Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cabochon Crazy

Harry and I took a Begining Cabochon class at the local Tuscarora Lapidary Society. It was a great class and there were 3 instructors for 7 students which meant we learned A LOT. They also gave us interesting stones to work with as you can see from the variety of colors and patterns in our cabs. If you live near Philadelphia and would like to learn some lapidary skills, you should check out their organization. The first pic shows the cabs I made and the second pic shows some of Harry's. As usual, Harry did not want to "color in the lines," so he made a lot of free-form shapes, where as I stuck with traditional setting sizes.

I also used my time in the class to work on some ideas I had for shaping glass beads. We'll have to see where this leads....