how to make a pendulum at HETTIES Rock & Crystal

By: Hettie's Rock & Crystal Shop  06-Dec-2011

We Manufacture many items at HETTIES, our large Earth Healing Pendulums are well sought after and seldom make it to the shop, as many local therapists are still on the waiting list.

Here's a photo essay demonstrating how we make each one by hand. They are not lathe made like the commonly available "retail" pendulums.

We start with a large piece of stone, this Pendulum will be made from Pounamu.


Preforming the Pendulum.

Grinding the preform into a Pendulum shape, this is the longest part of the process.

Sanding the pendulum to its final shape before pre-polishing


Pre-polsihing on a 50,000 diamond wheel, then polishing on 100,000 diamond.

Drilling a whole with a Diamond Drill ready to mount a screw bail in the top to hold the chain.

The finished Pendulum, a giant at 710grams! Sorry this one is sold, however Andrew is planning to make some more latter this year as he has had so many requests.  They are hand made so we can't produce them like a factory could!!!

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We are now New Zealand's oldest Rock & Crystal Shop and specialise in QUALITY rare crystals, gemstones, rocks, minerals and fossils. HETTIE'S Rock & Crystal Shop was established in September, 1968 by Hetties Feith Wells. Your support keeps New Zealand's LAST Manufacturing Rock Shop.


our workshop at HETTIES Rock & Crystal Shop

We do repair work for our customers, antique shops and other retailers and we do custom work for several manufacturing jewellers, and of course, we make special one off items for our own customers. Being the only manufacturing crystal shop, puts us in a unique position of being able to offer our customers an unparalleled range of rocks and manufactured items.


HETTIES Rock & Crystal Shop Ford MODEL a 1929

HETTIE'S Rock & Crystal Shop has A 1929 FORD MODEL A. We imported it from Duffy's Collectable Cars in Iowa, USA and use it for carting rocks to and from the shop. We have alot of fun with it and it is often parked out the front of HETTIE'S on Tuesday through to Saturday. Our Old style shop logo was made by morphing the Ford logo into our current shop logo. AHUUGA is popular with the children and older cutomers that visit the shop.


Beware of Fake Stones sold on the internet

It is an unfortunate occurance, but some unscrupulus retailers and even honest ones who simply do not know their stones well enough; are selling Fake, Dyed and Manufactured Composite stones as the "Genuine Article". Even worse is this Poly-Resin Plastic composite passed off as Turquoise, you will see this for sale on the internet auction sites as "Genuine" Turquoise.


Crystals & minerals at HETTIES Rock & Crystal Shop

We endeavour to keep this range instore but as we source, cut, polish and prepare many of these items ourselves, sometimes we run short of certain items, or they become difficult to source. This is a list of Rocks, Gems, Minerals and Crystals that we have in our shop. The picture is only one example of what we may have in the particular stone.