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    Amber with fossils

    Post  Heidi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:37 pm

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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Chapwi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:46 pm

    beautiful fossils i want theses hehe

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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Guest on Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:07 pm

    nice pieces. I'd like to polish some amber, I imagine though time consuming it must be very satisfying to reveal whats within. The detail in amber specimens blows my mind.

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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Guest on Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:10 pm

    what is the age of these specimens?
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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Heidi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:06 pm

    All the photos you guys see in this album is from same amber..

    here is the info :

    Dominican Amber with many Fossils.. From Santiago.
    33 x 30 mm . Weight is 28.92ct

    Freeform shape - sanded & polish by hand.. I used no machines..

    first i make some small "windows" that i polish.. study them really hard.. measure them from all angels.. when i am sure what to do.. i start to sand them down by hand.. polish new small windows to make sure i keep the fossils.. sand down more bit by bit.. all by hand.. when i am finish shaping them.. i start to use buffer-blocks on them.. go over then a few times more with finer and finer grit.. until i polish them with a polishblock.. (the same type the ladies use to polish nails )... it takes a long time to do it.. but i dont like to use machines on them when they got nice stuff inside ;-)

    here is before and after:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150315001690552&set=a.10150314970980552.382041.611080551&type=1&theater

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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Heidi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:16 pm

    i forgot to mention.. the age on this amber should be between 40 - 60 mil years old.
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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Chapwi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:24 pm

    your amber is beautiful heidi.
    one day you will have to show us how to do it
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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Heidi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:44 pm

    Thank you.. but its tons of patience and practice a lot that is behind it.. so its just to start to play with it and try and fail..
    When it comes to Amber.. i prefer to use no machines.. the material is so soft and easy to work with by hand.. and then all you need is good quality sand files and sandpaper... 400 - 600 - 800 - grit will be ok.. take your time with it and use the 10X loupe to look for scratches.. when your happy with it.. buff over the amber with the buffer block the girls use to polish their nails with.. poof. you got a nice shiny surface.. :-)
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    New Album with a nice Amber with some Fossils.

    Post  Heidi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:33 pm

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    Re: Amber with fossils

    Post  Chapwi on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:29 am

    amazing pictures

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