Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mystery Jasper

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I have a few surprises in the works since I missed my 100th post anniversary :) on to the mystery jasper...

When I won the lot of fake Sonoran Sunrise, I also won a lot of eight stones for a dollar. Yes, you read that right, eight stones for a dollar. All big, most nice. The cuts and finishes aren't that great, but most are salvageable. Here's the picture from the ad. Wouldn't you risk a dollar on that? I did and for a buck, I'm more than happy.

 I've already used four of them.Two are in my last blog entry. One is pictured below....

Mushroom Jasper Red Rustic Organic Artisan Handcrafted Pendant
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and the latest is pictured here.

Wonderful Graphic Design in Salmon Olive Black Jasper Handmade Pendant
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There are a few issues with this one, too, but I worked around it. It's a big, thick stone and I knew I wanted to use a lot of metal in the sides. Which was good because it helped to camouflage the off cut.

The stone is too beautiful not to use, but what the heck is it??? I know it is some kind of jasper, but beyond that- I don't know. I'm stumped. Any of you know what it is?? It's pretty, but beyond that, I just don't know.


  1. This is such a gorgeous wrap for this stone. The side wrapping and bail add interest without detracting from the strength of the stone's intriguing design. Is it painted or picture jasper? What a deal on this lot. There are some beauties here even if their cuts aren't the greatest. Good buy!

    1. Thanks Christine :) That was just a bargain I couldn't pass up. I knew they wouldn't be perfect, but they are certainly nice enough to use.

      Still not sure on the stone, but I am leaning towards Indian Paint Stone aka Death Valley Jasper.


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