I Dream of Druzy
What is a Druzy?
The fashion world is abuzz with glittery, glamorous and oh-so-feminine druzy jewelry. More popular than ever, druzy stones offer a three-dimensional, visual contrast of raw texture with the soft sparkle of tiny crystals, creating a sugar-like appearance.
Druzy quartz is made up of tiny crystals that form on the surface of a stone. This natural formation of crystal on a gemstone's surface, or crystallization, which often occurs when water collects and evaporates on a rock, creates a sparkling dream. Druzy stones are often found in the hollow cavity of agate geodes.
There are many types of druzy and there can be large formed crystals or many medium crystals within the formation. Depending on the minerals, druzy gemstones can be almost any color of the rainbow, including white, pink, blue, purple, green or black. Druzy stones are actual gemstones because of their naturally occurring layer of crystallization on the stone and are sometimes referred to as drusy, druse, or druze. Druzy gemstones are collected for their beauty and are commonly believed to enhance the body's natural healing properties and strengthen a person's spirit.
This hot boho-inspired jewelry trend involves designing with these minerals or stones that contain naturally formed crystals for one-of-a-kind statements in druzy earrings, druzy necklaces, druzy rings and more. Druzy jewelry is known for its versality, as it can be dressed down with a pair of skinny jeans and flowy shirt or add an eye-catching sparkle to an elegant dress for a night out. Similarly, druzy pendants and components can be combined with anything from leather cord to precious metal chain for a variety of different looks.
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads carries a wide selection of druzy beads and druzy jewelry-making components, such as druzy drops, druzy pendants, druzy links and more. Druzy agate beads make a great choice for druzy jewelry and are coated to produce a satiny finish and soft crystalline sparkle. Shop druzy-inspired focals from Swarovski® created in collaboration with visionary designer Iris van Herpen to highlight crystalline geography reminiscent of naturally occurring fractured surfaces in forming crystals. Resembling a crystal cross section, the pendant displays the ingenuity of nature in its unique formations.
How to Make Your Own Druzy Components
Jewelry makers are shattering glass beads and raiding craft drawers for glitter to use with everything from Mod Podge® to polymer clays to make their own druzy earrings, druzy pendants and druzy rings. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads makes it even easier by offering ICE Resin® glitter to easily create faux druzies that sparkle like the real deal. This glass glitter can be used under ICE Resin® for stunning results.
Glass rhinestones can be brilliantly sealed under Magic-Glos® to create natural-looking druzy-like components. Glass rhinestones offer excellent light refraction with their pointed back and give designs additional flash with their foil backing. Magic-Glos is a one-step top coat for sealing and protecting druzy-inspired masterpieces. The non-toxic, odor-free dimensional gloss dries crystal clear with direct sunlight or UV light for a waterproof finish. Magic-Glos is the ideal way to add shine and dimension to faux druzy designs.
Broken glass, gemstone beads and chips can be set in a bezel of resin to create the look of faux druzy. Break gem and glass pieces by securing them in a bag and pounding them with a hammer (always wear gloves and safety glasses for protection). Simply fill a bezel component with resin, add mica powder if desired for color, and place the crushed stone pieces into the bezel. Add glitter and more resin as needed. Make sure to file off any sharp points when finished.
Turn your druzy dream into a reality and create this best-selling jewelry trend for resale, gifts and your own sparkling style. Get started by browsing FREE druzy jewelry-making projects and designs in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Gallery of Designs.
Happy Druzy Making!
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