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The Kit Arrived!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 28, 2015, 1:42 AM


Yay!! I got the kit in the mail today!! :dance:

I quickly opened it up and here is what I got...

I received a face mask, a carving knife, two 
rasps (files), a small bottle of polishing oil, 
three small squares of sandpaper, and three 
3.5 x 2 x 1 inch stone blocks: two soapstone 
blocks (a light green and a grayish-brown) 
and one white alabaster. 

The manufacturer's packaging of this kit was 
lacking, in the sense that nothing inside the box 
was secured...everything just shifting loosely 
around in the box. (The smaller items, i.e. tools, etc., 
were at least in a separate plastic bag.)
The stones were loose and had probably been 
bumping and scraping against each other for who 
knows how long, as there was rock dust powdered all
over everything in the box...and one stone (the brown 
soapstone) was broken mostly in half, length-wise,
dividing the block into, basically, two half-inch halves.
(Had it been broken cross-wise, across the width, it 
wouldn't have been as bad, because the thickness would 
have still been there.)

I had originally planned to try and carve an animal 
from the brown block, but now I will have to re-think 
what to make of it. I'm considering perhaps creating
jewelry pendants out of it. Not sure yet what to make 
the other two blocks into. One might look nice as a
business card holder.

All in all, I'm glad I got the kit and have been watching 
enough YouTube videos that I think I somewhat know 
what to do. Just hope the stones aren't so brittle
that they break even further.

Oh! And it *did* come with an instruction sheet (if you
can call it that). A piece of typing paper folded in half...
upon which the most meager of directions were written.
Had I not already watched a good number of "How-To"
videos on YouTube concerning stone carving, I would
have been totally lost.

But, regardless...my stone is here and I am thrilled!! :excited: 



  • Mood: Joy

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Rhonda
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Polymer Clay Artist and Sculptor; Pencil Portrait Artist; Singer/Musician

Stats: 52 years old, self-taught artist, mother of two.

Although I began my artistic journey mainly working with graphite pencils, drawing portraits of both people and animals, I have now branched out into creating sculptures with polymer clay. I find that I love the tactile feel of the clay and am amazed what can be created with it.

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Current Residence: Oklahoma USA

Personal Quotes:

Our first teacher is our own heart. --- Cheyenne

God gives us each a song! --- Ute

When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard. --- Lakota
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Thanks for the favorite on my raccoon piece :D
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thanks for the fave
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Thanks again! :3
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Thank you for more Favorites!
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You're welcome! :hug:
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Thanks for the fav!
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MadunTwoSwords Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there.

You know what I'd really love to carve/ sculpt properly? This. Photos taken at the Walker gallery in Liverpool.

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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, my, yes! I'd love to be able to carve that well!! :nod:
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HoshinoDestiny Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for all the favs :love:
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You're welcome! :hug:
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many thanks by SheilaBrinson
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding one of my stone pieces to your favourites.
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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illustrisdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Rhonda, thank you so much for the fave of my suncatcher / candle holder. It always means a lot! Hug 
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It s beautiful!! :love:
I thought it was just a pretty photo you had taken,
but then I realized you had actually *made* it, and
I was blown away!! :hug:
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Yes I made it, thank you for your sweet comment! :) (Smile) Hug 
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Thank you for adding my little Rainbow Dash Ponygriff to the collection! HugGilda :rainbowdash: 
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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