World Jade Symposium – Abundance

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

$375 | Getting Started | The Tools | Pendant Creation | Finished Pendant | Sculpture Creation | Finished Sculpture ABUNDANCE by Kerry Jo Montoya, © 2014 Wyoming Nephrite Jade On Balsa Wood Pedestal 5” x 3.5” This is my sculpture entry into the World Jade Symposium 2014. When my first child was born there was a new love birthed that I’d never before experienced.  That love was deeper and more powerful than anything previously known.  It wasn’t until that point that I fully understood the Father’s sacrifice.  This sculpture is my visualization of that moment. I did not mount this piece as it...

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World Jade Symposium – The Tools

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

Getting Started | The Tools | Pendant Creation | Finished Pendant | Sculpture Creation | Finished Sculpture As I began working on my jade I quickly discovered that my lack of tools was fast becoming a hindrance.  Bits only reach so far and provide even cutting an inch was beyond it’s limits.  Getting mass removal of material was going to take years it seemed.  So I began my search for tools.  Now, if money were no object this task would have been MUCH easier.  LoL  So I searched high & low, started down many paths only to find dead ends, but finally, FINALLY, I managed some...

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