Fireworks Jaspar is known to mineralogists and rock hounds as Astrophylite–for shooting stars?) The array of colors expands to more than just black or white, as seen in Botswana Agate (see link). Here the background color is the deepest black, with no variation. But the light color that contrasts with that will vary between palest cream to pistachio and from a lot to very little. With this piece, I paired small Mother of Pearl beads and a MoP flower centerpiece with alternating oval and tilted square Jaspar. Onyx rounds, ranging from 8mm to the loop of tiny ones holding the large flower in place, ground the composition, echoing the midnight black in the Fireworks Jaspar.
Let me just say this: I have discovered that I may be a little Obsessive-Compulsive. Since my husband passed away, I don’t have a scheduled time to eat or sleep or clean house. So guess where I spent my days in June. You’re right – I binged out with the Fireworks Jaspar ( found worldwide only near Pike’s Peak) in my muffin pan. Day after glorious day, I tried to match the stones in my muffin collection with those gemstones (sorted by color) residing in my big square rattan box (its former use was as an ottoman). I think the shimmering six-petaled flower makes this piece at home at a summer party especially.