Carved Quartz Cabochon

Add dimension to a common cabochon form with these stone cutting how-tos.

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Practice your stone cutting and flex shaft skills with this project that adds dimension to a common cabochon shape. Adding cuts to the back of this carved stone adds depth and visual appeal to any design. Experiment with other translucent stones for varying looks. Your end result will be nothing short of a stunning stone.
Required Materials:
  • Translucent cutting material, any size
  • Strand of 6mm onyx beads
  • Super glue
  • 1200 grit diamond compound
  • Cerium oxide compound
  • Crystalube diamond extender
Technique: Metalsmithing
Tools: Cabbing unit, flex shaft, diamond grinding burs, marking pen
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist December 2010

SKU: EP5789

Author/Speaker/Editor: Roger Halas

Format: eProject

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