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Platypus Et Al
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laurieopal
I've been working on the platypus sculpture. It's really coming along as is it's jeweled seaweed. It's great to be carving waxes.

Thinking about the Madagascar jasper commission for Nancy Cobb.. This stone is found in one place on the northwest coast of the island off Africa. It's a relatively recent discovery. .Ocean jasper is a variety of orbicular jasper, a type of jasper named for the spherical shapes that pattern the stone.

It's a charming stone with a slightly silly quality. The setting is going to be exploding flowers (think I've mentioned this already). I think I'm close to figuring out how to do that.Yes I will put up a photo but not tonight. It's getting late and I'm still not completely over this bug

Speaking of photos, this is the chatoyant malachite with druze christals that I was writing about earlier this week. This is a little smaller then full size.



I'm at the point where I"m pretty happy with the stone photos and will be posting them. Jewelry images are getting better (truthfully I haven't been working on them that long) and I'll probably put some up soon even if I'm not thrilled.

After I posted this I found an absurd number of typos. Hopefully they're all fixed. I must be tired.

Mood: Pleased and Tired

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That's a lovely stone!!!

I have it out on my wax bench so I can look at it a lot, even though I"m not planning to set it that soon.

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