Catseye Obsidian Cabochon

This cabochon really is the cat’s meow . . . actually it’s the cat’s eye. The resemblance of this gem to a mysterious cat’s eye is unbelievable, but you should believe us when we say this project is so fascinating you’ll want to start it ASAP!

SKU# EP3255

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Thumbs up! We are impressed by the remarkable effect that this cabochon has on us. You can use a teardrop or oval shape for this project, whatever catches your eye.  We’re sure you are all wondering how to get this cat’s-eye look from obsidian. Well, learn how to handle chatoyant obsidian and create this striking gem in no time at all!

Required Materials:

Davis Creek obsidian with a color layer exhibiting parallel filaments.

Tools Needed:
SAWING: 12" slab saw, trim saw
GRINDING: Lapidary cabbing machine
LAYOUT AND DOPPING: Templates with
long oval shapes.

Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2010

SKU: EP3255

Author/Speaker/Editor: Bob Rush

Format: eProject

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