Unfortunately the stones I used for these rings were collected in New Zealand. I only had about ten of these little pebbles, and living in Australia I couldn’t go back to collect any more of them. I tried to find similar stones here in Sydney, but I realized that it was the pounding surf that polished those little pebbles to perfection, and gave them a beautiful smooth surface that was perfect for making into rings.
I’d given up hope finding similar pebbles here in Australia and had abandoned the idea of making more pebble stacking rings until I could visit New Zealand again and I could return to the stormy coastline of Birdlings Flat and collect more pebbles battered and polished by the wild stormy seas. But on our way home from our holiday we happened to stay next to a beautiful little beach. As I made my way over the dunes and onto the beach I found that this little beach was covered in pebbles! Pebbles that were being thrashed and thrown around by the pounding surf which tumbled and polished those stones into perfect little cabochons for spiralstone pebble stacking rings!