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« on: November 10, 2018, 11:10:41 pm »

I started carving this piece today, it has the most green tephroite in rhodonite I have seen, I originally was going to cab this but I think the step cut pattern has revealed more color and pattern, early days on 240 grit sanding.


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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 03:11:53 am »

Looks absolutely beautiful Mick..  Hope you will share another picture after the final grit and polish..

You can bet I will share what it looks like when cabbed !  driving
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 04:53:53 am »

Beautiful :)
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 12:02:23 pm »

Lovely colors..

Is the carving suppose to represent anything in particular?  I think of a sea shell when I look at it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 11:20:18 pm »

Thanks, yes it,s based on a shell design, I carved a shell from Lightning ridge opal last year with the same cut pattern, worked well.
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 03:42:11 am »

The mixture of these colors makes for a perfect sea shell.  Very pretty and nice work carving.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 11:31:24 pm »

Thanks, its definitely unusual with all that color mix, I have not decided what to do on the reverse side, I like the step pattern, may design another shape.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 08:13:50 am »

Thatís very impressive!
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 03:06:35 am »

Thanks, started polishing today.


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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 05:31:05 am »

Looking great!
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 03:12:58 am »

Very pretty and I can see it as a sea shell.
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2018, 12:28:39 am »

Butterfly wings would look lovely with that stone and pattern.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2018, 02:37:04 am »

Did you get the polishing completely finished?
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2018, 02:51:50 am »

Hi Terry, polished to 50 K diamond as seen in the last picture.
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