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  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

Variations on a Stone


About this design:

Nevada 'Wild Burro' Jasper is a gorgeous blend of pinks (mauve through salmon), grey and creamy white. The vendor who supplies most of my known provenance western US turquoise recently started carrying this stone unearthed at one of his Nevada claims. I couldn't resist it and picked up several different shapes.

I wish I'd picked up more than one strand of the graduated rondelles. That necklace never saw a show. A friend saw my tray full of new work being photographed and bought this WBJ variation before I'd even finished entering it into my spreadsheet.

Components:

Wild Burro Jasper--graduated rondelles, SW-style barrels/rondelles, or center-drilled squares; sterling silver spacers, beads, clasps; seed bead custom mix to "paint" the stone's varied colors and pattern.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Here are the earrings that go with the necklaces.

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  2. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    All of these, and the earrings, are all going directly into my faves! I’ve never seen wild burro jasper before, but omg! I just love it!

  3. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Oh – I like this Wild Burro Jasper. Lima Beads you need to get some of this.

    All of your pieces are lovely. I see why you like this stone so much. Very versatile.

  4. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    very pretty. I can’t decide which one is my favorite

  5. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Very nice! I think that is a spendy jasper isn’t it? I know some of the jaspers they find here are…congrats on your sale!

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Very pretty and very lovely and very feminine :)

  7. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Deb–Wild Burro is a bit expensive but no where near what the better known Western US jaspers and agates go for–like Oregon Biggs J. or Washington Ellensburg Blue agate. It’s possible that the miner will discover how populate WBJ is and prices will go up.

    Julia–yes, I was attracted to WBJ because it screamed femininity for designs. So many jaspers have color tones that go more with the business suit than the party dress.

    Caryn, Ravin and Bead-itudes–thanks for the compliments on the designs and Mom-Nature thanks you for the compliments on her work.

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Another gorgeous set! ;)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!!!!!! OMGosh, am I in love with this stone!! Your designs are perfect….everyone of them!! You go girl! :-D And WBJ……I want some! :| :-)

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow, these necklaces are beautiful! I can’t pick a favorite either. Love the earrings too.

  11. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I can not decide which I like better. I sure would like some of these offered at LB.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful!

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Ditto Alice- just Beautiful!

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely! (However, I am was wondering what the miner was smoking to name this ‘mauve to salmon’ stone after burros… he was seeing pink burros?!?! but when I googled, I found out that there is a Wild Burro Mtn Range, w/ similar colors, see picture: wild burros in Wild Burro Range.)

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  15. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Hey Gayle, when you google ‘wild burro jasper’, this is the 1st listing! cool!

  16. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    What a gorgeous stone, love the colors, and you have made some beautiful jewelry with it!!

  17. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Pretty fun googling–when you search for the phrase by putting quotes around the three words, there are only two entries returned. This page is one. Thanks for the tip, Eeka M.

    AND…thanks to all for the compliments. I too hope LB can get some of this stone in beads. Mother Nature sure did a great job making this one.

  18. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautiful!

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