Friday, November 25, 2011

Future Jewelry

In order to create my art, I first cut the stone that will go in the piece, then design around that.  Here are two stones cut in the lapidary in the past week.  The first is a piece of Lapis Lazuli about 2.5 inches long and it is very heavy.  Will probably use it in a horizontal position in a necklace.  Way too large for a ring. :-)

Lapis Lazuli

The second is a free form cabochon made with "Pudding" jasper.  Feel free to change the adjective 'Pudding' to anything that you think describes the stone.

Pudding Jasper

I will wait, but am currently working on a mixed metal pendant (gold and silver) with a highly included rutilated quartz 16 mm round faceted stone.  Another project is a ring to ask Debbie to marry me "again" next October on our anniversary. A friend is cutting this as I certainly can not do it in my shop.  Any way, that is the news so far for the day after Thanksgiving.

John

2 comments:

  1. That pieces of Lapis is stunning! Can't wait to see what you end up with!

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