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@Mobjack Bay the swirl looks like a drop swirl with a hanger pulled horizontally through it. I'm not always too good at figuring these things out, though, so I could be way wrong. @TashaBird Again, I could be wrong but I think the stamp was probably dipped in gold mica. It just takes a very thin coating, and may have been applied to the stamp with a brush.

Just my guesses though.
 

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I’ve been through all 140 pages of this thread over the last couple of weeks. Sure, there are platforms like IG now where we can browse soap to our heart’s content, but this thread is a bit different because it‘s building up a record of diverse soaps and soap making over time. A tip of the spatula to @newbie who started the thread and shared an impressive array of photos from her collection and to @CaraBou and @Dawni who have also been major contributors. Let’s keep it up folks!

Here are a few soaps that caught my eye recently.

I think this top, the layering and the color scheme are all interesting.
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There aren’t many soaps posted in this thread that are obviously made with natural colorants, so here are a few that I like.

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and this one in honor of this month’s challenge
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So glad you bumped this! I've been looking through it all morning - some amazing stuff in here!
 

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I’ve been looking for inspiration for using discoloring FOs without resorting to vanilla color stabilizer.

I’m sure this one has been posted before, but it’s worth looking at more than once If you’re looking for dark soap inspiration.

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such an interesting top

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I have a rock that looks like this

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Great use of the honey comb effect and honey!

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TD helping to thicken up the white?

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Great use of a little color to make a tan soap pop.

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Taking a more minimalistic approach works, too.

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There appears to be a halo or shadow line above the dark soap. I’ve seen a similar effect in a soap made by @dibbles for one of the challenges. Photo from Pinterest.

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I read recently that dissolving natural wool in the lye makes for a luxurious soap, perhaps due to the lanolin in the wool. I pulled this Auntie Clara soap photo off Pinterest.

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bold statement top

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You know I'm getting ready to raid the chocolate candy bowl, right??
This is one that caught my eye today and is almost exactly what I had pictured in my mind for a future soap.
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I love this one. I‘m imagining a coastline in some far off place I’ve never visited. Do you know who made it?
 

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Love, Love, Love Your Soap! Great Job! Blessings!
SoapLover1 - although I did inadvertently post one of my own soaps further up in the thread, I subsequently came to learn that this thread was created as a place for us to share the soaps of others, usually non-member makers. The Photo Gallery is a good place for members of SMF to share their soaps. That beautiful Earth Day soap was shared by the maker on Instagram.
 

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