Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jaded

Wikipedia tells me this: Jade is an ornamental stone. The term jade is applied to two different metamorphic rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals.

Nephrite can be found in a creamy white form (known in China as "mutton fat" jade) as well as in a variety of green colours, whereas jadeite shows more colour variations, including blue, lavender-mauve, pink, and emerald-green colours.

I tried a tutorial on making faux polymer clay jade from http://www.claycave.com/tutorial_jade.html and http://paroledepate.canalblog.com/archives/2005/10/27/914926.html and came up with some very different colour results. Next time I will stamp or texture the clay before baking.  Top left-hand image is of real Jade.

Jade

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