Jadeite Eagle Ray
All done. This is the first carving I’ve finished in jadeite (I’m still working on the barn owl ). I learnt a lot particularly finishing techniques. I got some sintered burrs and MXD diamond paper off Tim at Carvers Corner which helped enormously.
Because the owner is a diver and this will be in saltwater a bit we decided not to inset (glue) a different stone for the eyes.
What an amazing stone! (brought from Mayan Mountain). It changes its colour quite a bit from blue to green depending on the light and has lighter streaks going through it which immediately reminding me of moving water. A perfect fit for the ray.