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There is in them a softer fire than the ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald - all shining together in incredible union. Some by their splendor rival the colors of the painters, others the flame of burning sulphur or of fire quickened by oil.
—Pliny; on opals (via vazelodian)
this is important, people.
In the spirit of witching mayhem.
Some of my favourite quotes so far:
"I annealed it before I soldered it so I don’t have to anneal again right?"
"If I anneal it today and leave it in my toolbox overnight will it still be annealed tomorrow?"
"How long should I quench this for…?"
"Can I patina with rouge?"