On Monday I showed you a couple of pendants that I wire wrapped, using roughly polished lava beads. Well, that was only the beginning of my obsession with lava. We visited Volcanoes National Park during our February trip to Hawai'i and spent an amazing day hiking and scrambling over lava fields that just blew my mind. I would have loved to have spent many more days at the park.
None of the lava pieces that you will see in my work came from the Park: all National Parks forbid taking anything from them when you leave, other than your own trash, so please don't view my pictures and tutorials as excuses to break the law. There are plenty of places that you can legally collect rock specimens for your personal use. I just want to show you a few pictures so you can get some idea of why this stuff appeals to me so much...or maybe you can't understand it at all :-)
|Getting majorly sunburned down in the caldera and not caring. A redhead who's allergic to sunscreen...great!|
|Looks kind of like a parking lot after an earthquake|
|What I made when I got back home|
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