Lone Mine Cut Glass Gems

by Grace Bonney

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 . . .

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