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Hand Cutting a Fiery Blue Fused Glass Cabochon for Jewellery

Fused Glass Cabochon

In this cabochon cutting tutorial I’ll be cutting a piece of rough fused glass into an oval shape.

The piece of rough was nearly discarded until I took a close look. The piece had some fiery flashes and an interesting internal structure. I then decided to cut the piece and it didn’t fail to surprise..

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How to Hand Cut a Fused Glass Puddle Cabochon

Cutting a Puddle Cabochon

In this cabochon cutting tutorial I’ll be cutting a puddle cabochon into an oval shape.

Being a puddle cabochon its shape is irregular and I need a cabochon that is a uniform oval shape and size. Mainly because I want to set it into a symmetrical oval low sided bezel setting. If I was happy to make a custom setting with high sides, I wouldn’t need to do this, but that’s not the aim here.

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Will this cabochon cut well? Jewellery Cabochon Cutting

Cabochon Tutorial

Will it cut well? In this cabochon tutorial I have an interesting but odd shaped piece that I think will cut a nice cabochon. It is a bi-colour piece of rough with a deep rich blue and a golden pattern with flashes of green. It does have a couple of bubbles but nothing I think will be a problem.

It would be best as a cushion shape, but I think it will be an oval. Have a look to see what happens as I cut it.

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Oval Cabochon Cutting from Blue Green Jefanite

Cabochon Cutting

This cabochon tutorial didn’t quite work out as I had hoped. The final stone was a little disappointing but still worth saving.

The rough piece looked great, though a couple of bubbles did make the cutting a little interesting.

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Cutting a Multicolour Cushion Cabochon

Cushion Cut Cabochon

In this cabochon tutorial I’m cutting a nice multicolour piece of Jefanite into a rectangular cushion shape.

The piece has good play of colour and in the hand is far better than in the video. While there are just a few hints of red, there are numerous other colours that make this a real collectable piece. Which is probably what will happen with it. It’ll go into my collection.

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Introduction to Jefanite Video Series

Cutting Cabochon Videos

Just want to let everyone know that we are embarking on a new series of videos, dedicated to our own man made material called Jefanite, and working with it to produce beautiful features suitable for jewellery and other decorative works.

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