Monday, July 29, 2013

Pre-Cambrian Rock Inspirations at Elephant Rocks State Park

My next project was inspired by a recent visit to Farmington, Missouri. Elephant Rocks, located in Ironton County, is loaded with rich mineral deposits and rock formations. Large deposits of pink granite, dating back to the Pre-Cambrian era, were discovered in the St. Francois Mountains.

During the 1800's, miners took over this area of the midwest. Today, visitors can hike several trails at Elephant State Park. On your way to the top of the trail, you will notice many different rock impressions. Many of the miners carved their initials into the rocks, leaving a historical imprint forever.

Blue Moon Beads has a great new line called the Stone Age Collection. I used four carved leaf pendants and a stone centerpiece, along with a handful of other rustic beads to create this jewelry set. The triple strand bracelet is made with a mix of seed and round beads.

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