The stone used in this beautiful wire wrapped pendant is a Rocky Butte jasper picture stone. It is one of the more colorful scenic American West picture jaspers. This stone has rosy and golden tan shades.
I used pure copper wire to give the medium size stone a unique and secure setting. I then gave it a patina which works well with the stone. I love how this turned out. Sometimes, I don't have a design in mind, I just go with the flow. This is where the flow took me and I couldn't be happier. :)
stone ---- 37x22mm
pendant ---- 2.12" / 5.3cm long; 1.33" / 3.3cm wide
bail ---- 4.5mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
More About Jasper:
Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of impure Chalcedony (type of quartz). It has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Moh's hardness scale. It is found in almost all colors. The interesting colors and patterns are caused by impurities. They can be up to 20% impure. Sometimes, those impurities will cause patterns that resemble pictures or landscapes and, as such, is then called a picture jasper. Other times they cause a variety of color and or interesting patterns or bands.
Jasper is known as a supreme nurturer.