Thunder Egg Spheres

I always thought Thunder Eggs were beautiful. I hadn’t seen one in person until recently but I’ve loved looking at the pictures of cut pieces online over the years. I haven’t seen too many sphered as I imagine they look best sliced in half, but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway. I bought a couple larger ones (about two pounds each) from Oregon. I don’t know a ton more about them than just that. I think they turned out pretty nice. They ended up looking like little planets to me. What do you think?

I also had a couple sand stones and an unfinished ugly conglomerate stone I had found on Lake Michigan. I decided to finish those and they are pictured also.

Comments

  1. My Dad’s hobby was making spheres. It developed into a shop. I love your
    thunder egg sphere, especially how you have it standing on a heel cut of the original rock. Wish my dad were alive to see what you have done.
    Do you ever sell any of your spheres?
    Keep up the good work…my dad lived to be 95 and was working on a sphere 3 days before he passed away, may you have as long of a life.
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    • Hi Audrey. What a wonderful surprise to read your comment today! I’m sure I would have loved meeting your Dad. I checked out the website and Wow! I would love to see that in person someday. I’ll actually be in Florida next week with my family in the Tampa area, but don’t expect to make it out your way. But that would be a real treat for me to see your Father’s work! I love the way he displayed the items. I think thats a great way to do it with the original rock/slab. Its nice to see he liked the cullet/slag glass as well. I really think that stuff is beautiful. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Has someone continued his Shoppe? I am hoping they offer me an early retirement at work here in Michigan and would love to do something like that one day. My wife would love for us to move to Florida. My folks live in Dunedin on the Gulf side so we are looking/dreaming in that area.

      I do sell my spheres. I just started doing so on Etsy a couple months ago. The “Shop” link in the navigator will take you there. The larger Thunder Egg Sphere sold right away. I’m hoping to do more.