How To Get That Coveted ‘Druzy Quartz’ Look
If you’re an aspiring jeweler, jewelry maker or fashionista, you’ve probably noticed that everyone seems to be wearing druzy quartz these days. We have, too! It’s such a beautiful stone, we could hardly keep our eyes off it when we first saw it at work. But what does druzy quartz mean? And how do you get the look? We’ll tell you all about druzy quartz in this article!
What Is Druzy Quartz?
Druzy stones are a type of rock, but unlike most rocks they aren’t created from minerals and crystals. Druzy stones are made up of tiny crystals or grains of sand on the surface, but otherwise their composition is very similar to other rocks. You can find druzy stones in a variety of colors and shapes, however, black druzy stones are the most popular. In order to attain the coveted druzy quartz look you need a lindy star – a small tool with a beveled edge on one side used for carving designs into wood or leather – as well as an old toothbrush.
First off you want to wash your stone thoroughly with soap and water before beginning the process of etching it with acid.
Where Can I Find It?
If you’re like me and always wanted a druzy stone but were afraid they were too expensive, you’ll be happy to hear I found a way to make them myself! As it turns out, all you need is a lindy star. Step one: Get your lindy star. Step two: Paint the top of the star with nail polish. Let dry for about an hour before painting again for extra durability. You can also use some glitter, or any other creative combinations of nail polish colors–the sky’s the limit! Step three: Put the stone on top of it and let it dry overnight. The next day, remove the star from below and admire your new druzed stone! There are many different colors of lindy stars, so feel free to experiment with different hues.
How Can I Incorporate It Into My Jewelry Designs?
We love the lindy star druzy quartz pendant because of its versatility. The design is a timeless one with a modern twist. Plus, this piece is a great for layering with other necklaces. This pendant looks amazing on your own, but also pairs nicely with other dainty jewelry pieces when you want to dress up your outfit! It can be worn in various ways and we’re confident it will soon become one of your new favorite items in your closet.
Druzy Quartz can be incorporated into any type of jewelry design, from delicate earrings and rings to statement necklaces and bracelets! Our beautiful collection of Black Hairsheep-Lite hair jewelry accessories features one item made out of real lindy star druzy quartz. Our Half Moon Necklace has an elongated teardrop-shaped dangling at its center which makes it perfect for adding to any outfit. If you’re looking for something edgier, check out our Hairsheep-Lite Moon Drop Earrings which feature a stunning faceted silver moon dangling from black strands of hairsheep wool cable chain.
Tips For Working With Druzy Quartz
The most important thing you need to know about caring for your Druzy is that it should never be cleaned. A common misconception is that the natural oils from your hands will build up on your Druzy and discolor the stone, but in reality, it’s the minerals in your skin and sweat reacting with the stone’s natural oils. It is recommended to keep them out of direct sunlight as they can fade or yellow over time. If you want a more polished look, try using a lindy star cloth or similar microfiber cloth.
Rub gently around the edges of your Druzy to remove any dirt or excess oils without scratching the surface. You may also use warm soapy water if necessary, though this should be avoided if possible because it removes the natural shine that makes these stones so special. When using any cleaning product on your Druzy, always start off with a small amount before applying full pressure to avoid damaging delicate surfaces.
Druzy Quartz Care
Druzy is a name given to the crystals on the surface of certain rocks, such as agate. They are usually flat and have a waxy or oily appearance. The word Druzy comes from the French word drusse, meaning greasy. Druzy stones can be very beautiful and eye-catching, but they can also be fragile and delicate, making them difficult to clean. It is best if these stones are cleaned by hand with warm water and a gentle dish soap or household cleanser because using harsh chemicals may cause damage. If you have a lot of dust on your druzies, it is best to first shake them off gently before rinsing in water.
Be sure not to rub too hard or too vigorously while cleaning. Remember, this process should be done by hand so use your fingertips rather than something like a toothbrush which will scrape at the stone and could lead to some serious scratching. For more stubborn stains on your druzies, try putting some baking soda into a small bowl of water and swirl around until most of the dirt has been removed. Pat dry with a lint-free cloth for the final touch!