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Crystals How to make them

Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. “Crystal Chemicals.” ThoughtCo, Feb. 16, 2021,

Blue crystals of copper sulfate or copper sulphate.
 Copper sulfate grows natural blue crystals. Anne Helmenstine


By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.

Updated March 11, 2017

This is a table of common chemicals that produce nice crystals. The color and shape of the crystals are included. Many of these chemicals are available in your home. Other chemicals in this list are readily available online and are safe enough for growing crystals at home or in a school. Recipes and specific instructions are available for hyperlinked chemicals.

Table of Common Chemicals for Growing Crystals

Chemical NameColorShape
aluminum potassium sulfate
potassium alum)
ammonium chloridecolorlesscubic
sodium borate
calcium chloridecolorlesshexagonal
sodium nitratecolorlesshexagonal
copper acetate
(cupric acetate)
copper sulfate
(cupric sulfate)
iron sulfate
(ferrous sulfate)
pale blue-greenmonoclinic
potassium ferricyanideredmonoclinic
potassium iodidewhitecupric
potassium dichromateorange-redtriclinic
potassium chromium sulfate
chrome alum)
deep purplecubic
potassium permanganatedark purplerhombic
sodium carbonate
(washing soda)
sodium sulfate, anhydrouswhitemonoclinic
sodium thiosulfatecolorlessmonoclinic
cobalt chloridepurple-red 
ferric ammonium sulfate
(iron alum)
pale violetoctohedral
magnesium sulfate
epsom salt
colorlessmonoclinic (hydrate)
nickel sulfatepale greencubic (anhydrous)
tetragonal (hexahydrate)
rhombohedral (hexahydrate)
potassium chromateyellow 
potassium sodium tartrate
Rochelle salt
colorless to blue-whiteorthorhombic
sodium ferrocyanidelight yellowmonoclinic
sodium chloride
table salt
table sugar
rock candy
sodium bicarbonate
baking soda
bismuthrainbow over silver 
monoammonium phosphatecolorlessquadratic prisms
sodium acetate
(” hot ice“)
calcium copper acetatebluetetragonal

Cite   Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. “Crystal Chemicals.” ThoughtCo, Feb. 16, 2021,

Crystal A-Z

Here you will find our comprehensive Crystals A-Z guide. With nearly 200 crystals (and more added all the time), you can easily access the details of the crystal you are looking for as well as finding everything that we currently stock of both the crystal itself and jewellery containing it.

Use this guide if you are wanting to find the healing and metaphysical properties of crystals. Simply click on the crystal category you are interested in to find out more.

All the information supplied in this directory has been written by our very own Marianna Sheldrake. Author of the best seller ‘The Crystal Healer’, Marianna is a wealth of information on all things crystal related. She is often found teaching workshops, writing books and courses and of course, in Happy Glastonbury here in Avalon.

If you are interested in learning more about crystals and crystal healing, visit our events page for information on all our upcoming workshops and events!

Crystal A-Z. (n.d.). Happy Glastonbury – Unique Gifts, Arts and Collectables from the heart of Glastonbury.

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I said I can’t afford a toy because I don’t give into tantrums stranger gives her 5 dollars least lady serving us understood she gave it to me so I can give it to her when she’s actually behaving hate when strangers reward bad behaviour I was tempted to give the money away anyway grandma has the toy until shes good least we got back some control

what is the audiences view on this do you find it rude like I did

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Traditional Country VS. Modern Country Part II

Daneille Scott

Traditional Country VS. Modern Country Part II

Entertainment Articles | December 20, 2006

Country music has evolved into something almost unrecognizable as country music. Its sounds are different, its styles are different as well as the way artists deliver it to their fans.

Although influenced by traditional country music, Garth Brooks is considered to be a modern country music artist. Since the beginning of country music, it has continuously been changing- each artist trying to set themselves apart from other artists.

Country has evolved into something almost unrecognizable as country music. Its sounds are different, its styles are different as well as the way artists deliver it to their fans. Being unique and entertaining the crowd are huge aspects of what makes modern country music different from the traditional style.

Garth Brook’s career launched very differently than that of Johnny Cash. Born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa Oklahoma, Brooks got his start in music singing in clubs and bars while attending Oklahoma State University (Garth Brooks Biography 1).

Brook’s mother, Colleen was also a singer, so he was raised on music, like that of Johnny Cash. Growing up, Brook’s got inspiration from his idols that included artists such as James Taylor and John Wayne and from groups like Kiss and Queen. (Painton 1-3). After he graduated college, Brooks moved to Nashville in hopes of pursuing a music career.

Upon being rejected from several record companies, Capitol Records decided to sign Brooks to their label in 1988 (Erlwine 1). Brooks’s first album was an instant success, and crossed over into the pop album charts. It was his second album that established him as a superstar. It contained the hit Friends in Low Places, which spent twenty-three weeks at the top of the country charts. That album sold seven-hundred thousand copies within the first ten days of its release (Erlwine 1-2).

By 1990, Brooks was a world known modern country music artist. His music broke the boundaries of traditional country. From the instruments that he used to his extravagant performances, Brooks crossed the boundary between country and rock music.

Although at times, he did revert back to traditional roots and perform with acoustic guitars, the majority of his music was performed with electric guitars and other electric instruments. With amplification and the guitar distortion, Brooks’s songs were an example of country-rock music.

Brooks is well known for his crazy, on edge concert style. By the end of 1990, he was selling out stadiums within minutes and was putting on stadium-sized shows, patterned after ‘70’s rock extravaganzas (Erlwine 2). Brooks didn’t just stand in from of the microphone and sing. He used a headset in order to allow the freedom to run, jump, and swing out over the audience with a harness. His concerts included flashy lights, sparks, flames, and smoke.

Brooks was also known for throwing water on the audience and bashing his guitars on stage. He prances across stage like a cross between Mick Jaggar and Ferris Bueller, swinging from rope to rope ladders and smashing his guitar (Painton 1). Brooks’s performances were extreme and focused around entertaining the audience. It was the first time any country artist had incorporated such rock & roll techniques into stage shows (Erlwine 2).

In 1990 Brook’s career was at its peak. This trend continued for several more years. He released several hit albums selling millions of copies each and he had several hit songs including If Tomorrow Never Comes, The Dance, Unanswered Prayers, Rodeo, and Shameless (Erlwine 1-3).

He proceeded to enchant his fans with his country- rock style and wild concerts until the release of his Chris Gaines album in September 1999. It proved to be a huge commercial disappointment to Brooks and the record label (Erlwine 4). After the album failed to sell, Brooks announced his impending retirement at the end of 2000, saying that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and three daughters (Garth Brooks Biography 2).

Although now retired, Brooks contributed in a very huge way to the music industry. He was the first country artist to used rock & roll techniques not only in his shows, but in his music as well. Brooks is a pivotal figure in the history of country music. With his commercial savvy fusion of post-country, honky tonk, post-folk-rock sensitive singer/songwriter sensibilities, and ‘70’s arena rock dramatics, Brooks brought country music to a new audience (Garth Brooks 1).

Brooks made it ok to push country music to the limit and to try new things. He is a pivotal step in the development of modern country music.

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Author Daneille Scott is a psychology major student at Austin College a private liberal arts university in Sherman, Texas. Other articles by Daneille can be viewed at:

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An Angel is a representative of God … right? Maybe God is trying to get our attention. Wonder why ? Is it we aren’t taking the time in our busy days to notice and acknowedge what miracles are occuring around usevery moment of the day?

Our lives have become so hectic and let’s face it…totally out of control with stress. No one has dinner as a family anymore.Way too busy for that. What value is there in sitting across the table in asking your child “What kind of day did you have and what did you do today ?”Have we become so busy we have lost total contact with what is really important ? Where is the love, the glue that holds a family together ? Where is the magic of looking deeply into your own child’s eyes with true love and caring ?

Maybe there is a reason God’s Angels are popping up in the strangest places.A top of the line lingerie line is now associated with Angels parading their modelswith huge white wings. When you really stop and think about it…Angels are showing up in whatever form will get the attention of men, women, teenager, adolescent and childthat will hold their interest.

Maybe, it is time to stop and wonder why these Angels are on assignmentand what they are trying to tell us.

© 2005 Sharae Taylor

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Sharae Taylor is a well known Intuitive Angel Artist whose paintings are in world wide collections and her works have been exhibited with other well known Angel Artists Andy Lakey ,Donna Terody Sheratan,Gary Markowitz, past art editor of “Angel Times” magazine and K. Martin Kuri, Angel Artist and Author. Sharae has also participated in many Angel Expos and Angel Conferences with other well known Angel Authors like Alma Daniels author of “Ask Your Angels” . Her Angel paintings are featured in the newly released “Angels” DVD by Llewellyn and New World Music and was featured in the February 2005 issue of Sharae is a published author in magazines and ezines. To view Sharae’s Angelic art and for further information visit her website at:

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