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Cutting a Crystal Dichroic Cabochon into an Oval Shape.

Cabochon Tutorial

This material I made some time ago and have cut cabochons from it before, but it’s always an adventure. Sometimes they end up a big non-event, but this one isn’t that bad. Hard to see in the video, but it does have great flashes of colour.

Please ask any questions about this in the video comments. I would really appreciate any comments..

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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Cabochon Tutorial, Cutting a Rich Blue Cushion Cabochon

Cabochon Cutting Video

The material I’m using here to cut this cushion cabochon promised something special. The rough had a rich blue colour with flashes of gold and pink. The final stone did not disappoint, though it did end up smaller than expected.

Please ask any questions about this in the video comments. I would really appreciate any comments..

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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Cabochon Cutting Tutorial, Seam Dichroic Fused Glass

Fused Glass Tutorial

This video tutorial covers me hand cutting a piece of seam, or banded, dichroic fused glass. This is something I made as an experiment. It’s a mix of opaque and crystal, and hence needs to be set in the appropriate setting.

Please ask any questions about this in the video comments. I would really appreciate any comments..

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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Cutting a Red Oval Cabochon from New Material

Red Oval Cabochon

In this video tutorial I’ll show how I cut an oval cabochon from some experimental rough material. This material is similar to Jefanite, but is basically dichroic glass on a red background.

As I cut this piece you’ll see just how the red cabochon is revealed and in the end you can share your view of the material and finished cabochon in the videos comments.

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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Dichroic Slab for Cabochons

Fused Glass Dichroic Slab

Believe it or not, up till now I have not made any dichroic cabochons. Yes, they are popular, but I really wanted to explore making cabochons with plain colours first. Getting glitz from dichroic seemed too easy so I waited for a while before giving it a go.

Anyway, finally I decided to make a dichroic slab to cut up into cabochons.

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