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morticia monroe
22-04-2008, 22:52
Hey everyone it's that time.

I'm still having a blast with the tumbler, and just finished my second batch of stones. I am finding that it takes longer to tumble them than I had thought, but that could be because the stones I started with were very ragged and sharp instead of already having a little shape to them.

These stones have NOT been tumbled to round, smooth perfection. I prefer them to retain a bit of personality in their shape, I think they make better specimens this way. JMO. So they are imperfect, but beautiful.

There are about thirty of them here, I have identified petrified wood, rose quartz, agates, jaspers, tiger eye, calcite, unakite and what I believe to be bloodstone,,,also two pieces of tumbled milky quartz. The rest are anyone's guess :). I will also include a rough piece of larger quartz from the mine that I think looks better untumbled.

All in all, I'm pleased with the way they turned out and now addicted to the tumbling (my OH has challenged me to tumble the entire driveway, lol, The man thinks I've lost it. :))


There is a photo here of the stones you will receive, most are 1-3 inches across.

http://groups.msn.com/aeclecticstuff/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=67


I have the Tarot of Gemstones and Crystals, so I thought that might be a good one to use for the drawing. I have listed the Major Arcana. Choose a card, and I will draw have my son draw next tuesday for the winner. I don't mind incurring shipping, so the contest is open to anyone worldwide.

Good luck!

Fool-silex Wonderwoman

Magician-herkimer diamond Keavy McGee

High Priestess-aventurine faerylvr

Empress-emerald nanab

Emporer-purpurite silverwings94

Hierophant-diamond bluefairy

Lovers-ruby franniee

Chariot-sugilite elnor

Strength-onyx Alta

Hermit-lapis lazuli Kahlie

Wheel of fortune-alexandrite inanna_tarot

Justice-rutilated quartz RufusJ

Hanged Man-aquamarine missycab

Death-amethyst Cielo

Temperence-rose quartz AJ

Devil-snowflake obsidian Sebavin

Tower-calcite memries

Star-moldavite aaquwaa

Moon-moonstone doreen

Sun-sunstone annabubble

Judgment-ametrine afrosaxon

The World-watermelon tourmaline Chronata

Ace of Coins-dioptase Azarial

Two of Coins-chrysocolla HearthCricket

Three of Coins-rhodonite tarot4fun

Four of Coins-blue tourmaline FantasyWorld

Five of Coins-citrine celticnoodle

Six of Coins-heliotrope Debra

Seven of Coins-lepidolite wumpkie

Eight of Coins-spinel Dancing Bear

Nine of Coins-turquoise grizabella

Ten of Coins-tiger's eye MsRubyRain

Page of Coins-sodalite bodhran

Knight of Coins-platinum willowfox

Queen of Coins-agate sinduction

King of Coins-amber angelegg

Ace of Cups-rutile quartz SuzanneMoon

Two of Cups-dumortierite

Three of Cups-pink coral Marina

Four of Cups-magnetite kmartin60

Five of Cups-charoite

Six of Cups-azurite

Seven of Cups-sapphire TomTom

Eight of Cups-malachite fina

Nine of Cups-chalcedony

Ten of Cups-copper Lewen

Page of Cups-rhodochrosite

Knight of Cups-olivine

Queen of Cups-gem silica bershka

King of Cups-labradorite

RufusJ
22-04-2008, 23:19
Oooh, those are lovely!!! If I may ask, what kind of tumbler do you have? I'd love to tumble some of the stones I've found but I have no idea what kind of tumbler would be best or even if it's a lost cause to try.

rufusj

nanab
22-04-2008, 23:22
Oh, I told you I would love to have some of these. So here I am. I choose

Empress-Emerald

Beautiful work BTW.

nanab

aaquwaa
22-04-2008, 23:28
Those are beautiful. I'll pick the Star (moldavite)for my daughter
aaquwaa

morticia monroe
22-04-2008, 23:31
Rufus, the tumbler I have is called thumlers tumbler. I bought the kit that came with the machine, the barrel, two rubber rings, grit, and a few stones.

You can google it and probably find it anywhere. It's pretty heavy duty and made to run for ages. Nothing is ever a lost cause,,if you think you'd like it, you should go for it! And when you run out of your own stones, you can buy boxes of rock for tumbling as well.


P.S. Don't you want to choose a card?

Cielo
22-04-2008, 23:58
Wow, the stones look amazing, great work!!!! And how generous of you! :)

Hmm...I will choose Death, since I'm in such a stage of transition in my life right now! :):)

Keavy McGee
23-04-2008, 00:14
Hi, MM, those are gorgeous and make me want to go find some rocks and a tumbling machine!!

Thank you for the contest!!

I choose the Magician, please.

XOX

Keavy:heart:

AJ
23-04-2008, 00:16
Temperence-rose quartz please. What a lovely offer! I am hoping to go to a rock and gem show in Elma this weekend. It will be small, but it will be a lovely reminder of my folks who were rock hounds.

tumble the driveway :) good one!

edited to add: did you all see this image of Morticia's?
http://groups.msn.com/aeclecticstuff/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=65 to die for, in a good way~

doreen
23-04-2008, 00:17
Thank you so much for this,
I would like to pick the Moon for my brand spanking new grandaughter.
Love and Luck,
Doreen

franniee
23-04-2008, 00:30
OH WOW I have to get a tumbler! These are so lovely!!! Thank you for such a wonderful offer.

I would love to pick the Lovers - Ruby :)

RufusJ
23-04-2008, 00:33
Thanks for the info! And yes, I'd like to choose Justice-- Rutilated Quartz.

rufusj

bluefairy
23-04-2008, 01:18
can i have the Hierophant-diamond please

Alta
23-04-2008, 02:12
May I please have Strength-onyx?

Thank you.

Kahlie
23-04-2008, 02:20
Could I have Hermit-lapis lazuli? :heart:

I think they look lovely tumbled this way! :)

Kahlie

missycab
23-04-2008, 02:24
Oh, Kahlie, you call it before I did!! :P

So, I'll go with the hanged man, acquamarine.

Thanks Mortitia for the raffle! The stones are sooo beautiful!

faerylvr
23-04-2008, 02:29
May I have the High Priestess please...

Chronata
23-04-2008, 02:31
Oh! Absolutely luscious! :D
I hope I win! I hope I win!

Can I have the World please?

annabubble
23-04-2008, 02:32
Sun please! :D

haha until I saw this, it never occurred to me that tumbled stones had to be tumbled first. I'm so stupid sometimes...

morticia monroe
23-04-2008, 03:11
It's updated. If we fill the Majors, I'll offer pentacles (earthy).

I'm glad to know you like them. :)

inanna_tarot
23-04-2008, 03:15
Oh how lovely!!

Can i join in? I'll take Wheel of fortune-alexandrite if its still going.

:)

memries
23-04-2008, 03:19
I would like to have the Tower please Morticia. Your specimens are very beautiful and I agree with you that they have more personablity a bit rougher.

Sebavin
23-04-2008, 03:44
Oh, thank you for this contest! I love rocks!!! Crystals, gemstones, sedimentary, lol!! *note to self- gotta get a tumbler :laugh: *


If it's still available, I'll take the Devil, Morticia.

afrosaxon
23-04-2008, 04:20
Woohoo!

Judgment, please, MM...I love ametrine! It is one of the crystals I keep with my NOVT deck. ;)

T.

Elnor
23-04-2008, 05:03
Could I choose the Chariot, and sugilite please?
This is supposed to be my Chariot year, so would be appropriate!
Thanks so much for doing this, it's really kind of you.

Elnor

Wonderwoman
23-04-2008, 06:23
Okay MM, I've always worn my heart on my sleeve...heres to another one ;)
The Fool for new, bright and bold new beginnings..
;)

Ww

silverwings94
23-04-2008, 06:34
Could I have the Emperor please?
S

celticnoodle
23-04-2008, 07:14
what a lovely gesture! thank you! I'm going to take the 5 of coins, as I have someone in mind to send the citrine to!

good luck all! :)

MsRubyRain
23-04-2008, 07:37
I would love to have the ten of coins please.

~Blessings~

HearthCricket
23-04-2008, 08:22
This is amazing! Your stones have come out beautiful! I love tumbled stones and am all about the glossy rock! :D

May I pick the Two of Coins?

And please keep sharing pics of your creations!

angelegg
23-04-2008, 08:45
wow! gorgeous! if it's not taken yet, i'd like to try King of Coins/amber! :)

Grizabella
23-04-2008, 09:25
I'd like the 9 of Coins---turquoise

FantasyWorld
23-04-2008, 09:51
Ooh fun! Thanks for the raffle

4 of Coins please;)

Azarial
23-04-2008, 10:49
I pick Ace of Coins please :-)

Debra
23-04-2008, 11:00
Lovely.

May I have the six of coins?

Sinduction
23-04-2008, 11:53
Has the Queen of Coins been chosen yet? If not, could I have her please?

I love a raffle! :D

morticia monroe
23-04-2008, 11:55
Has the Queen of Coins been chosen yet? If not, could I have her please?

I love a raffle! :D



All set :)

wumpkie
24-04-2008, 06:46
Sorry for the severe lack of communication over the last week guys. The evil world of facebook captured me and wouldn't let me go....:S....

But would it be possible to have the seven of coins? As I do love lepidolite, I just get wonderful vibes from it :) (If not no worries)

tarot4fun
24-04-2008, 07:13
Morticia! How exciting~
I :love: rocks!

May I have the Three of Coins-rhodonite please~

Thank you~
:heart:

morticia monroe
24-04-2008, 07:24
updated:)

BodhiSeed
24-04-2008, 21:10
MM, could I have the Page of Coins - sodalite?
I am in awe of your tumbling skills...
(By the way, if you did tumble the driveway, I'm sure you would have the most beautiful driveway in town!)

willowfox
24-04-2008, 22:16
If there is anything left I'll take it, please.

morticia monroe
24-04-2008, 22:29
MM, could I have the Page of Coins - sodalite?
I am in awe of your tumbling skills...
(By the way, if you did tumble the driveway, I'm sure you would have the most beautiful driveway in town!)


I have featured it in my mind and wouldn't it be beautiful? Of course, then I wouldn't allow anyone to use it. :)

morticia monroe
24-04-2008, 22:33
If there is anything left I'll take it, please.


willowfox, I have assigned you the Knight of Coins :)

Wonderwoman
25-04-2008, 07:58
Hey Willowfox...You've just been Knighted by Queen Morticia Monroe! ;)

morticia monroe
25-04-2008, 08:59
Hey Willowfox...You've just been Knighted by Queen Morticia Monroe! ;)



Don't I wish......I learned long ago that I was destined to be a worker bee, and not a queen bee. Too bad, because I love the way I look in a crown, and it feels so natural...;)

Dancing Bear
25-04-2008, 13:47
oOOH !! I noticed the eight of coins still available . may i choose that one please... If i have not been pipped at the post :)


I am off to google Spinel... I have never heard of it... Very intrigueing indeed..

What a pretty gem indeed SPINEL (http://images.google.com.au/images?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GZEZ_en-GBAU262AU262&q=spinel)

fina
25-04-2008, 13:51
are there any left?

fina
25-04-2008, 22:31
eight of cups for me. I love malachite!

Thank you

SuzanneMoon
28-04-2008, 18:22
Ohh wow hun this is excellent can i please have The Ace of Cups as i need to start responding to the messages within myself. :)

kmartin60
29-04-2008, 03:03
They are SOO beautiful! I can feel the energy coming from them! Can I ahve the 4 of cups? Magnetite? Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity!
Bright Chrystal Blessings, Kim

bershka
29-04-2008, 03:30
ooohhh, I would like to get Queen of Cups - gem silica please :love:

TomTom
29-04-2008, 07:00
how lovely :)

could I have the 7 of Cups?

:heart: Christina

Saturness
29-04-2008, 10:54
Can i pick Three of Cups?

Thank you :) :love:

Lewen
29-04-2008, 20:41
How lovely and generous of you! If no one has picked ten of cups, could I pick that card, please? Thank you! :)

morticia monroe
29-04-2008, 23:00
I want to thank everyone who participated in the raffle. I had a lot of fun doing this, and will be doing it again at a later date as the rocks continue to roll,,,,,

And so without further ado, the winner is.......

Page of coins- sodalite...bodhran!

I'll get a PM to you for your address, and will have your stones in the mail tomorrow.

Congratulations!
Love,
Morticia

HearthCricket
29-04-2008, 23:41
Congrats, Bodhran!!! What a lovely collection to add to those you already have! What a treat! Enjoy your new goodies!

And thank you for this kind gesture, MM! It was lots of fun! :)

annabubble
30-04-2008, 01:18
Congratulations!

tarot4fun
30-04-2008, 01:19
Congratulations, Bodhran!!!
Thanks Morticia for the game~
:heart:

BodhiSeed
30-04-2008, 01:42
Whoa! I'm getting STONED!!! :D Well sort of... :D
I'm so surprised and and excited! I've never won anything, and it's been a long while since I bought any stones. Just wait till I tell my little mineral friends they're going to have some new members added to the family - I bet they'll be as excited as I am!
THANK YOU SO MUCH MORTICA MONROE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! You have made my day (and week )!
And many thanks to the rest of you ATers for the congrats!

silverwings94
30-04-2008, 01:45
Congratulations!!!!!!!:party:
S

memries
30-04-2008, 03:56
Hey Bodhran.. it is not that bad a day and in fact a very lucky day for you.
Congratulations and thank you for the fun raffle Morticia.

Lewen
30-04-2008, 04:02
Congratulations Bodhran!!! :party:

missycab
30-04-2008, 04:32
Congratulations Bodhran!!! :D

And thank for the game, MM!!!

bluefairy
30-04-2008, 04:57
Congratulations Bodhran have fun with the stones...lol

RufusJ
30-04-2008, 05:23
Congrats, Bodhran, and thanks MM for the game!

rufus

wumpkie
30-04-2008, 08:11
Congrats to yoooooooooou!

Debra
30-04-2008, 09:03
Lovely! Congrats, and thanks MM!

fina
30-04-2008, 10:16
Congrats! So jealous ;)

MsRubyRain
30-04-2008, 10:17
Congratulations Bodhran!

Thank you very much Mortica for sharing your stones and having such a fun raffle! You have inspired me. I am going to start saving up to get my own tumbler. Your enthusiasm has really resparked my love for crystals and stones.

Who knows maybe I can come help you with your driveway! (grin)

~Blessings~

afrosaxon
30-04-2008, 13:22
Yay Bodhran!

Enjoy your new stones.

T.

Sinduction
30-04-2008, 13:23
Congratulations Bodhran! :D

And thank for the raffle MM!

Alta
30-04-2008, 22:42
Congratulations Bodhran! :D

And thank for the raffle MM!Indeed!

Lovely that you got the packet bodran and am sure you will be very pleased.

morticia, that was charming and generous of you!!!

Alta

TomTom
30-04-2008, 23:56
Thank you, morticia, for being so generous. So nice.

Brodhran, you lucky girl you :) enjoy :party:

:heart: TomTom

Sebavin
02-05-2008, 05:13
I've been away for a couple days (internet problems :rolleyes:) but I wanted to stop in and say congrats, Bodhran! And thank you, MM, for a wonderful contest :).

nanab
03-05-2008, 19:33
Congratulations Bohdran for winning all those pretty stones!!!!

Thank you MM for a great game. Very generous of you.

celticnoodle
05-05-2008, 07:16
wow! congratulations Bohdran on your win! Enjoy them! :thumbsup:

MM--many thanks for such a lovely gesture!

SuzanneMoon
05-05-2008, 10:31
Congratulations hun :D

BodhiSeed
07-05-2008, 01:48
Mortica Monroe's lovely stones have reached my home, and are now nestled in a bowl on my dining room table in front of a mother earth statue. The message in the bowl reads: "Peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, peace in our world."
Thank you MM for these wonderful stones!
http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u211/kawaii_equals_disney/?action=view&current=rocks.jpg

nanab
07-05-2008, 02:07
How beautiful Bodhran, those were meant for you.

morticia monroe
07-05-2008, 04:41
Wow! They look waaay better in your house than they did in mine. heehee.

I'm glad they found their way home. :)

HearthCricket
07-05-2008, 06:09
Those are beautiful! I am sure they are enjoying their new home!!

celticnoodle
07-05-2008, 10:24
beautiful, bodhran!