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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.


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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    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 :)

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    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:


  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.)


  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!!

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    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
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