This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is quartz crystal.
After gazing at many gorgeous photos of crystals and crystal diodes, I decided I couldn't do them justice with my drawing. Then I thought of all those lovely Swarovski crystal beads I have. They are sewn on to what is going to be a crazy quilting patch. Don't you just love all those delicious colours that rainbow through the crystal?
Then, after I made the inchie, I decided to do some research. It turns out that Swarovski crystals are actually made of glass. I was so disappointed. But then I dug further and found this sentence elsewhere: "The highest quality glass has the chemical formula SiO2" (silicon dioxide). Well, this is also the formula for quartz, so I felt much better. (This is a little too simplistic to really address the issue, but for this week, it is what it is.)
Some of the shimmer comes through in this scan, but it is much prettier in reality.
Have a sparkly week.