Creating a Cabochon
Many people have expressed an interest when I tell them I cut and polish cabochons to incorporate into my designs. So with the help of my sister-in-law (Sue) who joined me at the Kingston Lapidary & Mineral Club, I pieced together a video to show the process after the initial shape has been cut with a trim saw. The raw cabochon is stuck with dop wax onto a piece of dowel which not only protects our fingers but also helps with more precise shaping. Just select the Play Video button to go to the video link and enjoy!
Gems & Minerals Spiritual & Healing Properties
It my be fact or fiction, but many people believe in the spiritual and healing properties of gems and minerals. So I thought it would be interesting to compile a reference to many of the stones I have utilized in my designs. Please be sure to read the disclaimer on the first page particularly as it relates to physical healing properties.