I've been doing some experimenting with using anthracite coal in
jewelry. It's river-tumbled coal that I find in the Delaware River.
It's an interesting material and I've had some success so far with
carving it, inlaying stones into it, and drilling it. I do have a few
other questions and would love to talk with anyone who has some
experience with working with it.
In particular, I've found that some of the pieces have a wonderful
area of intense blue iridescence that occurs naturally in their
structure. It almost seems like this is a layer within the structure,
but I have not had any success so far in cutting to expose it. or
figuring out how to best use that layer.
If you want to see my favorite one so far, take a look at this one.
Coal with a diamond inset into it and silver inlaid around the edge.
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