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Author Topic: 'new beginnings' - tendril form Wyoming nephrite jade  (Read 465 times)

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southerly

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'new beginnings' - tendril form Wyoming nephrite jade
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:08:46 PM »

Inspired by a bone carving on Kurt's Lapidary Challenge FB page so I decided to have a go. This piece is titled 'new beginnings' symbolising the mental health issues in my family. The jade comes from Wyoming, it is a nice colour, micro pitting thwarted my attempt to get a mirror polish as the pits showed up as pin pricks and looked ugly. After many hour sanding and polishing I called it quits and went back to 400 grit for the body of the pod. The tendril is polished to 50k diamond.









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Re: 'new beginnings' - tendril form Wyoming nephrite jade
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 09:13:22 PM »

I find the proportions quite pleasing and the color of the jade is not insistent it is calming , a nice combination.It will be interesting to see if you develop this theme. Thanks.
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Re: 'new beginnings' - tendril form Wyoming nephrite jade
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 11:44:40 PM »

My eye finds the elegant, naturalistic forms and your exploitation of the color zoning quite intriguing. My other eye just really likes it :shocked:

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Re: 'new beginnings' - tendril form Wyoming nephrite jade
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 06:40:07 PM »

Wonderful form and movement in the carving, reminds me of art nouveau
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Re: 'new beginnings' - tendril form Wyoming nephrite jade
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 02:44:27 PM »

Really nice carving, always tricky but when done wonderful!The color enhance the pattern nicely too!

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Re: 'new beginnings' - tendril form Wyoming nephrite jade
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 05:01:00 PM »

Yes I agree, it is very pleasing to look upon!
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