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Exquisite Chinese Jade
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laurieopal
I've been busy carving waxes in my studio and should be back to journaling regularly from now on.

The series of photos below are a necklace that I made for Brenda Clough from exquisite jade that her grandparents brought here when they came from China. Working with jade of this quality is always a joy.


Photo of the necklace  - pearls in butterflies are natural pearls.



Close up - carving on the wings are lovely.




Brenda wearing the necklace at World Fantasy.

I'm currently working on several new designs including a necklace of asymmetrical textured silver pieces set with diamonds.  i just finished a pair of garnet and peridot earrings in wax. I'm feeling very energized around my work.

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Thanks. The butterflies themselves are about a hundred years old and typical of the period in style. I loved working with them.

It's really breathtaking in person.

Thanks.

The photograph looks beautiful unless you've seen the original

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