I'm not sure about the healing power of crystals, but I am sure enchanted by their beauty. Thanks to their weight, these shining amethyst crystals are a natural fit for great bookends. Purchased from a high-end boutique, you're in for $300+ for a pair. But crafted at home, you can make a beautiful set for around $50, and a couple hours of your time.
Add them to your shelf, or wrap them up as a holiday gift. Either way, they'll bring some serious style to any bookshelf.
- Amethyst stone in size & weight 5.5"X3.5"X2.7", 2.8 lbs each (consider this/this/this )
- 1x4" pine lumber
- Gorilla Glue
- Gold leaf
- Tacky glue
- Acrylic white paint
- Foam brush
- Painters brush
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Small tooth saw
Begin by measuring the height and width of your amethyst against the pine lumber. Add an inch extra to each size.
Stack two pieces of 1x4 on top of each other, and cut them to length. My sizes were 4 3/4" for the base and another two 6" inches for the sides.
Smooth any rough surfaces with sanding paper.
Now, take a coffee break and pat yourself for doing such a great job. Find your favorite decor book, magazine or even your journal and stack them in between your two gorgeous amethyst bookends that you made for less than $50!