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I carved an opal Emoji gem!

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.