I like to dabble a bit with different materials and make stuff. The latest material of choice is Jade stone. A friend sent me a Jade amulet which they had made, and straight away, i got the carving bug. I bought most of the rough Jade from eBay and I bought a Dremel, a few diamond tipped bits and some emery paper of various grades... and that was it. Jade comes in many shades, from dark to light. I like the dark Jade which looks black, but when cut thin enough and held up to a light scource, you can see that it is actually green. I find carving very therapeutic and i have spent many hours outside, like in a trance, carving stone.
I have made friendship bracelets and anklets for kids, keyrings, pendants , and a few other bits and pieces. I didn't photograph all my work before i gave it away, but here is a taste of what i have made .
I will add to this thread as i make new stuff . .
Feather.jpg 51.07K 28 downloads jade rune carv.jpg 144.88K 38 downloads Infinity.jpg 24.05K 64 downloads Keyring.jpg 65.77K 114 downloads
Loph\' carving.jpg 71.53K 113 downloads Yin Yang.jpg 91.04K 75 downloads leaf.jpg 32.33K 23 downloads Leaf incense cone holder.jpg 30.25K 51 downloads
Tools for the trade.jpg 35K 76 downloads transparent Jade.jpg 39.03K 73 downloads
Other stuff i have made was a 'trip simulator' AKA , a Kaleidoscope, made from brass.
Trip simulator AKA kaleidoscope.jpg 103.53K 37 downloads Kaleidoscope inner.jpg 29.04K 28 downloads
Then, not to forget the Native American style flute that i have already posted here at SAB, but adding it to my 'Show and Tell' thread .
totem flute.jpg 86.73K 35 downloads totem bear.jpg 53.21K 32 downloads
A bit rustic, but i enjoyed making this stuff, and that's all that really matters.
I think i would enjoy doing a mosaic, like a mushroom or something.
EDIT: the pics have gone higgldy piggldy, but it was tricky trying to get them to all line up . * shrugs.
Edited by Amazonian, 21 February 2012 - 01:37 PM.