California Blue Jade
Below are two jades which conceal Guardian entities about to be revealed.
Dark Blue Jadeite from Guatemala on the left & a California ‘Blue Nephrite’ beach pebble on the right.
Both approximately the same size, each on their own path…. to the Guatemalan evolvement.
A raw and naturally fractured pebble, the heart of an extremely tight stone remaining.
The under-belly not so nice looking and will have the natural structure of the nephrite apparent on the completed carving.
Elementary lines marked on with indelible ink to indicate form.
Trimmed …. directly off the diamond saw …..
And the under side not looking too pretty.
Dressed to ‘pebble’ form off the diamond wheel.
As far as can be taken on the diamond wheel. From here on carved with hand tools.
Preliminary tooling Carving the Jade and revealing promise of form.
All diamond tooling and carving details completed.
A nice impression of the throat and chin followed by the concave curve, just discernible on the underside.
Near finished dimensions ….. just the dust to go……
Pre polish finish………
BLUE JADE GUARDIAN