A Touch of Flair

 

It was an exciting day when I discovered a new material from one of my longtime pearl suppliers. 

So, naturally, for the past few months I have been experimenting with something totally new to me brightly coloured composite stone plates.

 Stone plates as they arrived. 

Stone plates as they arrived. 

At first I thought I would try using them for my logo but then I decided to expand their uses for rosette and to finish the look with stone around the top edge. My usual Morgan logo is made of pearl and abalone while the rosette ring is just abalone. This is all new to me. Finding new ways to work and create is invigorating. 

Guitar building is so intricate, little details can make such an enormous difference. 

Below are a few images of what I have done so far with the new stone. 

 Rosette ring, top perimeter and peghead logo interior made of jasper stone.

Rosette ring, top perimeter and peghead logo interior made of jasper stone.

 OM style guitar with lapis lazuli stone inlay ornamentation- rosette ring, logo interior parts, fingerboard dots and a lapis bound top.

OM style guitar with lapis lazuli stone inlay ornamentation- rosette ring, logo interior parts, fingerboard dots and a lapis bound top.

 All the interior pieces this time are made from various types of stone such as obsidian, lapis, jasper, turquoise. The coloured M's are also made from different stones. Some of them will make it onto a peghead. Some won't. 

All the interior pieces this time are made from various types of stone such as obsidian, lapis, jasper, turquoise. The coloured M's are also made from different stones. Some of them will make it onto a peghead. Some won't. 

 Mother of pearl logo with a new interior- leopardskin jasper stone in an ebony overlay.

Mother of pearl logo with a new interior- leopardskin jasper stone in an ebony overlay.

 
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