I love when people ask me how I painted such small paintings on these stones. The fun thing is that I didn’t – these paintings naturally occur in my favorite stone to work with, Picture Jasper.
Picture jasper is a type of Agate that has great bands of different colors. It’s typically found in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. And what’s beyond cool is that the pictures that turn up in picture jasper stones look strikingly similar to the landscape they came out of (I’ve got some beautiful photos at the bottom of the page).
So, back to the original question – how do you get the pictures into the stones? Well, I’ve found some incredibly talented stone cutters that can take a slice of picture jasper, with all of its beautiful colors and swirls, and find the painting within the rock. They cut out the portion that has the best design in it, and turn it into a stone for me to use. Take a look at the sample to the left – I bet you can find a couple of cool pictures hiding in that hunk of stone too.
Take a look at the pieces of picture jasper that I’ve collected that are just dying to be made into a piece of jewelry >>
Check out the stones available for custom orders.