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Cutting a Blue Green Oval Cabochon from Scrap

Cabochon Tutorial

A piece of blue green Jefanite that was left over from a larger slab, really didn’t inspire me too much. However, after some thought I decided to cut it and the result was a beautiful oval cabochon. This cabochon will make a wonderful pendant or other item of jewellery.

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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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