tweetkids colourshop: olivine, cobalt blue and rose alabaster

soapstones

Making beautiful stones, and learning about new colours and light.

Let’s get geological with soap!

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Here you can see the primary material, small blocks of coloured transparent soap. We carved, shaped and sculpted the little blocks to make some shiny gemstones: olivine, lime, citrine, ruby, cobalt blue, rose alabaster.

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The soft soap is easy to cut and a nice precious stone effect can be made by carefully slicing corners of the original piece. Here we are with eating knives cutting the soap.

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Once each piece has been carved to make a faceted surface, it glows and sparkles just like a real gemstone when held up to the light.

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Here are some of our best creations:

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We were so proud of our rare and precious new minerals, we made boxes for them to be given as bathroom gifts! Here is Viola’s cobalt blue and lime box.

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And here are the most beautiful leftovers we have ever seen. The shavings from our handy work are just as enchanting as the jewels themselves.

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A fantastic workshop and lots of precious fun with Francesca, Ludovico, Viola, Matteo and Viola.

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