is in orange alabaster, from the Mid-West of the USA. It is
quite a rare stone and impossible to find in the UK. It is very
beautiful when the light shines through it.
is 2" high and 2" wide which made it really difficult to carve
as I had to place it delicately in the palm of one hand and
file it into shape. It was so small that I couldn't use chisels
and a mallet. Gouging out the inside of the flower by hand was
also a challenge.
wanted to give my 97 year old aunt, Lily Rose, either a lily
or a rose, but the stone had a mind of its own and it dictated
what it wanted to evolve into, so it became just 'Flower!'