Chalcedony Rose

Panel 19.7 x 14.5cm

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Rare white and yellow chalcedony are used to depict this rose. As in wood marquetry, some parts of this stone can be heated up around the edges to create a ‘burnt’ perspective.

The burning technique used on yellow chalcedony speedily recreates the volcanic processess it went through millions of years ago. Applying the correct amount of heat steadily over a flame is vitally important so as not to crack the stone and to get the correct amount of shading needed.


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FIONA G-C March 30, 2016