This is one of my faux gems. It's made to look like a topaz. When I posted my tutorial for faux gems on Instructables, I got a response for a really nice idea to add sparkle to these gems. The responder suggested to spray plastic bags (polythene) with spray paint and then flake off the paint and use the chips in the gems. So I made this with a combination of yellow and brown colors, added some gold flecks, and then set it in gold.
Right now, this little guy is not yet fired. I'm not sure what I want it in or on so I've got it still set in unbaked clay. It really is neat.