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    us
    May 2012
    Kent, Wa.
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    Been awhile, another pendant i made awhile back

    last year i made a weekend project.

    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)






    lightning storm behind the tipi tent.


    i just wanted to share this with all of you.
    Thanks for looking.
    Phish.
    Member: Bedrock prospecting club. Puyallup Wa.

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    Fantastic craftsmanship! Thank you for sharing.

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2011
    Southern Minnesota
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    Excellent work Phish. The cab looks great and I really like what you did with the holder. Thank you for sharing!

  4. #4
    us
    Stay @ Home Dad

    Apr 2012
    Sun City Cali
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    That looks amazing; I wish I had that kind of talent. Since I started rock hunting I have also looked at what it would take to just polish some of these up. You took polishing rocks to a whole new level with that piece.

  5. #5
    us
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  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2012
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    You are a very gifted silver[?] smith as well. Great job on everything

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2011
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    I know nothing about minerals or finishing them but that cabochon is beautiful. I have done a bit of silversmithing and can appreciate your process from unfinished rock to finished jewelry. Nice piece! It's especially nice if that is you in your avatar? It appears that you may need glasses.
    Ashman likes this.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2012
    Down East
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    That Cab Teepee ROCKS! Thanks for making my day- seriously man
    Here's a favorite quote- for you and thank for the show

    It's time I sling the baskets off this overburdened horse
    Sink my toes into the ground and set a different course
    Because if I were here and you were there, I'd meet you in between
    And not until my dying day confess what I have seen

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2012
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    Better yet:
    from Pebbles and Marbles

    She started a blaze from one tiny spark I didn't even detect
    She loved the light, was dismayed by the dark, the stars, though, she seemed to respect
    The faint light that flutters at night to the earth would land in her eyes and collect
    Luminous creatures she'd find in the surf I never thought to inspect
    Pebbles and marbles, like things on my mind, seem to get lost and harder to find
    When I am alone, I am inclined, if I find a pebble in the sand, to think that it fell from my hand
    She gave me ideas and planted the seed, but she never stopped to reflect
    The course that she's on, wherever it leads, I never would redirect
    Pebbles and marbles, like words from a friend, make us hold tight but are lost in the end
    When we're alone, we all seem to tend, if we find a marble in dust, to wish someone left it for us

    (sorry...just had to got there for a minute...)

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    that is B E A utiful
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  11. #11
    us
    May 2012
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    Thank you everyone.
    My patience on this stone paid off, i spent three weekends with worn 600 belts just rubbing this until i could no longer see a sctratch on the surface.

    I polished it and a day or so later lost it.
    A few months later i accidently found it & have no clue how it got there. I thought it was gone forever, i actually had a tear in my eye when i found it.
    yakker likes this.
    Member: Bedrock prospecting club. Puyallup Wa.

  12. #12
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    Jun 2006
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    Excellent craftsmanship!! Truly a nice looking piece!
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

  13. #13
    us
    Nov 2008
    Michigan
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    Looks great Hope to be able to do something like this someday. I tried soldering some miniature sculptures together before but it didn't go well. Did you braze this? Really nice stone as well Glad you found it. I lost one of the stones I polished and it is really annoying. Can't imagine how much worse it would be losing something really nice like that.

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2014
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    Great craftsmanship.. And amazing piece!

  15. #15
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
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    Nice!
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

 

 
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