“Crazy lace” is found on or just below the surface to the south of the Blue Lace mine. It is not sold commercially but occasionally pieces are available for
small-scale lapidary work. It makes a most attractive jewellery box or sphere. It is a real mixture of minerals and may give us some additional clues as to the formation of Blue Lace.
This is Patience, so-called because of the long time it took to work this hard stone.
She is 1.5 kg and 16 × 11 cm
These are two views of a crazy lace stone, which is both polished and unpolished. A stone like this would make beautiful cabochons or boxes as it is hard and fine grained. 15 × 13 cm
Above and below are views of another stone, with the back left unpolished, and the two sides polished. 16 × 11 cm
The 5-eyed Toad
This shows the original bubble-like formation on top of the stone, which is comprised of a whole mixture of colours including blue chalcedony. The eyes are glass beads.
Two polished slabs of “Crazy Lace”.