Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My First Cabochon

Yesterday I learned how to cut cabochons, and made one all by myself. I should have taken pictures of the process, but the class proceeded quite quickly. I cut an oval out of a slice of rock (I forgot the name of the mineral) that was about 7mm thick, then using a 'flat lap' ground a bevel, then polished it in a number of stages.

Not sure how many I'll have an opportunity to make in the future, but it was good fun, and I loved using the power tools. If only I had a studio like that...

Here is my 'masterpiece' :

oval cabochon, 25 x 18 mm


  1. oh that is gorgeous! is that a Blood Stone?

    1. Thank you! Yes, it is Bloodstone, I only just checked that out. x


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