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She Says: Symposium and the future of Opal

Women Opal Miners the future of opal

Hi! It’s Ruth here and I wanted to report on the future of opal. By now I’m sure you have watched Justin’s video on the Lightning Ridge Festival for 2018. If not you can watch it here. NOTE: This is a long post – you might want to settle in! I wanted to talk more about the Opal Symposium – especially for those of you who couldn’t make it. The opinions contained herein are my own. Firstly a big thank you to all of the committee who put the event on. I, along with the rest of the committee couldn’t have done the job without our fearless leader – Maxine…

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Carving opal with a Dremel: Video

carving opal - finished piece

Last week on Facebook, we mentioned this amazing piece we were going to do a carving opal video on. Here is the video showing Justin taking you through the step by step of carving opal with a dremel.  So if you’ve ever wanted to try carving, now is your chance with all the tips right here in this video. The main equipment you will need is a Dremel or similar hand-held rotary tool. You’ll also need a selection of bits including: hard diamond bits soft nova bits felt tips dowel wood bits The video is quite long so you’ll have plenty of time to see exactly what he is doing but if you…

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