Friday, January 18, 2013

Why I Love Red Creek Jasper

I absolutely adore Red Creek Jasper!!!!!  

It is simply one of the most varied stone you can buy.  I am amazed at all the various colorations and variegations it comes in. It simply looks like a painting.

Sometimes I am a little confused about what this stone is actually called.  I have seen it called Red Creek, Cherry Creek and Succor Creek Jasper.  Maybe they are different Jaspers but they do have some similarities in the vibrancy in their coloration.

Here is a post by Jewelry Making Daily on Red Creek Jasper.

I most like to use this stone as a pendant.  I think the variety of stones, wood, lampwork, glass, ceramic and art beads you can use with this stone is endless.

I love to find interesting shapes in pendants as I think this can really make a distinctive piece of jewelry.  I do sell some of these rectangle shaped pendants in my shop.  See the link below.

If you haven't used Red Creek Jasper in your Jewelry Designs yet........I am sure when you do you will find that you have a new favorite stone to work with.

Kristin Oppold is a published jewelry artist whose jewelry has been featured in Bead Trends Magazine.  She has designed jewelry for actress Denise Richards and for the television show The Vampire Diaries.  You can find her creations at

You can also follow her creativity on Facebook.


  1. I love the jasper I bought from you. Can't quite let go of the necklace I made! Your designs are beautiful.

    1. I hear you on that Beti. I was looking at some of the designs above and was swooning over them. All have sold all the above except 2 and sometimes I wonder in the mining of this stone if there will come a time that some of the colorations or vareagations will be no more. Just remember I have many more of those above rectangle ones I am hoping to post some more this month. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Ah Jasper, how I love thee! Your endless colours and forms are a true pleasure to the eye.

    And your relatively low price is a pleasure to the pocket too! Or it would be if I didn't just buy more and more and more of you...

    Love your designs Kristin, I agree - jasper pendants can be just spectacular, and you have managed to complement each and every one perfectly.

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  4. I enjoy looking at all your beautiful works of art.