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January 18, 2019, 04:16:17 am
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« on: December 22, 2018, 11:42:13 pm »

I carved this little shell last year from Lightning ridge opal, still one of my favorite carvings, I want to make it wearable and also increase the overall size to 50 mm, it needs to be this size to be eligible for our Australian gem awards in the carving section this coming Easter, I used a piece of good local nephrite jade, I think the jade goes good with the opal, contrasting colors, I was thinking of using 330 epoxy but don,t think it has the strength to last, may try Haxtel of one of the other higher strength epoxys ?.   


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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 10:17:48 am »

Holy smokes Michael !

A definite Australian gem award winner ! 
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 11:03:37 am »

Thanks George, I think I will go with the 330 epoxy to glue the jade, it will dry clear unlike some of the higher strength epoxy,s.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 04:37:56 pm »

Thanks George, I think I will go with the 330 epoxy to glue the jade, it will dry clear unlike some of the higher strength epoxy,s.

That is what I use for the joining of any stone pieces..
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 04:43:07 pm »

The jade as an accent piece looks perfect for this piece. First place for sure!
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 11:27:42 am »

Beautiful carving  dancer5
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 11:29:19 am »

Very cool!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 04:22:53 pm »

That's just amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 06:26:07 am »

Pretty addition!
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