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 me.
Continue reading Hand Cutting a Fiery Blue Fused Glass Cabochon for Jewellery
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.
Continue reading How to Hand Cut a Fused Glass Puddle Cabochon
In Part 1 I covered making the puddle by fusing several sheets of Bullseye COE 90 glass, but didn’t get into how that became finished cabochons.
In this part I will cover making the cabochons from the puddle, from breaking up the puddle, grinding on a glass grinder and preparation, full fusing and a final fire polish.
Continue reading Making Green Puddle Cabochons – Part 2 – The Cabochons