Sweet little batch of cabs from this week. Since I have a sale on Instagram every Wednesday, I wrap up a batch every week. It gives me a deadline to finish things. This batch has a bunch of cabochons from some of my favorite stones. Graveyard Point Plume Agate with some highly sought after and rare- pink plumes with a hint of red! Dinosaur bone. Sonora Sunrise. Blue and green goldstone. Feather Ridge Plume Agate- which IS known for it’s gorgeous pink plumes. Rose Quartz. Brazilian Sodalite. And a spike (Azoho’s name for a long thin triangle cab) in some fabulous AA Grade Kingman turquoise. That’s definitely a week to be proud of. I love my job. I’m grateful that I get to handle all of these beauties.
I have to admit that I’m very proud of this piece. I have a dear friend who loves sea turtles. And I love turquoise. This is one of the prettiest stones that I have ever cut. I do have a show next month so I think I may make a similar piece to offer.
I’d like to give you some insight into my process for creating my handcrafted jewelry. I like dinosaur bone. It’s amazing to me that millions of years ago this was part of a living thing. It lived it’s lived. Died. Agate formed in the fossils. Millions of years go by and some guy in Utah digs up this rock. I purchase said rock. Do my thing. And now someone will have a chunk of dinosaur to wear on their hand. Which they will inevitably look at while they are on their smartphone. LOL.
About ‘my thing’- I took the rock and cut it into a slab, which is the word we use for a slice. Then I attach it to something to hold. I use a nail or a piece of dowel. Then I grind it on wheels of various grits. Then onto a polish. That’s cabbing in a nutshell.
These rings are set in sterling silver. My Mom got one for Mother’s day. I have two more currently ready to ship.