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« Reply #15: November 15, 2008, 01:03:33 pm »

Hmm... I'm going to have to keep that in mind!

You could also use different herbs and plants of a variety of colors as well. Smiley

That's a good idea, especially if you have mortar and pestle for making incense anyway, that could be a nice touch
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« Reply #16: November 15, 2008, 01:27:10 pm »

That's a good idea, especially if you have mortar and pestle for making incense anyway, that could be a nice touch

You could also crush up gemstones and use them as well... or blend gemstones, herbs, feathers, salts, minerals, etc... Then talk about a really strong order of "fairy dust"...
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« Reply #17: November 15, 2008, 01:31:26 pm »

You could also crush up gemstones and use them as well... or blend gemstones, herbs, feathers, salts, minerals, etc... Then talk about a really strong order of "fairy dust"...

But crushing gemstones would not only be difficult but expensive as well.  Plus, they look much better as jewelry then a powder Grin
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« Reply #18: November 15, 2008, 01:35:25 pm »

But crushing gemstones would not only be difficult but expensive as well.  Plus, they look much better as jewelry then a powder Grin

I do agree... But I have heard some people say they do it... Especially if they feel it would contribute a big boost to what they need and have their mind set on it... *shrugs*
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« Reply #19: November 15, 2008, 02:11:49 pm »

But crushing gemstones would not only be difficult but expensive as well.  Plus, they look much better as jewelry then a powder

You can get gemstone powder from lapidary shops.  Sometimes they even give it away.  I looked into it a while back whilst considering potential pigments for natural plasters.  Sadly, gem dust looks surprisingly like...dust.  If you want something that sparkles, I'd stick with glitter.  Wink

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« Reply #20: November 15, 2008, 02:21:27 pm »

I thought angel dust was slang for PCP?

That's my understanding.

Speaking of that, I'd suggest the OP be slightly cautious about who they ask for fairy dust.  In some circles it's slang for cocaine, or occasionally crystal meth.
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« Reply #21: November 15, 2008, 02:45:14 pm »

hose are just my natural alternatives to the commercial stuff. Not as pretty I suppose, but good for spell work.

Yes, I was just wondering whether there is any magickal value to powdered crystals or stones (though even the idea of powdering crystals or stones seems almost painful!) A highly pure sand, after all, is just a powdered crystalline substance (mostly silica)... Is there any value in using that or other powdered crystals?
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« Reply #22: November 15, 2008, 02:48:25 pm »

You could also crush up gemstones and use them as well... or blend gemstones, herbs, feathers, salts, minerals, etc... Then talk about a really strong order of "fairy dust"...

Just curious if that would be harmful to the lungs if you breathe too much of it in?  I suppose it would be like everything else.
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« Reply #23: November 15, 2008, 02:52:50 pm »

You can get gemstone powder from lapidary shops.  Sometimes they even give it away.  I looked into it a while back whilst considering potential pigments for natural plasters.  Sadly, gem dust looks surprisingly like...dust.  If you want something that sparkles, I'd stick with glitter.  Wink

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It's not what it looks like that's important when using gemdust in spellwork.

But yeah, you're basically grinding up a stone, gem or not, and it is what it is.  Smiley 
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« Reply #24: November 15, 2008, 02:54:10 pm »

Just curious if that would be harmful to the lungs if you breathe too much of it in?  I suppose it would be like everything else.

Yep.  Breathing in any kind of dust is not good for you whether it be gem dust, coal dust, asbestos dust or desert sands dust.
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« Reply #25: November 15, 2008, 02:57:29 pm »

Just curious if that would be harmful to the lungs if you breathe too much of it in?  I suppose it would be like everything else.

As long as you are not a habitual gemdust snorter or addict, I am sure you will be fine. Wink
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« Reply #26: November 15, 2008, 05:11:51 pm »

As long as you are not a habitual gemdust snorter or addict, I am sure you will be fine. Wink

er - I wouldn't be so sure about that.  It probably depends on the particles.

I'm pretty sure diamond dust, f'ex, would be about like taking sandpaper to your innards.
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« Reply #27: November 15, 2008, 05:17:29 pm »

er - I wouldn't be so sure about that.  It probably depends on the particles.

I'm pretty sure diamond dust, f'ex, would be about like taking sandpaper to your innards.

I'm guessing that rubies and sapphires (which are the hardest minerals after diamonds) would be the same.  Throw in emeralds and you may have the most expensive spell components in history as well as (imo) a waste of perfectly good gems.
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« Reply #28: November 15, 2008, 05:21:34 pm »

I'm guessing that rubies and sapphires (which are the hardest minerals after diamonds) would be the same.  Throw in emeralds and you may have the most expensive spell components in history as well as (imo) a waste of perfectly good gems.

How would one even go about turning diamonds into dust?
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« Reply #29: November 15, 2008, 05:39:53 pm »

How would one even go about turning diamonds into dust?

My guess is to cut the diamonds into VERY fine pieces and use a larger diamond to hammer them.  I know that colored diamonds (especially carbonado) are slightly structurally weaker then the clear/white kind so that could be a factor.

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