From gory nightmares to Tik Tok dances, let’s get ridiculous in this week’s video while carving a silly opal Emoji gem.
I’ve done a lot of things in my opal cutting career; cut gems worth more than my car, dug deep for color, traversed mine shafts, moved my family to the outback, handled gems worth more than my house, and have met so many incredible people. What I can tell you, though, is that I have never done this before.
If you like my videos, chances are you’re a bit like me; you love to try new things, are a little left field, and love to explore topics or skills with an adventurous spirit. Does that sound about right?
Well, I’ve been searching for a new challenge lately; something that will push my skills in a new way. You never know what you’re missing out on until you try something new — it could be amazing!
Kind of like that time that I refused to try fish tacos because I loved chicken tacos so much. I finally relented to Ruth’s plea for me to give them a chance, and now I would battle my son in a teatowel fight for the last one. We live and learn, right?
Today I’m trying something I’ve never done before; carving an opal Emoji complete with sparkling eyes and a dazzling smile! I’ve got a few new goodies from Diamond Pacific to help me do it, too.
Have you ever seen an opal Emoji before? This may be the world’s first! Let’s see how it turns out.
2 thoughts on “I carved an opal Emoji gem!”
Love your content and your attitude i have been collecting rocks crystals gems since I was 11 with a deeper understanding and respect for what enters my life the last year its opals I just ordered your beginning rough and will be doing by hand I have some equipment I purchased here in nz as I’m writing this I just had a parcel arrive some boulder opal earings for my partners 40th and pendant for me hahaha 7th item I’ve acquired in the last 12 months from leanne at boulder Opal Mines Australia I enjoy learning from you and also live by the… you get what you give 😉 I can’t wait to try my hand at creating some colour I really do have a passion with patience and an eye for detail. and litteraly swapped whole pay packets for rocks my name is nicky Johns I’m going to do this properly Justin I love what you do the care and support I’ll meet you one day hopefully maybe at the mineral show in the states🤞. I’ll have a crack at the rocks you send me then I’ll get a400-500 dollar piece of rough something entree level I’ve finished/fitted alloy boats for 20years so have an eye for it and following up on my passion now. thank you so much for your time effort an energy to read this . I look upto you. have a super awesome amazing day today filled with what means the most to you and your family if there is a certain type of rough you would recommend to learn with I’d like to know that and maby once I have practiced enough if you could send me a 4 to 500 dollar piece of rough somtime in the future that would suit my skill. I don’t know if I am meant to be writing this here delete it if wrong
Thanks for the kind words Nicky. Yes we have all done the spend a pay-packet lol. It is an addictive sport these opals. Glad you are enjoying the journey.