..

9th Sep 2009, 01:01

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