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jules92207

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Omg these soaps are amazing! As I minored in geology this challenge was right up my alley, but then I got that stupid cold/flu thing and have been sick almost two weeks. [emoji24]

I am loving the entries though! So much creativity in this group. [emoji173]️
 

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The results are in!

First place goes to
Midnightsoaper

Second place has a three way tie:
Szaza
Terri E
Dawni


Third place goes to:
SaltedFig

Thank you so much for participating and I hope everyone had some fun!!! All the entries were exciting to see.
 

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The results are in!

First place goes to
Midnightsoaper

Second place has a three way tie:
Szaza
Terri E
Dawni


Third place goes to:
SaltedFig

Thank you so much for participating and I hope everyone had some fun!!! All the entries were exciting to see.
Yay!! Congratulations, winners and entrants!!!
 

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Ok! My 8th soap batch is my challenge entry. It was a lot of fun, so thank you for the great idea, @newbie!

I love rocks and crystals, and own at least 100 different ones. I really like seeing how they sometimes form together in matrices, and my entry is meant to suggest large, mostly raw pieces of chrysocolle with malachite.

ETA: Reference pic
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Here it is before the cuts.
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First test stone. Oh yeah, this is gonna work! Woo hoo! :D
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Here are the other soap stones I made by cutting the loaf in a variety of ways, and hand-moulding the pieces.

I'm torn which to choose for voting: SO likes this first rounded one, and I like the second tallish piece. Or should I enter the plate with several pieces? Aaarrghhh!
Maybe you could decide on one for me, @newbie ?

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These look VERY stone-like.Bravo!
 

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Wow!
Three stones for the price of one! In my efforts to achieve a 'granite' look, I have managed to get a 'travertine' top, a 'marble' bottom, and (what i wanted in the first place) a granite centre. Am I selling it to you yet? Nah - didn't think so :)
Used Black raspberry and Vanilla scent which is DIVINE, but it caused the batter to yellow, whereas I thought it would go more of a tan and thus contribute to the colour of the granite - maybe it will in time?
To achieve the granite look I passed all the colours in succession though a colander ( messy stuff!)
Anyway, here are my granite slabs:
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Wow! I want a countertop of this beautiful granite!
 

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I have a cabochon mold, so I set out to make little decorative travel/handsoap cabochons. They aren't very practical because they're pretty tiny (only the large oval would work, the smaller ones were just using up leftover soap dough). But they're stones :D Three kinds of turquoise, pinolith, and spiderweb obsidian (the malachite was too intimidating!). All are made with soap dough & micas/AC.

Here are the inspiration photos I used...


And my small soap cabochons...
These are AWESOME !
 
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