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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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Horizontal Strip Cabochons – Part 1

Horizontal Strip Cabochons

The design for these fused glass cabochons is really very simple. They are just a couple of strips of solid coloured glass  along with strips cut from part sheets made according to the tutorial on the BullsEye website. By mixing colours and strips from part sheets a lot of variation can be achieved.

Due to the amount of work required to make these cabochons I have decided to break the process into 2 posts – one about producing the part sheets, another to cover the preparation and creation of the cabochons.

So first to make the part sheets.

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