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Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:13:51 AM »

last year i made a weekend project, the stone in my avatar.

Well........i made another cut off that little rock.
this time i found something i will never again see in a rock. An indian tipi tent.

I was dumbfounded when i seen the slab, i just HAD to make a cab from it, this is Mexican Imperial Jasper.
The stone (this one in particular) is insanely high caliber stone.
I was told the cabochon alone, with the quality of work bringing it to a pristine glass polish (even under a microscope)
I could sell the cab alone for over $400

Im keeping it though, unless i was really offered $450, then i would get new tires on my ford explorer lol!

Heres what i did with it, on my wash machine again. Another Spin-Cycle design.











lets make an arrow and form it around the bezel














test fit to see what it will look like


lets cut it out






in the process of setting the stone






with back lighting (LED light behind it)








i just wanted to share this with all of you.
Thanks for looking.
Phish.
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 08:24:11 AM »

Love the silver work thats just super neat and i love the added arrow! Really nice looking stone and the backlit picture looks like the aurora borealis is behind the tipi..super AWESOME!!
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 08:34:45 AM »

Agreed.  Absolutely marvelous work on all counts.

Am I the only one who thinks you should mount a high power LED on the back? :WEEEE:
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 08:37:19 AM »

Agreed.  Absolutely marvelous work on all counts.

Am I the only one who thinks you should mount a high power LED on the back? :WEEEE:
I was actually going to do that, i have the LED setup, but i wanted to keep it natural so my end product turned out as it is lol!
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 08:43:19 AM »

Are there leds that small??
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 08:47:52 AM »

yeah.
I got mine from a wand i purchased at a carnival, flashes, stays lit sold also.
uses a watch type battery so its thin.
Has around 6 bulbs on it.

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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 09:03:47 AM »

There are a number of keychain size lights that operate off of coin batteries and are more than bright enough.  Someone with metalworking skills (Phishisgroovin obviously counts) could mod them into a backlight for this sort of pendant without too much trouble.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_6?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=photon+microlight&sprefix=photon%2Ctools%2C258&rh=n%3A228013%2Ck%3Aphoton+microlight
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 09:10:18 AM »

Now that is beautiful!  I do love the arrow around the stone, it's different and I like that!   :blob1: :blob1:
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2015, 11:18:41 AM »

What a beautiful design.  It really is amazing- the finish, the orientation...  Your bezel accents really brought it home, what a great piece!

You have earned a sparkly wow.

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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 12:47:39 PM »

Stunning!!!
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2015, 05:10:14 PM »

I remember when you made the one in your avatar last year.  Glad to see another piece from that rough.  Spectacular stone, and really wows when you see that backlit pictures!  Nice design on the setting also.  That one is a winner all the way around. :headbang:
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2015, 07:54:37 AM »

Extremely high end cab. I really like your silver work.
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2015, 08:29:38 AM »

Very nice work indeed  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Mexican Imperial Jasper pendant
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2015, 03:01:40 PM »

Superb stone, and even better rendering of the concept. First class work all round.  :DRUNKS:

What a surprise that it is the lighter colours that don't allow the light through.  :notworthy:
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