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ileney
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« on: May 05, 2017, 02:07:59 pm »

Wasn't there a Friday Funday for silly bottles bought on an impulse? These are mine. Only one is stone, but I can't seem to find where people were posting those so hope you don't mind that I post them together.

The first bottle is made of a stone that is called by a number of different names, one of them elephant skin jasper. I bought it because, even though I like it, I find this stone almost impossible to cut as it is so muddy. I assume they must have stabilized the stone or else that there are some pieces that are more stable than others.

The second bottle was an impulse buy. It looks newish to me. I just thought it was fun that it had so many openings (though it is a disgrace compared to the much better made bottles typically posted here.) I hope you don't mind that I posted it.


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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 05:55:17 pm »



The first bottle is made of a stone that is called by a number of different names, one of them elephant skin jasper. I bought it because, even though I like it, I find this stone almost impossible to cut as it is so muddy. I assume they must have stabilized the stone or else that there are some pieces that are more stable than others.


Maybe I missed this since you have been a member here, but are you a lapidary, and tried cutting this type of material before ?

Interesting that it is muddy when cut..  When I use to cut into stabilized turquoise, I do not recall it being muddy..

I think it may be more similar to different imitation materials used for countertops...
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 10:38:44 pm »

Dear Ilene,

     I like the stone bottle, but not the second one.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 10:49:54 pm »

Hi Ilene,

I too like the first bottle. It looks like fossiliferous limestone, but then jasper has so many guises.

I do not see any openings on the second bottle(s). Are you meaning piercework? Or some other type of openwork?

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 01:52:30 am »

Hi Ilene,

I thought the first one looked like a sort of reconstituted stone but having looked up Elephant skin Jasper I can see that is what it is. There were numerous pieces when I looked that had been carved so it must be fairly stable.

The second bottle is new but different in being four joined bottles so perfect Friday Fun Bottle material. The thread is in the Lounge if you have any more to add on another Friday.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017, 08:56:12 am »

Dear Tom,

     I believe Ilene is referring to the stopper openings (the multiple bottle 'mouths') ...  Grin
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Hi Ilene,

I too like the first bottle. It looks like fossiliferous limestone, but then jasper has so many guises.

I do not see any openings on the second bottle(s). Are you meaning piercework? Or some other type of openwork?

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 09:29:33 am »





Maybe I missed this since you have been a member here, but are you a lapidary, and tried cutting this type of material before ?

Interesting that it is muddy when cut..  When I use to cut into stabilized turquoise, I do not recall it being muddy..


Yes, I enjoy cutting stones. I rarely knowingly buy stabilized material (not even turquoise) as I prefer stones that are naturally stable (and yes, that gets pricey for turquoise). I assume this material must routinely be stabilized somehow (opticon?) as it really is just so muddy naturally, unless it, like turquoise, comes in different grades. I hadn't seen it carved before, just in slabs and cabs.

As for the second bottle, I confess that Joey is right and I was referring to the stopper openings.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 09:49:18 am »

Yes, I enjoy cutting stones. I rarely knowingly buy stabilized material (not even turquoise) as I prefer stones that are naturally stable (and yes, that gets pricey for turquoise). I assume this material must routinely be stabilized somehow (opticon?) as it really is just so muddy naturally, unless it, like turquoise, comes in different grades. I hadn't seen it carved before, just in slabs and cabs.



I have only used opticon as a sealer for porous material.. Mostly tiger eye types..

Do you do more than cut ?  Maybe some cabbing ?
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 11:45:37 am »

Yes, I meant I do cabbing on a diamond pacific pixie and am just starting to do a small bit of carving with a flexshaft.  Most of the snuff bottles I bought were carved out of stone and I liked them for that reason (or else they were very inexpensive and I bought them to turn into beads/pendants in making a "treasure" necklace).
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 10:46:41 pm »


As for the second bottle, I confess that Joey is right and I was referring to the stopper openings.


Thanks for the clarification. It had me puzzled.
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