Friday, April 24, 2015

Specimens: A Crystalized Assemblage

Specimen jar

Experiments in crystallization continue with the Specimen Jar, an assemblage of stitched leaves, mussel and scallop shells and a few feathers, all crystallized and arranged in a jar, the leaves floating in mid-air with the aid of a little magician's thread. For techniques and how-to's, delve back through the category titled "Crystallization" on this blog.

Crystallized feather


Spiral stitched leaf

Spine and border stitched leaf

Spiral leaf no. 2

Rib-stitched leaf

Shells and feathers

Jar interior

Jar interior


  1. Hi!

    Do you have to use glass or porcelain to submerge your object(s), or can you use a plastic/metal piece to submerge larger objects?

  2. Hmmm. I have always used glass or ceramics, but your question sent me on a google search. It appears that some people have used plastic, and it seems to work. I don’t know about metal, but I say go ahead and experiment. Why not? Good luck to you.

    1. Yes you can use pots and pans. Just make sure you only use them for crystalizing after you do.


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