Tuesday, February 5, 2008
YOJ 2008 Week 3
The theme for this week was Australian Culture. I did a bit of checking and was kind of stumped as to what to do. Lucky for me I had done a trade out with a gal and this stone was one I had chosen.
It's a Yowah Opal and comes from Australia. Yowah opals are a variety of Boulder Opal. These opals are rounded pebbles of sandstone impregnated with Precious Opal and come from Yowah opal field, Queensland, Australia. The Yowah opal field is only about 2 1/2 square miles in size. This is one opal you won't find in every jewelry store.
Since the stone is almost nugget shaped I opted to create a reversable pendant. One way, you have a pretty dark to light brown speckled stone and on the other side a fabulous large area of fine opal.