DIY Geodes of all Types

Nature is a fantastic designer! I’ve come to appreciate it even more now after so many years of drawing and painting. How can there be so much beauty in all those colours and designs?! That was the driving inspiration for my projects; DIY Geodes of all types.

DIY Giant Concrete Geode

Once I realized that concrete is so much like stone hatched this idea; large textured slices and cross sections only limited to your imagination! Metallics and colour and crystals… oh my!

Pretty Amazing Polymer Geodes

I’ll admit I love my necklaces and pendants; especially if they have such delicate details. These little geodes can have so much intricate designs. Maybe I secretly want to be “Mother Nature’ so that I can control the designs and combinations of colours. I have a few extra ones here.

The other amazing fact about nature is that it is usually not so perfect in every sense; which when making is a great relief! I want to have fun when making; not be obsessed about tiny difficult details. And that wonder of surprise is refreshing as well.


DIY Concrete Faux Geode Lamp

There is constantly a ‘making party’ going on in my ‘visual brain’! I see projects transform into new ones as I keep thinking outside the box. Free yourself from convention by allowing ideas to flow… You’ll be surprised how simple this design is.


I can’t help but smile when I see that sparkle under the lights; my form of diamonds!

Rock and Concrete Geode Orbs

Go from flat geodes to orbs; because you know how much I like orbs! ‘And I have always loved my rocks in any design…

Rock and Concrete Geode Orb Planters

The garden is great therapy but if you are limited these rock & geode planters can provide all the same natural beauty. A little bling is welcome anywhere!

The New Modern Tie Dye

No, I’m not a hippie but there is some tying involved in making these designs with dye. ‘Super detailed designs that magically happen and only limited by your choices of colours. Yes; do wear your geodes!

Geode Painted UpCycled Chairs

Geodes; you can wear them, plant in them, display & hang them, shine with them and now SIT on them! Yes, you’ll only see a geode chair here…

Happy making! I hope I’ve inspired you and make sure to tag your creations @madebybarb

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  1. Hi Barb…
    I can’t begin to tell you how much I LOVE the geodes!!! LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!!! Thanks so much for sharing the How-To details. I can’t wait to make some of these.

    Have a fantastic day! : )

  2. Hello! I am from Russia. I admire you! Thank you for your work!!! It’s something magical! I will also try eco print. All the best to you!

  3. Thank you for sharing! You are very talented! I love geodes and have been trying to figure out how to enter twine them with driftwood. I have been planting driftwood with succulents for about a year now and would love to find a way to combine the 2. Do you have any ideas? I love all of your concrete balls and orbs and that got me to thinking it would be gorgeous to put the two together. I hope you continue to create all your imaginations!

    1. I love your work Pam‼️‼️‼️
      I have worked with clay for about 20 years, mainly making clay beads. I am SOOOOOO impressed with your clay geodes💞 We have been crafting since the mid-90’s & have done quite a few different genres. I haven’t done very much in the last 3 years. I’m retiring in May & I’m planning on doing lots of crafting then!!!!!!!

      1. There’s so many ways to interpret ideas from nature! I think that is a theme in my work! How exciting to have more crafting time!’But I like to call it art as crafting sounds like glue gun work!

  4. You should get a MILLION thank yous, all year long, for years to come, for sharing your work on geodes. These are SO cool. I learned a ton just looking at your squiggles for the painting. I made a half-geode using your instructions and I know the reason it came out well is because your instructions are fantastic. Thank YOU!

  5. I’m so happy I found your site! Loads of great creation ideas and tutorials too! Amazing, thanks so much for sharing… Sheila xoxo