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Thursday, January 10, 2019


Agates have stolen my this Christmas I decided to gift some agate coasters to my daughter.  You can find these online; shop around since you'll find a wide range of prices, sizes, colors and quality out there.

I knew that I wanted to add a gold rim as a finishing touch and despite the fact you can find them out there with the finished rim,  I opted to DIY.  After all, I had several gold paint pens from another project and they would work just great.
When you shop around be sure to find the size that would work well for a coaster.  The 3-4" variety work really well.  Be aware since these are natural stones, they will be uniquely different.   To me that's what gives them so much character. 

As for adding the gold rim, there are several varieties of gold paint pens out there.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  I held the agate at the center of the stone, between my forefinger and thumb and spun the stone around slowly as I painted it.  Super easy! 

The color scheme is perfect for her house since her accent colors are navy and gold.  They look so pretty!

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