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  1. #1
    Cappy Z.

    Jasper

    Jasper is a massive, fine grained opaque variety of chalcedony. Colors vary from grey to red to yellow and even green. Here we have a rough piece, a tumbled pebble, a polished pendant, and of course a nice cabochon in a sterling silver ring. It is amazing what one can do with what nature offers.
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    nice pieces

  3. #3
    Cappy Z.

    Re: Jasper

    Quote Originally Posted by centfladigger
    nice pieces
    I actually want to take the pendant and remake it to fit the silver ring as I prefer that cab over the one in the ring lol.
    My hobbie is collecting things I like. My wife benefits greatly from my addiction. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBudd

    I actually want to take the pendant and remake it to fit the silver ring
    good luck with that!
    are you smithing now?
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  5. #5
    Cappy Z.

    Re: Jasper

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleen
    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBudd

    I actually want to take the pendant and remake it to fit the silver ring
    good luck with that!
    are you smithing now?
    I ain't (lol) smithing cause I be working full time...my weekends my wife plans my itinerary. If I had the time I would try to do it myself. Like the song says, "No time left for..."

  6. #6
    On extended Holiday.

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    Re: Jasper

    Cool stones. 8)

  7. #7
    Cappy Z.

    Re: Jasper

    Quote Originally Posted by DigginThePast
    Cool stones. 8)
    Do you want them? What do have to trade?

  8. #8
    Cappy Z.

    Re: Jasper


    Got the dremel out and am working some rough jasper. Noticed metallic shimmer so continued to grind away. I am posting a photo hoping somebody tells me I haven't discovered a new source of platinum....any TNers know what metals might be mixed with jasper?

    The metallic part is at the top and actually wraps around and permeates the stone.
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    Cappy Z.

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    Thought I'd show my updated dremel work... Wish I knew someone who worked with this rock frequently.
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    I too love all the different jaspers and agates. They make some beautiful pieces. Heres a few pics of some of the different stuff I have worked, couldnt tell you what is in them, just like them, so does my girlfriend, I have a hard time making for others because she loves them all,lol








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    Re: Jasper

    WOW... very nice pieces guys.

  12. #12
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    When I was a younger man, hundreds of years ago, I used to see a stone called picture jasper, is it still available and where can I find some?

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    Feb 2008
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    Re: Jasper

    oh yeah its out there, I have seen some beautiful work with some of the Biggs jasper, seems to be a popular stone to work with,heres some of the Owyhee and biggs I have, havent made anything yet

    owyhee



    Biggs


  14. #14
    Cappy Z.

    Re: Jasper

    Yo! centfladigger

    I went to the museum geologist and he told me to 'crack open' my Chrysocolla..so I did.

    He actually 'scoffed' that the material wasn't 'gem' quality...and as an afterthought.. he added I 'might' be able to cab some. I was irritated by his arrogant attitude. I knew he dissed alot of 'gem' material that wasn't 'flawless'..but when he insulted my blue..lol..we won't go there...

    I was wondering if you had cabbed any Chrysocolla?

    Cap Z.

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    send it on, I will try my best to do something with it, the piece I`m working on throws me off a little because its soft in a spot or two and then hard in others. I have an old cabbing machine that I use sanding belts, not even the diamond ones, but just picked up a genie from a friend in need and have to buy the nova wheels and then I`m really in business

 

 
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