Lone Mine Cut Glass Gems

Growing up, one of my favorite candies was Astro Pops. Not only were they sugary and delicious, but they also looked like colorful glass cones — almost too pretty to eat. Almost. When I first saw these Lone Mine cut-glass gems from Tracy Bull (her first business is the popular Happy Owl Glassworks), they reminded me of Astro Pops. I love the way Tracy has created these colorful faceted gemstones using vibrant blue, orange, pink and green glass. Each tiny 1/2″ gem is ground by hand until a high-polish finish is achieved. They feel like tiny sculptures to me. I’d love to fill a bowl with them on a tabletop and let the light catch them throughout the day. Whether you want to wear or display them, you can check out the full series (they’re all one of a kind) and shop online right here. Prices range from $64 to $102 each. xo, grace

More Lone Mine gems after the jump . . .

  1. Sarah says:

    That first image of the pink/green stone naturally occurs in the gemstone tourmaline. It’s called watermelon tourmaline. https://www.google.com/search?q=watermelon+tourmaline&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=3kGqULWMOZKy0QGJr4HAAw&sqi=2&ved=0CAQQ_AUoAA&biw=1602&bih=1177

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      woah! that’s awesome- thanks for the link :)


  2. Mmm – these look like beautiful pieces of wearable candy!

  3. Wow, those are so pretty! Makes me wanna chew on them, lol. Look like homemade candy :D


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