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Friday, May 27, 2011

"Window to the Heart" or "Door to the Twighlight Zone"



I love this stone. It was a real challenge to wrap, however! The cut is off and the scene in the stone is off center. I like the look of the window/door being at an angle, though.

This is an agate. The lapidary artist who cut this, says he mined it in the Owyhee mountains in Idaho, USA. It is translucent except for the window/door, which I suspect is white quartz. The window/door has a different feel and is ever so slightly undercut. It is not translucent. I don't know if you can make it out in the picture, but in hand, the white "mist" just inside the window/door is real obvious

I tried to keep the wrap simple, but I wanted to do something a little special, too. I turned in the wires near the bail to follow the arch pattern in the stone. I hope I did this justice. Some stones are just so great that I have my doubts as to whether I did it proud or not. 

5 comments:

  1. The stone is absolutely gorgeous :)!
    I love it too.
    And the wrapping is so beautifully done.

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  2. Hey Tela, Saw this wrap on JL and headed over to your blog. This is one amazing stone and I really like that it was mined in the US. Your wrapping accentuates the arch and lets the stone be the star. Excellent wrap! You have such a talent for letting the stone guide your wrap. I love the window into another world.

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  3. Hi Christine! Thanks for dropping by and the complement. How could I NOT let this be the star? :)

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