I first fell in love with agate coasters after seeing them at West Elm and other high end stores. After being unwilling to shell out the 100 bucks needed to purchase the coasters, I realized I should try the DIY route. I like to use this strategy for pretty much everything. If I can't find an affordable option for something that I'm lusting after, I get creative and learn how to do-it-myself. It doesn't always work out so well, but these coasters came out perfect. Exactly what I was hoping for.