Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Carved Stone

OK - I can see doing intricate carving on softer materials like wood or bone, but on stone?  Sure shaping is "just" a matter of patience, skill and lots of grits of grinding and polishing compounds, so cabochons, I can understand, like the ones in these necklaces:

I can even envision a tool a little like a dental drill helping to form the petals on this beautiful stone:

But having the artistic and technical skill to carve jade - a very hard mineral just blows my mind.  Guess that's why I love jewelry like these two pieces:

So, the next question is:  What do you find interesting, fascinating or mind blowing?

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